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When trauma in the black community is discussed, and its causes and possible cures are talked about in public, a key topic is often left out. That would be mental health issues, the kind that are often caused or made worse by issues including physical and emotional trauma fatherlessness and sexual assault. What...

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Stigma of Seeking Mental Health Care Hurts Traumatized Teens

BY JANIYA BATTLE When trauma in the black community is discussed, and its causes and possible cures are talked about in public, a key topic is often left out. That would be mental health issues, the kind that are often caused or made worse by issues including physical and emotional trauma fatherlessness and sexual...

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November, 2018   Four African American teenaged girls started a group-chat that was originally intended to be about gossip and interesting situations they’d come across in their communities. However, it wound up leaving a more serious mark on each of its members.  As the members became more open to each other, the group chat...