Our eyes, gestures, and tone bring us together in a more profound way than words alone. It’s why we look hopefully toward the return of in-person, face-to-face connection.
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As a Black mother, I constantly ask, what will allow my children to be seen as the“Young, Gifted, and Black“ jewels they are and not as "threatening and uncooperative."
"Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced." —James Baldwin
In recent weeks wearing a mask has become a polarized and politicized issue. However, this simple act could save a life.
It takes a healthy dose of self-compassion to recognize we are all strong, resourceful, and meaningful contributors, even when we face physical limitations.
The COVID-19 pandemic is fueling fear that divides our communities. However, we can take active steps to combat COVID-19-associated racism and hate.
Blacks comprise a high number of COVID-19 deaths. However, they also account for the majority of essential workers, the force sustaining all American systems—systems that fail them.
When COVID-19 hit, our clinic, in line with CDC recommendations, transitioned to tele-health. But how do you do a tele-health visit if you don’t have a telephone?
Accepting loss and leaning into the unknown when delivering during COVID-19.
There is no shelter-in-place for healthcare workers, just as there is no shelter-in-place for fire personnel during fires. This is our fire; please don't pour gasoline on it.
Sometimes when we take a step back we are able to realize that simple acts, such as washing our hands, can help combat the most overwhelming problems.
Growing concerns rise as the coronavirus spreads like wildfire in jails and prisons across the nation.
Atlanta Behavioral Health Advocates (ABHA) is an interprofessional and collaborative group of behavioral health professionals in Atlanta, Georgia engaged in social justice advocacy.