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Unresolved Generational Trauma in the Black Community

Updated: Feb 6, 2023

In my previous post, Why Generational Curses are actually Trauma's Way of Haunting us, I spoke about generational trauma and how it manifests itself in our daily routines. In this post, I’ll expand on another dynamic of The Three Types of Homes, unchecked trauma. Older generations in the black and brown communities had a well-warranted distrust for doctors - especially psychologists and psychiatrists. Having someone “mess with your head” was seen as excessive and all the problems you have can be solved through generational solutions.

Leave a comment below to let me know how you’ve been handling your trauma and what you’ve done to move forward with a clear healthy mind.


Why Generational Curses are actually Trauma's Way of Haunting us

Many black families struggled with communication and verbally expressing love for one another. Ironically, expressing love was often seen through sacrifice. Love seemed to be conditional upon what someone could do for another. In the past, it was acceptable to love under conditions. Women were loved due to how well they took care of the home, men were loved due to how financially stable they were, and children were favored when they were obedient and didn't ask questions.


Heard Mental Health Check In's

Mental health problems are common and there are many effective ways to deal with them. Heard is one of those ways. This online event is a check-in to help you cope with day-to-day stresses and common mental health issues like anxiety and depression. These sessions are held in a safe space and are hosted to help you check in with your mood and mental status, set goals, and get feedback from others about your mood.


The Group Chat Meet Up

The Group Chat is an interactive discussion about what it means to be in a safe and inclusive space as a person of color. The Group Chat is a web meet-up that talks about issues, culture, and creating a positive environment. This is where people of color and our allies can meet and talk about issues of privilege, inclusion, and culture.

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