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Mental Health Awareness Month brings attention to struggles of Black youth [Video]

Experts say mental health crisis among African American youth demands immediate attention.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — May is Mental Health Awareness Month. This year, professionals around the country are shining a light on the looming mental health crisis among American children.

However, millions of youth were struggling prior to the national health emergency. And, data indicates children of color are particularly vulnerable, in the current climate.

"We've got 74% of African American or, Black youth, worried about the effects COVID-19 may have on family finances. 71% of Black youth are worried that they or a family member might be exposed to the virus. And, then, we have the stressors that are compounded because of seeing things like the unfortunate murder of George Floyd," said Joseph Lee, founder and CEO of Impact Counseling and Consulting Services. "We understand stress occurs in layers, right? So, we've had all the stresses of the …

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Have you ever just felt overwhelmed by a stressful situation? Like a tsunami of problems about to crash over you? You might be experiencing a nervous breakdown. A nervous breakdown is a loss of the ability to function in everyday life. While a nervous breakdown isn’t classified as an actual psychological term, nor is it a mental health disorder, experiencing it can be debilitating.Original article - https://psych2go.net/5-signs-of-a-nervous-breakdown/ We also made a video on the signs you're mentally breaking down: https://youtu.be/_KrACU1ohx0 Writer: Joshua Munoz Script Editor: Vanessa Tao Script Manager: Kelly Soong VO: Amanda SilveraAnimator: Ricket Zorkxa (http://Instagram.com/zorkxa)YouTube Manager: Cindy Cheong References:Scaccia, A. July 30, 2020 How to Recognize and Treat the Symptoms of a Nervous Breakdown Retrieved at https://www.healthline.com/health/mental-health/nervous-breakdown#treatmentsSilver, N. December 5, 2019, What Can Cause Rapid Shifts in Mood? Retrieved at https://www.healthline.com/health/rapid-mood-swings#outlookBrennan, D. MD October 08, 2020 Signs of a Nervous Breakdown Retrieved at https://www.webmd.com/mental-health/signs-nervous-breakdownBhargava, D. June 25, 2020 Anxiety Disorders https://www.webmd.com/anxiety-panic/guide/anxiety-disordersMayo Clinic Staff May 04, 2018. Panic attacks and panic disorder Bhargava, H. June 25, 2020 Anxiety Disorders Retrieved at https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/panic-attacks/symptoms-causes/syc-20376021Goldberg, J. July 13, 2019 Hallucinations Retrieved at https://www.webmd.com/schizophrenia/what-are-hallucinations#1