According to the Black Health Alliance, anti-Black racism are policies and practices rooted in Canadian systems such as the education, child welfare, healthcare and justice system, that reinforce beliefs, attitudes, stereotypes and discrimination against people of African -Black descent.
The term coined by my elder, Social Work Professor DR. Akua Benjamin, describes the unique experiences of racism including the impact of slavery and colonization on the Black-Canadian community.
The experiences of anti-Black racism have the potential to be detrimental to the mental health of all Black Canadians. The trauma associated manifests into depression, anxiety, high stress levels, and even physiological symptoms as a result of oppression, intergenerational trauma, and access to resources.
I am here to help my community with this. Using several different therapeutic modalities. With the understanding of what it means to be Black in Canada, my practice specializes in supporting Black individuals with their healing as it relates to the mental health impact of anti-Black racism.