To Treat The Emotional Scars Of Racism, New Approaches To Black Mental Health | WYPR

To Treat The Emotional Scars Of Racism, New Approaches To Black Mental Health

Sep 2, 2016

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Racist rhetoric, systematic inequality and discrimination can have lasting effects on the mental psyche of those who are exposed to it, especially people of color. 

Dr. Cheryl Grills is a professor of psychology at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, and the former president of the Association of Black Psychologists. Enola Aird is a lawyer, and the founder and president of Community Healing Network. They both participated in a panel earlier this year sponsored by the Black Mental Health Alliance that explored why African-centered approaches to mental health are crucial to addressing the psychological stress felt by many communities of color. 

The first Emotional Emancipation Circle September meeting will take place on Thursday, September 8, 2016, 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m at the Community Mediation Center on Greenmount Avenue in Baltimore.  Click here for more information, the full meeting schedule or to RSVP. 

This conversation originally aired on April 15, 2016.