The Unapologetic Workbook for Black Mental Health: A Step-By-Step Guide to Build Psychological Fortitude and Reclaim Wellness (Paperback)

The Unapologetic Workbook for Black Mental Health: A Step-By-Step Guide to Build Psychological Fortitude and Reclaim Wellness By Rheeda Walker, Angela Neal-Barnett (Foreword by) Cover Image
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It's past time to take Black mental health seriously. It's time to intentionally cultivate resilience, build unshakable confidence, claim your truth, and step into unapologetic joy with this workbook.

There is a Black mental health crisis in our world today, and it is tied to disproportionately high rates of chronic illness, poverty, under-education, unacknowledged and untreated trauma, and structural racism. Depression, anxiety, and suicide were increasing before the global pandemic, but have since escalated even further. In order to reclaim a life worth living, you must first reclaim your mind. Whether you suffer yourself, have a loved one who needs help, or are a mental health professional working with the Black community, this workbook will be your lifeline.

This workbook--from the author of The Unapologetic Guide to Black Mental Health--offers a step-by-step, interactive journey toward better mental health. You do not have to be at the mercy of everyday circumstances that would otherwise demean you or steal your joy. Grounded in both cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), you'll gain powerful skills to help you effectively manage stress, make self-care a priority, and find lasting emotional balance and well-being in a world still steeped in systemic inequality, discrimination, and microaggressions.

With this workbook, you'll discover:

  • What "psychological fortitude" is, and why's it's so important
  • How to set boundaries and say "no" when you are feeling overwhelmed
  • How racism can impact your mental health--and what to do about it
  • How to overcome internalized racism and explore meaningful Blackness

If you're ready to reclaim wholeness, build resilience, and thrive, this powerful workbook will be your guide.

About the Author

Rheeda Walker, PhD, is an award-winning professor of psychology at the University of Houston, and author of the self-help phenomenon, The Unapologetic Guide to Black Mental Health. She is a behavioral science researcher, licensed clinical psychologist, and has published more than sixty scientific papers on African American adult mental health from a culturally meaningful perspective, suicide risk, and psychological resilience. Walker is a fellow in the American Psychological Association, the leading scientific and professional organization of psychologists in the US. Walker's expertise has been cited in countless media outlets, including The Washington Post, NPR, Los Angeles Times, Houston Chronicle, and Ebony magazine. She has been a guest expert psychologist on Good Morning America, The Breakfast Club, and Red Table Talk. She has trained and mentored clinical psychology doctoral students toward independent clinical and research careers since 2003, and is well known for engaging keynotes and workshops that address emotional wellness and culturally informed interventions. Visit her online at Foreword writer Angela Neal-Barnett, PhD, is a national award-winning psychologist, professor, and leading expert on anxiety disorders among Black Americans. She directs the Program for Research on Anxiety Disorders among African Americans (PRADAA) at Kent State University. Neal-Barnett's current work focuses on the role of racism and trauma in Black infant mortality and maternal morbidity, as well as culturally competent anxiety intervention.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781648480874
ISBN-10: 164848087X
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
Publication Date: November 1st, 2023
Pages: 176
Language: English