Social worker advocates for more mental health support in black communities

“When we feel and see life being wiped out from the younger population, what does that mean? What does it look like,” he asked. “So we are left to ourselves to think about these things with no answers.”

Collier says blacks are people of great resilience, but with the pandemic, the murder of George Floyd, and now the increase in the number of shootings, constant feelings of being overwhelmed are not surprising.

So Collier is pushing for more support for black mental health. This is true even for those who are considering turning to violence to solve problems.

Collier says there is a lot of internal turmoil behind her actions.

He says he understands that psychotherapy is hard to sell, but there is help out there.

Meet an Albany resident who, although unaware of the recent gun violence victims, says she is still affected by watching the video of Elaine Houston’s story.

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