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(3,076 posts)
Wed Sep 23, 2015, 10:47 AM Sep 2015

White Friends, Pay For My Therapy

Dear white friends,

I grew up in and live in the PDX area. The stress of living as a Thai-Cambodian woman in such a white city replete with constant interpersonal and institutional racism has a big toll on my health and wellbeing.* I see an amazing therapist to cope with this shit, but I spend $100/month on therapy for bi-weekly appointments. Now it's your turn to pay!

Did you know that stress builds up cumulatively, resulting in higher risks of disease? And that stress related to every day racism has been found a major factor in health disparities among people of color, including mental health disorders? And that "stress due to experiences of racism can contribute to adverse birth outcomes, when combined with the effects of general and maternal stress"? Read more here: Health Disparities and Stress. And here: How Racism Is Bad for Our Bodies. Or visit your local library for more research!


Sometimes we forget that racism can cause actual health problems. I had a spare $20 to give her. Hope she can afford the help she needs.

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White Friends, Pay For My Therapy (Original Post) philosslayer Sep 2015 OP
K&R! marym625 Sep 2015 #1
So this isn't from the Onion Bonx Sep 2015 #2
Lol. linuxman Sep 2015 #3
Here's my counter offer. name not needed Sep 2015 #4
This lady has problems and seems to be looking for a payout. The Asians virgogal Sep 2015 #5
This has got to be some sort of performance art melman Sep 2015 #6


(10,178 posts)
5. This lady has problems and seems to be looking for a payout. The Asians
Wed Sep 23, 2015, 12:11 PM
Sep 2015

in my life (son-in-law and his 2 sisters) were raised in a city in the Northeast and they are more centered and in control that I am (white woman).

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