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Black Women Are Resilient. We Still Need Mental Health Care

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A common misconception of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in the Black community is that Black women are strong enough to withstand (without support) any trauma that comes our way.

We are bombarded with racist macro and micro aggressions, racial trauma, sexual violence, community violence, inadequate mental healthcare and so much more.

We are told we are the “Strong Black Woman,” and we are immune to mental disorders. We are just expected to be resilient. That mental illness is a white person’s problem.

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