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Black Psychology And Racism's Toll On Black Mental Health

Assoc. of Black Psychologists

 (This program originally aired August 11, 2020)

Today, we revisit a conversation Tom had in August with the woman who heads a group of African American psychologists whose approach to counseling and therapy is centered in the traditions of Africa and the African diaspora.  

How do the mental health needs of African Americans differ from those of Whites and other ethnicities?  What approaches to treatment can be employed that address the particular challenges caused by COVID 19 in the Black community?  Can Black psychology be used as a tool to confront institutional and systemic racism? 
Tom's guest is Dr. Theopia Jackson.  She’s a licensed clinical psychologist and the President of The Association of Black Psychologists.  She is Co-Chair of the Department of Humanistic & Clinical Psychology and Chair of the Clinical Psychology degree program at Saybrook University in Pasadena, California.  She recently relocated to Maryland after 30+ years of practice in the Bay Area.  Dr. Jackson joined us via Zoom.  

This conversation was recorded earlier, so we couldn't take any calls and e mails today.   

Mental Health Services:

Black Mental Health Alliance 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

This information shared is for educational purposes only and does not serve as treatment. Please contact your healthcare provider for treatment and health concerns.

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