On Sunday, April 11, Daunte Wright was shot and killed by a Brooklyn Center police officer. He was only 20 years old, and our community is grieving the loss of another young Black life. Daunte’s death is a painful reminder of the long history of injustices in our systems that harm and kill Black community members.
As we collectively grapple with how to create systemic change, TPT is offering programming about efforts to advance social and racial justice, the mental and physical effects of racism and historical trauma, and where to access resources for support and healing.
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We Are Living in a Racist Pandemic
From Why Race Matters — Angela Fitzgerald sits down with Myra McNair, a licensed therapist, to talk about mental health challenges facing Black communities.
From PBS NewsHour – The deaths of Black Americans at the hands of police have pushed race in America to the forefront of the national conversation. But for many, discussions about racism and the reality of living in America as a Black person happen daily.
From PBS NewsHour – The deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor have sparked a renewed dialogue on racism in America. Reform advocates want policy and institutional changes, but individuals are also asking how they can address their own inherent racism.
From TPT Originals — A new digital series, Trial & Tribulation, sheds light on how people can cope when racial violence stirs up old and new wounds.
Trauma is soaked into the Black experience, but having to watch days on end of police brutality can be mentally, emotionally and spiritually unraveling. Here are five ways to take care of yourself from trauma therapist Resmaa Menakem.
Is objectivity just a way to protect white maleness? Twin Cities PBS examines how media are reporting on race and how change is slowly creeping into the news environment.
Three health professionals shed light on the impact of historical trauma.
From TPT’s REWIRE – Tips from four Minneapolis-based mental health professionals on how to manage complicated feelings. READ MORE
Psychologist Willie Garrett talks about the loss of control we all feel during tragedy.
Communities are often willing to pitch in after a crisis, but the goal of organizers is to reduce the need in the first place.
Though the killings of Geroge Floyd and Daunte Wright occurred in Minneapolis and Brooklyn Center, Greater Minnesota communities like Pine Island also face questions concerning race and white supremacy in their community.
From TPT’s REWIRE — On therapy, and the importance of both availability and access for Black youth. READ MORE
LIST OF RESOURCES
- The Association of Black Psychologists provides connections to African American mental health professionals
- The Depression and Anxiety Association of America provides resources including links on how to find a therapist.
Other resources available on-line and over-the-phone 24 hours a day include:
- The National Alliance on Mental Illness — 1-800-950-NAMI (6264)
- The Suicide Prevention Lifeline —1-800-273-8255
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