On my last blogcast (Episode #4), I mentioned a little something about our soldiers and couldn’t help notice how the subject of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is widely being overlooked. I’m not an expert but I finally remembered one of the readers of this blog who is! Eureka I thought, I jotted her a note and I’m happy to announce that Dr. Kim Arrington of the mental health blog; “Make It Plain Online” will be joining me on September 10th 17th for a special blogcast on the subject.
We want to discuss mental health (and mental health within the black community) plus the devastating affects this illegal war is having on our soldiers. I think it’s important to separate the black community on this issue only because I’ve found that we seem to have collectively convinced ourselves that this is only a reflection of weakness. It’s a myth that needs to be dispelled. So we hope you’ll join us Friday, September 17th (11pm EST) for a special discussion on mental health, the increased numbers of suicides amongst our servicemen and the very real PTSD. In the meantime, here’s a brief outline of her bio and a link to her site:
Dr. Kim Arrington is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University where she obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a Minor in African-American studies. She went on to obtain a Master’s Degree at Hunter College of the City University of New York. It was here that she began her research on African-American women and stress. She went on to complete a Doctorate in School-Clinical Psychology at Pace University in New York City. She extended her research on stress to include African-American adolescents, and her dissertation was in fact on this subject. She later completed a program of study in child psychoanalysis. There’s more so please, continue reading because it’s freakin’ impressive! Makeitplainonline.wordpress.com
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