I have been following Dr. DeGruy for a long time and this sister is studied and unabashedly Black. PTSS is a real daily reality for most African-Americans.
As a result of twelve years of quantitative and qualitative research Dr. DeGruy has developed her theory of Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome, and published her findings in the book Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome– America’s Legacy of Enduring Injury and Healing”. The book addresses the residual impacts of generations of slavery and opens up the discussion of how the black community can use the strengths we have gained in the past to heal in the present.
Dr. Joy DeGruy Leary: Post Traumatic Slave Disorder
“Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome,” Part 2. Joy DeGruy Leary, the Black Bag Speakers Series, PSU, 2006
For more information follow this link: https://www.joydegruy.com/post-traumatic-slave-syndrome . I hope the knowledge from Dr. DeGruy will be passed on and factored into the equation of the mental health of African-Americans and the ongoing trauma endured by most.
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