Why are you always down? Toughen up! You want to go to a therapist?! That’s white people stuff.
Being of sound body and mind is critical to being the best version of yourself. Within our community though, tending to mental health is not as celebrated as shooting in the gym.
The black existence in America can be equated to making lemons out of lemonade. Progress has been made throughout the years but we are still subject to many stressors and uncertainties in our daily life.
These factors can foster ailments like depression, anxiety, post traumatic stress disorder, etc.
Theres the single mother in Cleveland who wonders if she’ll have enough money for groceries this week. Theres the black doctor pulled over in his Lexus who wonders if he’ll be the next person murdered by police. There’s the teenager grappling with their homosexuality in a Christian household that says it is a sin.
Seeking help doesn’t make you weak and it doesn’t make you white. It makes you an active participant in one of life’s toughest tasks; self-improvement.