Beyond Theory
Beyond Theory
Feb 10, 2023
S5 E15: Racial Trauma Within the Black Community
Play • 37 min

Season 5, Episode 15: Black trauma is a complex issue with many layers when you dive into its history. In the season finale of Beyond Theory, we speak with Deran Young and Dr. Sheldon Jacobs, who share their personal stories and the work they are doing to face the mental health challenges in the Black community.

How the Media Portrays Black Trauma - Rio Retreat Center

Beyond Theory, powered by Meadows Behavioral Healthcare, is produced and hosted by me, Dominic Lawson. You can discover more at 

Special thanks to Deran Young, Founder of Black Therapists Rock. For mor infomation about her work, go to

Also, to Dr. Sheldon Jacobs, Member of the board of directors at NAMI and Adjunct Professor at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas. 

 Sources to create this episode include ABC News, NBC News, NBC 12 Richmond, and New Birth Missionary Baptist Church.


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