I truly believe this is:
The deaths of Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and most recently George Floyd, among countless lives lost at the hands of police brutality — in addition to simultaneously experiencing a disproportionate rate of deaths from COVID-19 — has left many people of color fighting through psychological warfare.
During this mental health state of emergency, black communities are not only protesting, but many are also looking for ways to find peace.
We’ve all been dealing with a lot over the last few months, and now the Black community also gets to deal with the deaths, the protesting, the demands for change, and all of us White people trying to help, and expecting them to tell us how. (Don’t be too hard on us, we are trying, and want to hear from you. But if you’re not up to it, you’re not up to it.)
Yeah, that’s a lot on top of a lot. I’d agree with this article for the importance of self-care for all of us, but for Black people right now? Please, practice some self care. Refill yourself in order to keep moving forward. Take time to recharge, and take stock of your own mental health. You life matters, and your mental health is part of that. It would be a shame to see all of this impact being had and yet keep losing more of you because of mental health issues.If nothing else, take a few minutes to read the article below.
And the rest of us? Like I’ve been telling you for years, let people do what they need to do for self-care, no judgement, no stigma, only support.