The Biggest Myths About Black Millenials & Mental Health

young man walkingThe African-American family structure has long included magnificent storytellers and oral histories. The history of Black people from Africa, the Caribbean, Latin America and the United States has also involved the masking of some of our history’s most atrocious events; things in our past that we have felt ashamed of and have hidden from.

But, in 2015, there’s a new breed of revolutionaries who are finding an identity in uncovering the ugly truths about our history. They are creating new meaning for what will ultimately be their future legacy. These bravehearts are called Millenials. Millenials are young adults born in the 1980s and 1990s, who have or will reach adulthood in the 2000s; Generation Y as they’re also known.

As a significant number of clients I provide counseling and coaching to are Millenials, some of the obstacles I may have seen in a few of my older clients, present fairly different in the Millenial population. Things like sharing the secrets of a family’s burdens.

However, many of the clients I’ve been fortunate enough to work with have decided to invest in obtaining a better quality of life overall, and that’s ultimately why they reached out for help to begin with.

So, what are some of the challenges the Millenials are fighting against in a society of Generation Baby Boomers and Generations Xers?—Take a look below: