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  • Writer's pictureAura House

Healing Racial Trauma with Somatic Therapy

Mental health is an important issue that affects all communities, but for black women, depression can manifest in different ways. Recent research has shown that black women with greater depressive symptoms are more likely to report somatic symptoms such as headaches and stomachaches. This means that when it comes to self-care, it’s important for black women to be aware of the signs and symptoms of depression in order to seek help early on. With proper support and care, black women can begin the journey towards healing and recovery.

Black women are often overlooked when it comes to the diagnosis and treatment of depression. This can lead to underdiagnoses and undertreatment of depression symptoms, which can seriously affect the individual's mental health. To combat this issue, it is important to understand the unique experiences that Black women face when it comes to mental health. Self-care is an important tool for managing mental health and should be prioritized to ensure that Black women have access to the care they need.

Black women, in particular, have experienced a long history of trauma and oppression, making it difficult to address mental health issues without the help of a professional. Somatic therapy is an effective approach to healing racial trauma that can provide relief from the emotional pain and stress associated with this type of experience. By focusing on the body's physical sensations, somatic therapy helps individuals identify and process underlying emotions that may be contributing to their mental health struggles. With this form of therapy, Black women can gain insight into how their experiences have impacted them emotionally while also learning how to manage their reactions to future trauma.

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