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Talking About Black Mental Health
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ELA Literacy & Social and Emotional Learning
Erasing the Stigma


Story Summary: After she begins struggling with her own mental health, Gaby digs deeper into the Black community’s stigma around seeking professional help. She learns about the historical and systematic racism that has led the Black community to be suspicious of the healthcare system, and works to redefine “strong Black woman” for herself as someone who is strong enough to ask for help.

Lesson Objectives and Common Core Standards Connections
Students will be able to:
• Annotate a text during the reading process in order to develop an understanding of the text’s main idea and supporting details (CCS R.1 and R.2).
• Discuss their interpretation and analysis of, as well as personal connections to, a narrative nonfiction text (CCS SL.1).
• Write in response to a text (CCS W.4 and W.10).


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