Racism occurs in everyday microaggressions that deny people of color access to resources, power, and even basic survival needs based solely on the color of their skin. Racism can be insidious, like suffering “death by a thousand cuts” or it can be more traumatic and sudden. Regardless, fighting racism can affect you in many ways, including:
Getting poor quality sleep
Feeling edgy and irritated
Needing to disconnect from the news cycle and society
Causing you to question your most important values
Upsetting your relationships with your children, parents, friends, or partners
If you can relate to the experiences described above, there is hope. Through connecting with a therapist you can trust, we can navigate through the process of healing together.
If you would like to learn more about the services offered through the Race-based Stress and Trauma Center in the Center for Behavioral Health at Spalding University, please Contact Us and note interest in the Race-based Stress and Trauma Center services. A clinician you may work with in the Race-based Stress and Trauma Center will address questions or support you in scheduling an appointment.