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The Stages of Grief: An Investigation Through the Lenses of COVID -19 and Racial Trauma with Ewune Ewane


Meet Ewune Ewane, founder of Minds Over Melanin, an online mental health community for persons of the African Diaspora and non-Western ethnic cultures.

Over the past 10+ years, she has studied psychological experiences and health disparities within minority populations, most specifically the African Diaspora and LatinX communities as a health disparities researcher. In addition, she has provided psychological services within various systems (e.g. educational, health, judicial) to minority and systemically marginalized populations as a Licensed Psychological Associate in Texas.

It is her call to action to address social injustice within psychology to create culturally competent psychological care for and destigmatize mental health treatment within minority populations.

On a personal note, Ewune is a proud Houston native of Cameroonian descent. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, experiencing new cultures, and attending professional sporting events.

In this episode we discuss:

  • The rise of health disparities since COVID-19.
  • Defining racial trauma along with the impact on the Black community.
  • The 5 Stages of Grief in correlation to racial trauma.
  • Pursuing the possibility of social cohesiveness.

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by Michelle Ngome | Connection Strategist, Speaker and Author