2 thoughts on “Minority M.H. Awareness Month: 5 Important Issues

  • July 19, 2018 at 6:53 am

    I live in a small city with mostly white people and black people have been moving in slowly. One thing I’ve noticed is that young black boys tend to make spectacles of themselves at the mall or just walking around–they are the loudest and make you know they’re there. I wonder if this is due to overcompensation for feelings of inadequacy, since they’re in a predominantly white city?

    • July 21, 2018 at 1:41 pm

      Hi Roger,
      Thank you for your interesting question. I would agree with. There is some level of compensation on the part of ALL cultures and races who feel inadequate and the need to compensate for feeling “small.” Other times, this is poor behavior because of mental health or behavioral challenges such as ADHD or oppositional defiant disorder. Still, other kids are not very “exposed” to certain aspects of life which would cause them to reconsider their loud and obnoxious behaviors. These kids are typically raised in areas that are poor and chaotic, sadly. This is certainly a multi-dimensional question and answer.


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