Mental Illness in Black Families

You know that scene in My Cousin Vinny where Vinnyโ€™s girlfriend, Mona Lisa Vito, played by Marissa Tomei, testifies in court as an โ€œexpert witnessโ€ on cars? When opposing counsel condescendingly asks how a sweet little lady like herselfโ€”a hairdresser, evenโ€”could be an authority on automobiles, she replies, โ€œMy father was a mechanic. His father was a mechanic. My motherโ€™s father was a mechanic. My three brothers are mechanics โ€ฆโ€ and so on.

โ€” Read on www.theroot.com/when-mental-illness-is-your-family-heirloom-1834716338

Wow, what an enlightening article! Generational curses….

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