Yesterday I was taken back by the news of the officer in Louisiana who took his own life. I run a Black mental health podcast and I’m producing a new episode but I’m stuck. It’s called ‘Clear and Present Danger’ because I am trying to describe the emergent situations facing Black Americans in 2021. Why are there stigmas when everyone is going through it? I went to look at the definition of stigma.
Stigma- a mark of disgrace associated with a particular circumstance, quality, or person.
So if we’re putting disgrace behind medical issues then how are we supposed to heal?
Tyler Black comprised a report on the changing USA Suicide rates, read it here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/18Qe7JygejkHS0EvWkoBrURbFUyjBk5aYrb-U0gzl3rE/edit#gid=1487714745
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