My heart hurt for Breonna, not because of the murder, but for the same reasons that my heart hurt for my mother. ~Tonya McKenzie
Kids that experience things like domestic violence, gun violence, and child abuse become teenagers and young adults with PTSD symptoms. Only about one-quarter of African Americans seek mental health care, compared to 40% of whites. ~Tonya McKenzie
Kids are pretty basic. When you’re nice to them and you give them attention and buy them things, they love you. They want you around. They want to be around you. Predators know that. So, they do all of the things that a child wants to get their loyalty. They then proceed to satisfy their own physical or emotional needs.
I pitched my son Raymond for this article because I thought that it was important to connect the past with current times in hopes of creating awareness where it may be lacking and preventing mistakes of the past from reoccurring. I want to thank Jahan Jones and HuffPost for such a well-crafted view of today’s reality for our young Black boys!Read more about Emmett Till Was Killed 63 Years Ago. These Black Boys Feel His Legacy Every Day.[…]
Check out the original post and podcast at The Psych Central Show When we think about post-traumatic stress disorder, our minds typically imagine war veterans or perhaps police officers and firefighters. Sometimes we’ll think of people who endured something horrible, such as a terrible accident, a home invasion, or other shocking events. But few of usRead more about Podcast: Can Children Really Have PTSD? By The Psych Central Show[…]
Grief & Healing Corner, Episode 22, July 24, 2018 We spoke with Tonya McKenzie, an entrepreneur, an active civil servant, and principal consultant of a boutique public relations firm in Los Angeles. Tonya was witness to a murder when she was four years old, spent time in witness protection and has spent a lifetime movingRead more about Grief & Healing Corner – Episode 22 – Guest Tonya McKenzie[…]