Racism is On-Going Trauma; Specialized Attention Should Be Formed- Please Watch

Black Mental Health Matters!

I am aware that there are plenty of people who think the signs and symptoms of depression, suicide, behavioral issues and so forth are the same for everyone. While in general of course that is true, there is a very obvious factor that must be considered and dealt with among those suffering from mental illness(es) in the Black community.

Simply living while Black creates stress, unwanted problems that people of other ‘color’ do not have to deal with. This crosses all age groups, so from the youngest to the oldest, racism does impact the signs and symptoms and thus the treatment as well for anyone seeking help.

Of course all of the signs and problems we see in white people who suffer also are applicable; but the problem is on top of all of those issues and stresses, signs and symptoms, sadly there are more problems in the Black community…

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Disrupting the Miseducation of African American Youth

“Teach them about their marvelous history and watch what happens… Teach them and tell them, I tell them, your people have done wonderful things and that you too can do wonderful things. The moment they realize that their people have done something is the moment they realize that they can do something.”

This is a powerful, strong talk on the a tragic truth that can change the future. . . That can change and help the mental health of the children… Everyone needs to see this video. It’s amazing how obvious so much of what he says is yet, the lack of how often this happens is heart breaking.

Be part of the change. This is not “by chance” that these children can barely read, let alone want to learn… We need Black pride; we need a revolution even in the educational system…

We can all change the world, if we all try. The level of deprivation of knowledge, the lack of funding given to predominately Black communities school. This isn’t equality. It’s time to change; it’s time to make Black children proud of where they come from, just as they should be, and children of all color should be learning this as well because learning lies is brainwashing and heartbreaking.

We can all do something. What are you doing?

The Importance of TRUE Black History

The importance of Black history is crucial; the accuracy of this history is even more crucial. Black history should be given the same amount of time, depth and attention as white European history… This is obvious.

But the link between the lack of Black history and the predominance of mental health issues is far deeper than we are acknowledging. The power of our ancestors, of all the things that have been done before us, have been uninterrupted as the people untied and stood up against the hate. The power in the Black and African communities when united, within the community alone let alone in this world, needs to not only be remembered, but shared and celebrated; and emulate the strengths and finally get credit for the contributions made but never paid for by acknowledgment or money.

It’s time we start focusing more on history, real history, not only for our sake but for the children.

Mental Health: The Black Church — Mental Wealth

“So we accept and hide our emotional mental turmoil and go to church where it gets worse. We follow the rules of some self serving overbearing power hungry undercover sexual deviant. I speak flippantly and no not all of them are money hungry sexual de aunts but many are.  Church is big business these days, pastors have private jets, hareems of women, wear only designer.  The church in Jamaica has a congregation filled to the brim with designer clothes, I went to use th bath room, realized I should have taken a short plumbing course to use the facilities as the water tank was not filled up and it would not flush so I had to pour water in the toilet to flush it.  Yet the congregation look well and in their Prada, Gucci, Armani, even the tags hanging outside the clothes to demonstrate that they bought it new. “

 

Church, the Christian faith the black version of Christianity. I am talking about the clap hand dancing, singing pastor jumping church. Church was not a time to sit and listen, it is entertainment, audience participation, shouting, jumping. Followed close by with the chastisement the judgments the process of individuality No point in pretending I am […]

via Mental Health: The Black Church — Mental Wealth

A Brief Apology Before Carrying Onwards

Before I begin with my next post, I feel I need to explain and apologize, for I have failed-if no one else- I have failed myself. I do fear I have also let down others as well due to my lack of consistent posts. I understand that I am nothing ‘special’ but nevertheless, I want to create a page of knowledge that is consistent and dependable. Therefore, from here on out I’ve decided to make this page a top priority in my life. The knowledge I want it continuously overflow with, the resources, the awareness…all of it matters. I truly, truly hope that the research I have already, and that to come, will help or inform even one soul; for that one soul may be the one in a position to use it…

I can only hope it will get into the hands of far more than one as we truly have a lot of unspoken traumas, injustices and more occurring far too often. I surely am not doing all that I desire, but I hope to at least offer some form of assistance to issues ignored tragically by mainstream society. With a little bit of luck and hard work, maybe somehow the knowledge shared may even help to raise further awareness; even, again, if it is only that one person.. (though I hope it will be more, of course 🙂

With that said, previous projects are coming up and I want to organize this site; I am seriously considering also starting a podcast, for there is so much information that people need to know it is a bit much to cram into even the longest of reads.

