Do you care about Black men? Do you think about what the community can do to nurture the well-being of Black American men? Care for the Mental & Spiritual Health of Black Men: Hope to Keep Going is a new resource to help communities care for Black men. Racialized trauma, and the negative forces of racism, Black machoism, sexism, and classism, are obstacles that too often prevent the flourishing of Black men. This book addresses these obstacles, tells the stories of Black men in their own words, and offers strategies for nurturing their mental & spiritual well-being.
Care for the Mental and Spiritual Health of Black Men: Hope to Keep Going is a book about community. It is a resource to support communities in their efforts to care for Black men. It is also a resource for communities to reflect on how they interact with Black people, Black cultures, and Black people’s contributions to the world. The book promotes thoughtful reflections on the experiences of Black men so that communities can nurture the survival, healing, liberation, and flourishing of Black men, giving considerable attention to the effects of race, gender, sexuality, and class on society. An important feature of this book is its emphasis on nurturing Black male identities that are conducive for the flourishing of women, especially the flourishing of Black women.
“The paperback release of Care for the Mental & Spiritual Health of Black Men is an opportunity for the larger community to access this important resource for the well-being of Black men”, said Grier.