May was Mental Health Awareness Month but, for Black people, we have to continue to advocate mental health awareness more during these times of Black bodies being slain on TV and social media on a constant loop.
June is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Month and across the world, millions are tired of seeing law enforcement murder those that they are supposed to protect without any repercussions.
To those that are showing up to every protest, rally, and demonstration, I pray that you all are safe from those that try to change the narrative into a violent situation and taking precautions to protect yourself from COVID-19 while also taking a moment for yourselves to rest. I will continue to support by spreading information and donating to organizations like The National Bail Fund Network, Mothers Against Police Brutality, Black Trans Women Inc, and NAACP Legel Defense and Educational Fund.
Silence the Shame presents a conversation discussing the effects racism has on the mental health of the Black community. Shanti Das moderates the conversation and speaks with Dr. Spirit LPC, Sultan Simms MD, Rev. Raphael G. Warnock, and Rapper Royce Da 5’9.
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