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...er 214). Lastly, Lester notes that “Gibbs (1) suggested setting up comprehensive clinics in inner-city schools to provide physical and mental health resources. These have to be meaningful services, and a great deal needs to be done to improve police-community relations in inner cities” (214).
In all, not having a support system of any kind and people within your community, dismiss and belittle issues that are a part of your identity is disheartening. Having a safe-haven to discuss your sadness/anger (any emotion) is very important. Therapy in the Black community is needed, using a lens that takes everything Black people have been through/are going through in the right context is needed, education about mental illnesses is essential to healing and unity is needed, so that a communal approach can be taken to healing Black people dealing with various forms of trauma.
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