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In My Voice: Seeking Help and Navigating Discrimination as a Black, Female Therapist

“I have lived through this toxic narrative — that somehow, as a black woman, I didn’t deserve care or was weak to be seeking care.”

Throughout Mental Health Month, we will be sharing Q&As with individuals who have experience with different aspects of mental health and gun violence. Today, we share a Q&A with Lindsay Haygood, MSW, LCSW. Lindsay is a supporter of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence and a clinical social worker who works with clients who are struggling with substance use. She recently relocated to Portland and will be working with students who are struggling with socioeconomic and academic issues.

The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence (CSGV) is a 501(c)(4) organization founded in 1974. We are the nation’s oldest gun violence prevention organization.

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