What is racism?
Who gets to define it?
Can whites experience it?
What are the answers?
And what the hell does all this have to do with mental health?
I thought about this conversation for days afterwards. It triggered some great conversations with my wife. I am SO glad I talked to Jacob.
I’ll save any editorializing because it’s not fair to the conversation I had with Jacob. Our conversation stands on it’s own.
Here’s what matters most. Two guys, with wildly different viewpoints got together and talked in a civil and educational way. No screaming, no name calling – just dialogue.
The world needs more of that. Thank you to Jacob for being a Mental Health Warrior!
Jacob Ernst is a therapist, writer, and speaker based in Toronto, Canada. He works with children, youth, adults, and families who are going through challenging times in their lives. Jacob helps people reframe their stories and teaches them how to stop apologizing for being their true and authentic selves.
In his work, Jacob is interested in unexplored feelings, unprocessed trauma, and unmet attachment needs in childhood as catalysts for mental unhealth and unwellness. Through his speaking and writing, Jacob seeks to explore the bold and vulnerable stories which are rarely told or brought to the forefront. Jacob dives deep into the uncomfortable and seeks to expand and reimagine our understanding of how mental health impacts our lives.
“Warriors aren’t always the ones who win, but they are always the ones who fight”
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