Continuing my chat with social action activist, educator and psychotherapist Dr. Angelica Pinna-Perez.
In Part I of our discussion we started taking a closer look at our understanding of racism and how it is built into our systems (internal and external).
We continue that in part II, exploring topics of race in mental health care, suicide prevention, pop culture representation and police brutality.
How and what can we reframe to feed our evolution and allow that to become our revolution?
This episode does touch on sensitive subjects regarding suicide prevention. If you are in danger of hurting yourself please reach out. The counselors at the crisis text line are ready to support you.
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You are not alone in what you are experiencing, and you deserve the support to remind you of that. Please reach out.
In this episode Dr. Angelica Pinna-Perez spoke about the work of Author Layla Saad. Learn more about Layla and her book “Me and White Supremacy” using this link: http://laylafsaad.com/
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Dr. Angelica Pinna-Perez | she/ella, is a trauma aware and culturally affirming psychotherapist, educator and social action activist. She is the founder of The Cervitude Coalition 501(c)(3), a non-profit increasing access to quality holistic mental health care.
Her passion is integrative health in the context of globalization and decolonizing oppression in all contexts, including internalized messages.
Her clinical work centers the needs, desires and stories of marginalized individuals with intersectional identities that have limited structural power within our current social system that disenfranchises these community members. She is re-imagining ways of creating access for BIPOC that aim to radically transform how we all think about direct action as community care.
She was an Associate Professor at Lesley University in Cambridge, MA, resigning June 30, 2020 to pursue Cervitude endeavors full time.