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As I scrolled through Facebook, a story posted by WHO Radio caught my eye. The headline made it clear the story was about Kim Potter, the police officer found guilty int he killing of Daunte Wright.

I skipped over the byline and went right into the story. It all made sense, until I got toward the end. And then I read this…

“Reading about Black trauma can have an impact on your mental health. If you or someone you know need immediate mental health help, text “STRENGTH” to the Crisis Text Line at 741-741 to be connected to a certified crisis counselor. These additional resources are also available:

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255

The National Alliance on Mental Illness 1-800-950-6264

The Association of Black Psychologists 1-301-449-3082

The Anxiety and Depression Association of America 1-240-485-1001

For more mental health resources, click HERE.”

This was the conclusion to the story published on WHO Radio. What a strange thing to include in such a story, especially by WHO Radio.

“Reading about black trauma can have an impact on your mental health.”

Really? Why just black trauma? What the heck?

After reading the end, I scrolled back up to the byline. The story was written by Black Information Network Team and published on WHO Radio.

Author: Jacob Hall


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