Protecting Black Women’s Mental Health In Corporate America

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Have a mentor

Nyanue says her mentors are huge buffers for her. She’ll go to them after an incident, and say “This situation happened. It felt a bit strange. Am I overthinking this? I there a different perspective I should consider?” She adds that, for a lot people, there is anxiety around going to HR because once you go to HR it sets off a chain of events. “It becomes very official.” “If you don’t have a mentor, get a mentor who you trust. Who you can use as a sounding board for when you deal with racism.”

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