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Terrie Williams: Black Pain

Author: Terrie Williams
Have you ever asked someone How are you feeling today? Is everything alright? Often you may get a response "I'm ok" or "It's nothing" Being aware of the responses can be helpful you can let the person know you are there for them and to support them. There are times where showing no emotion emulates strength to some. There's a misconception not to show your pain because one is taught to "Hold it together" "Why you let things bother you" or "Get over it be strong".  "Stop playing victim". People are experiencing pain and real problems. Sometimes a listening ear and trust are things one may need, compassion. Often people turn to addictions, self destruction, self doubt, drugs and other forms of abuse in search for an escape, to relieve the pain, feeling abandoned, discouraged or disregarded. Leading to unhealthy coping methods. Pain is often hidden, suppressed and becomes normalized. Addressing and expressing how you truly feel is sometimes difficult to do and even more challenging if there's an escape or it's ignored. 

There are so many layers when it comes to mental health, your mind, body and soul is affected. There are ways to help yourself or anyone that might be experiencing mental health. Black Pain is a good book that raises awareness, there are programs, counseling available as well to provide love, support and guidance on the healing process. 

Black Pain addresses mental health, educates, enlightens and opens up conversation. 

In the video below Terrie discusses her book and touched base on mental health.


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