Contributed by Araya Baker

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The Adultification of Black Youth

When Trauma Goes Unseen

At best, self-harm and suicide among Black children are misunderstood. At worst, they’re willfully ignored. Read more

The Black Youth Suicide Epidemic

Confronting Misconceptions and Inequities

Self-harm is not a culturally specific phenomenon, but it’s often misunderstood and overlooked in Black children by a society that forces them to grow up... Read more

Araya Baker

Araya Baker, M.Phil.Ed, EdM, is a psychotherapist and former school counselor who specializes in the identity formation, socialization, spiritual development, and trauma recovery of minoritized populations. Baker also develops and researches equity-focused assessment tools for counselor education.