Reducing Mental Health Disparities

Cultural Conflicts Are Barriers to Treatment and Training First, let’s look at this video in which Dr. Joy Degruy explains the historically grown psychological disorders which run rampant in the U.S. Her book about Post Traumatic Slavery Syndrome is a masterpiece that gives a clear idea about the past, present, and future of slavery and […]

What do we know about People of Color?

More Than a Pound of Cure, an Ounce of Prevention: Core Constructs for Reducing Mental Health Disparities… In the following video, Dr. Joy DeGruy is talking about her invaluable work at the Association for Baha’i Studies. Her book about Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome (PTSS) is addressing the issue of healing the wounds inflicted on so […]

The Racially Inclusive Model

Race, Racial Identity and Psychotherapy: The Racially Inclusive Model –┬áRace in the United States-The psychology and social boundaries that divide people are mostly racial. In the following video about The U.S. System of Racial Inequity (a World Trust film), educator and author Dr. Joy DeGruy shares with us how one of her relatives (her white […]

Traumatic Stress in Communities of Color

Race and Culture in Mental Health Our cultural context (race, ethnic group, gender, religion, language, social class and so forth) is influencing the way how we understand mental fitness and health. The culture we live in additionally determines the concepts of normal and/or abnormal. Just take a look at the following video where Dr. Joy […]

The Unidentified Trauma: Racial Harassment

Health professionals have acknowledged for many years that people who are subjugated to particular types of physical, psychological, and/or emotional assaults experience – trauma or traumatic stress. Check out also this video in which Dr. Joy DeGruy talks about PTSS (Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome): Racial Trauma – is the emotional, physiological, and/or psychological damage resulting […]

PTSS – Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome

Dr. Joy Angela DeGruy has worked as an Assistant Professor at the School of Social Work at Portland State University. The main focus of her work was on the intersection of racism, violence, trauma, and chattel slavery in America. The following video features Dr. DeGruy at a Gustavus Adolphus College lecture on PTSS: Dr. DeGruy […]