Black Psychology: Why it Matters & The Burden Of Racism On Black Mental Health | WYPR

Black Psychology: Why it Matters & The Burden Of Racism On Black Mental Health

Aug 11, 2020

Dr. Theopia Jackson, president of The Association of Black Psychologists
Credit Assoc. of Black Psychologists

Does the conventional wisdom of the white dominated field of psychology make the wrong assumptions about the weight of racism and its impact on the psychological well-being of African Americans?

To answer that question, Tom speaks with Dr. Theopia Jackson, a licensed clinical psychologist and the president of The Association of Black Psychologists.  She serves as co-chair of the Department of Humanistic & Clinical Psychology and Chair of the Clinical Psychology degree program at Saybrook University in Pasadena, California.president of The Association of Black Psychologists

In her conversation via Zoom with Tom, Dr. Jackson explains how African- and Black-centered psychology embraces Afrikan traditions, and draws on the strength of community to meet the individual mental health needs of Black people.

Mental Health Resources:

Black Mental Health Alliance: www.blackmentalhealth.com or text 443-214- 2642

Mental Health Warm Line: 443.608.9182

Baltimore City – Baltimore Crisis Response, Inc: 410.433.5175

Baltimore County – Baltimore County Crisis Response System: 410-931-2214

First Call for Help (all types of referrals): 410-685-0525 or 211

Suicide Grassroots Crisis Line (suicide intervention hotline): 410-531-6677

Maryland Youth Crisis (suicide and other interventions): 1-800-422-0009

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Domestic Violence and Abuse House of Ruth - Baltimore: 410-889-7884

Hope Works – Howard County: 410-997-0304

Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Hotline: 410-828-6390

National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1- 800-799-7233

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