The Psychology of Place and the Critical Role It Plays in Individual and Community Health (Winter 2021)

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“The economic and social dismemberment of African-American communities stole their wealth, their power, and their capacity to engage in problem solving. . . . The vulnerability of the individual stripped of the protection of a known and loved place is greatly increased. The experiences of trauma, grief, and anger, as well as the stress of losing one’s embedding community, have effects on the individual. These can lead to psychiatric illness, the use of drugs and other addictions, eating and autoimmune disorders, and infectious diseases.”

by Dr. Mindy Thompson Fullilove