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Racial trauma is real (Here's how to take care of yourself)

Racial trauma is real (Here's how to take care of yourself)

Update: 2023-02-06
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Ofosu's had a lot on his mind since the release of the video footage of Tyre Nichols being brutally beaten. So he and psychologist Dr. Maryam Jernigan-Noesi check in with each other and discuss the impact that race-related stress and trauma has on our mental and physical well-being. They also share practical tips for taking care of yourself after experiencing (or witnessing) a traumatic event.


▶️ You can watch the latest episode on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/oFnO8w3hrO0


📚 More about Dr. Maryam Jernigan-Noesi:

Dr. Jernigan-Noesi is a licensed professional psychologist with decades of experience as a scholar, clinical researcher, and mental health professional. She is a professor at St. Agnes College, where she heads the Intersections Research Lab, which investigates the effects of experiences of discrimination on health outcomes.


She is also the co-author of the paper #racialtraumaisreal. You can find that, along with the Racial Trauma Toolkit, here: https://www.mmjerniganassociates.com/racial-trauma/racialtraumaisreal/


🎧 What’s in this episode:



  • (00:00 ) Ofosu's reaction to the body cam footage being released

  • (01:30 ) Meet Dr. Jernigan-Noesi

  • (02:17 ) Why Ofosu isn't watching the footage

  • (03:20 ) The impact of race-related stress and trauma

  • (05:20 ) Checking in on Dr. Jernigan-Noesi's and Ofosu's emotions

  • (07:12 ) The effects of our exposure to race-related violence

  • (10:43 ) How to care for ourselves after experiencing a trauma response

  • (14:30 ) The importance of seeking support

  • (15:05 ) Resistance as a form of healing

  • (18:29 ) What's bringing Dr. Jernigan-Noesi life right now


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Racial trauma is real (Here's how to take care of yourself)

Racial trauma is real (Here's how to take care of yourself)

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