Has police brutality caused PTSD in the black community?
Yes, it has in the article it talks about how we are always living in trauma that whatever we do is wrong and that the police can use their authority to scare us. With all of the police brutality and the shootings that are happening in the black community.
“It’s both a physical and physiological event that has permanent long-term effects,” Professor Harrell said. “All of the evidence and research is there. I’m not sure why the policymakers are ignoring it. We’re working to bring together all the disciplines who can address this such as the Black Caucus, departments of health, churches, schools, etc., to call for policy changes to address this issue. Adult African-Americans are 20 percent more likely to report serious psychological distress than adult whites.Adult African-Americans living below poverty are three times more likely to report serious psychological distress than those living above poverty.
Adult African-Americans are more likely to have feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and worthlessness than are adult whites.
And while African Americans are less likely than white people to die from suicide as teenagers, African Americans teenagers are more likely to attempt suicide than White teenagers (8.3 percent v. 6.2 percent).https://newpittsburghcourier.com/2018/07/19/has-violence-and-racism-caused-ptsd-in-blacks/