So once again, for what it means to anyone who may be reading this… last month was very chaotic and harsh, but I’m back on solid ground now, which is going to see massive changes in positive, consistent ways.

I feel guilty for losing a month, or being a month behind; thus I felt this apology was due. The future I have decided will be held as a part of life I am going to dedicate myself to with all of my heart, and hope to reach others out there…

Thank you for reading; sorry, I’m sure this was the most boring post most of you have ever read lol. ❤ New changes on the way, as well as knowledge of all sorts… A change is starting, and it will be as such from now until…..until it is no longer needed 🙂

Intervention is Key to Brain Development; So Why Are the Immensely Traumatized Not Receiving It?

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While this may not be a large reason Black children are seen taking their lives at such a high rate, it is impacting their mental health and it is time someone says something.

As neurobiological research shows, children’s very brain development can be altered by violence. This is why intervention is so vital; but what happens when intervention isn’t received, be it due to lack of access or due to disbelief in mental health; or perhaps it is so on going it isn’t even an after thought?

Do not get me wrong, the shootings at columbine and other school shooting are sad. But what about the kids who live in fear, day by day, because of shootings? I have been angry that no light has been shed on these children for a long time, and as I do my research regarding why Black children are taking their lives so early, it enrages me even more.

While I do agree that more Black therapists and psychologists are needed -because these children face what no white or any other ‘color’ can comprehend on a personal level- someone needs to be doing something. It’s not fair these kids are being alienated and shoved aside while these predominately white schools are making headlines.

And receiving the help they need. No matter the color trauma impacts the brain and the brains development which impacts children unless intervention is created be it with therapy or some other form of counseling.

It also needs to be known that expressing your emotions is not weak, and that mental health is real. Another common factor vital to helping children, teens and adults heal is removal of the tragedy that traumatized the child. In communities faced with immense fear, who can’t even trust the police which so many white people take for granted and then have the nerve to say there is no white privilege; I think this short but factual post gives a little insight into what, I believe, was planned.

The government wants to keep the community in disarray and they are doing it with neglect and internal conflict. Something needs to be done, for suicide, homicide and for the unification of us all. They cannot be allowed to win- we MUST stop buying into their twisted game.

On that note, I will have a video and written post up sometime today or tomorrow as this all keeps taking turns in every direction given the immense problems faced due to denial, ignoring and degrading; all of which are wrong and damaging youth and children, the future, alike.

*Against All Odds…* “The Black Experience in Business”- Things They Didn’t Teach in School- Documentary

As I prepare for my first release of heartbreaking information, hidden information it would seem, regarding health care and the Black community; children, to make it even worse, I figured I need to maintain a balance on my page for within the community, be it historical or present day, there is something amazing and empowering about what can be done when the community unites…

I feel it is just as important to highlight the tragedies going on, as well as acknowledge the buried history of Black men and women in America (as well as outside of America, but I’m trying to stay on topic.) I’ll be posting random positive posts such as this on and off as we go through the mental health crisis and more, for it is important never to forget…In fact, to KNOW or REMEMBER… They didn’t teach this in school for a reason, and as KRS-One asked, “WHY IS THAT?”

Click Here to go the PBS website and view the documentary for free. For some reason, it isn’t letting me embed it on my page 😐

Learn about the untold story of African American entrepreneurship, where skill, industriousness, ingenuity and sheer courage in the face of overwhelming odds provide the backbone of this nation’s economic and social growth.

Independent Research Regarding Mental Health Care In the Black Community

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