This video is intended for informational purposes only.
The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.
Always seek the advice of your psychologist or other qualified mental health provider with any serious queries you may have.
I am NOT saying that black, indigenous or people of colour (BIPOC) should be discouraged from going for therapy, I will always encourage therapy as I myself am studying to become a psychologist. If you are a BIPOC who has benefitted from seeing a psychologist, that is absolutely amazing and I hope that every person could share that type of experience.
In this video I discuss:
– how psychology has failed black people
– can racism negatively affect mental health
– racial trauma
– black mental health awareness
– I list resources for mental health for black people below
– signs of racial trauma
– what is the health impact of racism
– a psychology of radical healing
The point of this video is to highlight that BIPOC might need to be more mindful about the therapist they choose and have every right to ask their therapist how they navigate race-related topics in their practice. This will ensure that you get you get the full therapeutic experience that you deserve, I hope to become a psychologist who will facilitate this for people too. With that being said, I have created a list of resources and related people who cater to the mental health of BIPOC:
Here are the academic articles that I referred to in my video:
Bryant-Davis, T. (2007). Healing requires recognition: The case for race-based traumatic stress. The Counseling Psychologist, 35(1), 135-143. https://doi.org/10.1177%2F0011000006295152
French, B. H., Lewis, J. A., Mosley, D. V., Adames, H. Y., Chavez-Dueñas, N. Y., Chen, G. A., & Neville, H. A. (2020). Toward a psychological framework of radical healing in communities of color. The Counseling Psychologist, 48(1), 14-46. https://doi.org/10.1177%2F0011000019843506
Hargons, C., Mosley, D., Falconer, J., Faloughi, R., Singh, A., Stevens-Watkins, D., & Cokley, K. (2017). Black lives matter: A call to action for counseling psychology leaders. The Counseling Psychologist, 45(6), 873-901. https://doi.org/10.1177/0011000017733048
Kinouani, G. (2020). Silencing, power and racial trauma in groups. Group Analysis, 53(2), 145–161. https://doi.org/10.1177/0533316420908974
Painter, D., & Blanche, M. T. (2004). Critical psychology in South Africa: Looking back and looking ahead. South African Journal of Psychology, 34(4), 520-543. https://doi.org/10.1177%2F008124630403400402
Perrin, P. B. (2013). Humanistic psychology’s social justice philosophy: Systemically treating the psychosocial and health effects of racism. Journal of Humanistic Psychology, 53(1), 52-69. https://doi.org/10.1177/0022167812447133
Video clip of Black Lives Matter marches around the world: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWOoFLhrF28
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