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#BlackLivesMatter: How to Protect Your Mental Health as a Protester

A man at a BLM protest with his fist raised.
From community support groups to therapists, explore different ways to acknowledge the grief and fear that is associated with this tumultuous time. Photo courtesy: Unsplash

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#BlackLivesMatter: How to Protect Your Mental Health as a Protester

Take some time out to focus on your mental well-being before you hit the streets to make your voice heard.

Thousands of Americans took to the streets this week to express their grief, anger, and anguish over the death of George Floyd at the hands of the police, and to protest the systemic violence that black people face. People from around the world have also joined this protest to mark their support for the community and amplify the message that racial discrimination and injustice cannot continue. If you have been hitting the streets and making your voice heard, here’s how you can ensure that you strengthen your mental health as you create history.

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Over the past eight days, the United States has been swept by waves of protests against police brutality, triggered by the death of #GeorgeFloyd. Large swathes of the population have been gathering in different parts of America and other countries to express their grief and anger against the injustice and to support the black community. If you are one among the hundreds of thousands #BLM protestors, here are some ways you can take care of your mental well-being. Sources: Araya Baker for Teen Vogue, BBC Bustle 📸: Unsplash . . . #blacklivesmatter #blacklivesmatter✊🏾 #blm #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealth #mentalhealthmatters #mentalwellness #mentalwellbeing #blacklivesmatter✊🏽✊🏾✊🏿 #nyc #protest #protests #policebrutality #justiceforgeorgefloyd

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