Mental Health and Coping during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic
Collectively, Black Americans have been deeply impacted by COVID-19. We recognize that some of the data on our site may compound the pain that Black people experience. And we know that many are unable to access the mental-health care they need to cope with historical and contemporary racism that result in trauma. In order to address the pain and help to restore a sense of well-being, we offer resources and a series of videos from expert psychologists who specialize in grief and healing for Black communities.
Dr. Aziza Platt is licensed psychologist providing culturally-responsive individual and group psychotherapy, family therapy, and psychological assessment.
Dr. Nyasha Grayman-Simpson is a licensed professional counselor in the state of Maryland, with certifications in grief counseling, trauma, and telemental health. She is also the Henry S. Dulaney Professor and Associate Professor of Psychology and Africana Studies at Goucher College, located in Baltimore. Dr. Grayman-Simpson completed her PhD in Counseling Psychology at New York University.