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“We feel that things aren’t going to get better.
It almost feels like we don’t have time to be depressed about it.
He mentions in one of his research studies that schools are among the largest providers of mental health services.
Despite the optimism in Lindsey’s research, the Washington, D.C., native’s findings reveal that the lack of clinical availability in the school system is a disparity for African-American and Latino kids who live in low-income communities.
“Every school should have a mental health provider,” Lindsey said.
“The reality is in poor communities, kids either do not have a mental health provider in their schools or if there is a provider, that person is only there on Tuesday.”
He said black boys often get treatment through emergency services.
“That is the first treatment into the mental health context for black kids,” Lindsey said.
“Talking through some of these things, you start to recognize the trauma more and more,” Jenkins said.
“A generation ago, black professional football players could not possibly say they’re healing because of therapy.
Alzuri and her family were waiting for their turn to claim asylum in the United States, with only a police report in hand as proof of the threats they faced back home. Camping beside them on the pedestrian walkway just outside the grated metal door leading to the United States, nine other families waited to do the same.