Mental Talk’s five-part podcast called the Minority Report Series. This second topic of the series will address “Stigma and Trauma in Minority Families” with our co-host Dr. Amber Thornton, who will be with us for 12-months sharing her knowledge and wisdom affecting families. We had a detailed discussion and touched on issues regarding stigma and trauma and what that means for people of color. Along with social issues, politics regarding Native people and the Dakota pile line, and ended it on a positive note on self-care and ways to keep stress and anxiety at bay!
Please listen to the podcast and join the debate below. Share your comments on how families can start an impactful dialogue and how this is affecting black and other minorities being touched by mental health issues in our society. You can also take the discussion on Facebook and Twitter with #MinorityReportSeries.
About Dr. Amber Thornton:
Dr. Amber Thornton is a Staff Psychologist and Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Tennessee. Her clinical interests include racial identity, multiculturalism, womanist identity, racial trauma, and the mental health needs of Black communities. Learn more by visiting Dr. Amber Thornton’s website or social networks.