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Being Alone, Bad, and Community: <p><a href="http://givemeyourtired.tumblr.com/post/173937568616/whyyoustabbedme-its-so-refreshing-seeing-a" class="tumblr_blog">givemeyourtired</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a href="https://whyyoustabbedme.tumblr.com/post/173926075757/its-so-refreshing-seeing-a-black-mother-be-so" class="tumblr_blog">whyyoustabbedme</a>:</p> <blockquote> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="121" data-orig-width="578"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/7afd28d70d45b61eff9825fa5b4ad414/tumblr_inline_p8rnf6WHcC1vrw6x9_540.png" data-orig-height="121" data-orig-width="578"/></figure><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="412" data-orig-width="580"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/ff5ffd7515af075259ddccd95a0d0131/tumblr_inline_p8rnf7TS0k1vrw6x9_540.png" data-orig-height="412" data-orig-width="580"/></figure><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="446" data-orig-width="577"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/e623d9ec30eeb5d6abf10a0c3ccda4a4/tumblr_inline_p8rnf9w5yu1vrw6x9_540.png" data-orig-height="446" data-orig-width="577"/></figure><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="352" data-orig-width="576"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/78b4c5616df8628af6db87b03dea1b85/tumblr_inline_p8rnf7HvLH1vrw6x9_540.png" data-orig-height="352" data-orig-width="576"/></figure><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="544" data-orig-width="575"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/b5a8cb73e7f9bdc39aebd8473c4dad64/tumblr_inline_p8rnf9KxF21vrw6x9_540.png" data-orig-height="544" data-orig-width="575"/></figure><p>It’s so refreshing seeing a black mother be so open and nonjudgemental towards her daughter especially when expressing her feelings. That’s the kind of mother I aspire to be. #BlackFamily #BlackLove</p> </blockquote> <p>I do wanna talk about one of these tweets because it’s part of the problem and I feel like even though this tweet brought it up, people still gonna pass it by.</p> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="397" data-orig-width="623"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/e7b8bcec77fc456c62c59530cc63ed20/tumblr_inline_p8shlh0cHY1rsj1it_540.png" data-orig-height="397" data-orig-width="623"/></figure><p>See, but this is the problem of whole racial communities seeing bad mental behaviours/actions and just chalking it up to “those crazy white people”. When the pass-off “that’s white people shit” is just used for one-off innocuous jokes about real trivial shit, that’s fine, but you also see it being used for big-time psychological shit like this too.</p> <p>And I know no one wanted to make the world be this way for black girls or guys, but it’s definitely a deep-seated issue in the community. White people didn’t make this happen alone, the stigmas against mental health in racial communities held by poc also are a huge factor in helping to cause this. And then people wonder why mental health issues aren’t taken seriously in poc communities. </p> <p>But how can anyone take an issue seriously when no one wants to address it responsibly? Or see it as the non-racial occurrence it is - mental health issues happen to everyone, race has nothing to do with it. Stop racializing mental health issues. A lot of poc blame mental health stigma on white people, but you can’t, you can’t blame others for what is perpetuated in someone’s own community by someone’s own community members.</p> <p>So that’s why everyone, <i>everyone</i> needs to step up for mental health.</p> </blockquote> <p>This is so important. I love that Jada heard her out and didn’t start freaking out or alienating her. It also goes to show how mentally taxing fame at such a young age can be.</p>