Do we all have PTSD?: Mental health in an age of racial terror

Experience of both egregious acts of injustice and microaggressions and even visual exposure to such events causes racial trauma with the familiar symptoms of PTSD–depression,  fear based distrust of surroundings, anxiety, hyper alertness and angry outbursts when triggered.  While author Blue Telusma writes that “[u]nfortunately, a lack of hopefulness is something that’s become so normalized in our community we don’t even notice it anymore,” she concludes with the plea “If you think you may be experiencing any of the racial fatigue or PTSD symptoms listed above, PLEASE go see a therapist.”  To read her complete article, click here.

 

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