We’re now living in an era where it’s finally okay to talk about mental health. People all over the world are now unashamed to have open dialogues about their deepest, most personal insecurities and traumatic experiences. It’s incredible that the conversation surrounding mental health has elevated to a level so high that it’s become a mainstream topic. But even with that being said, the subject of Black mental health, specifically, is one that is often overlooked.
Because of a legacy of oppression, Black people have a unique relationship with trauma, depression, anxiety, as well as many other issues. Therefore, to truly understand Black mental health, a unique education is required. In Black Mental Health Matters, renowned Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Aaren Snyder uses years of experience to increase mental health awareness in the Black community, through captivating real-life stories and simple, down-to-earth explanations of complex psychological problems that impact the black community. Snyder masterfully blends popular culture, social consciousness, and humor in this one-of-a-kind book.