Invisible Illness
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Invisible Illness

I Deserve Help. I Don’t Deserve To Be Pathologized.

The mental health establishment must dismantle its racism for Black people to truly get the help we need.

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I first walked into a psychotherapist’s office when I was 17 years old because I had expressed a desire to kill myself. I’ve been in and out of therapy for over thirty years. However, while I was still…




We don't talk enough about mental health.

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