June 10, 2020
Polly Gipson, clinical psychologist and associate professor of psychiatry at Michigan Medicine, University of Michigan, was recently featured on NPR’s Morning Edition sharing ways with which we can can redirect our anger over the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and many others into productive and meaningful change.
She says that “It’s uncomfortable [to talk about racism], [b]ut we can’t avoid things that are uncomfortable — because this is part of the problem of why we’re not as far along as we should be.”
Dr. Gipson went on to share some tips for how to channel the anger over racial injustice into action including:
- Listen To People Closest To You, And To People Of Other Races
- Use Your Voice In Your Community And Work Place
- Give Your Time
- Speak Up By Using Your Creative Talents
- Self-Care Is Important
Read more about these strategies and what they involve here.