Alexia Ridley talks to psychologist LaKeisha Gantt about Black pain and trauma, and how people of color can protect their mental health as more and more incidents of Black people dying at the hands of police are reported.
Athenians joined the rest of the nation in following the trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin and while a guilty verdict brought that case to a close, a seemingly constant number of similar situations is taking a psychological toll. Dr. LaKeisha Gantt is a Psychologist in Athens.
"It impacts our emotions, how we think, oftentimes it can impact how we function in our day-to-day life. It can impact us physically."
Gantt says it has an even greater bearing on Black Americans.