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Robust's Blog – April 2017 Archive (3)

You can pray AND see a therapist at the same time

As we know mental illness is still a very taboo subject in the black community. Not only are many African Americans not willing to speak on it, but a lot find it to be a personal weakness. "Black people don't go to therapy we pray about it" or "depression is a weakness, stop complaining about your life" is thrown out there a lot.



I have come up with a plan to help educate the black community more on mental illness. Starting April 24th I am offering two classes:…

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Added by Robust on April 18, 2017 at 11:36am — No Comments

“Just pray about it” - Ignoring mental health is killing black youth

Stumbling into adulthood often causes black youth to become more hyperaware of the fact that that even as children, we were constantly fed the narrative that we are less human than any other demographic. From day one we were taught that we could speak, but not too loudly because we already take up too much space. We could feel, but not too deeply as to not be a threat- We are even taught to grieve quietly because any sign of emotional weakness is effectively labeled as ‘for…

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Added by Robust on April 13, 2017 at 5:21pm — No Comments

French vegan group picks slave trade commemoration date to protest the "enslavement of animals"

French vegan and animal rights group, 269Life Libération Animale, plans to hold a demonstration about animal rights, on May 10—the day France commemorates the abolition of slavery and the slave trade. The group posted the …

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Added by Robust on April 12, 2017 at 10:47am — No Comments

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