July 6, 2021

Understanding the Dynamics of Race Based Trauma

Understanding the Dynamics of Race Based Trauma

Tyra is joined by Dr. Cerrissa Hugie and Pastor Tracy Hugie to discuss the dynamics of Race Based Trauma. We will discuss the unique struggles that underreprese


Tyra is joined by Dr. Cerrissa Hugie and Pastor Tracy Hugie to discuss the dynamics of Race Based Trauma. We will discuss the unique struggles that underrepresented groups face in regards to mental illness and understanding that experiences of racial discrimination can result in stress and trauma reactions. Racism is a mental health issue because racism causes trauma and (RBTS) Race Based Traumatic Stress needs to be taken seriously. Dr. Cerrissa Hugie is a doctor of nursing practice and psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner. Tracy Hugie is the Pastor of Grace Place Ministries and the president of Grace Alive Non-Profit that focuses on youth development.

Dr. Cerrissa Hugie

Guest Co-Host

Dr. Cerrissa Hugie is a doctor of nursing practice and psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner. She is a trauma expert, speaker, educator, organizational consultant, and mental health advocate with a wealth of knowledge and experience in diagnosing and treating
a wide variety of mental health and psychiatric conditions in patients of all ages. She is passionate about trauma-informed care, emotional wellness, reducing mental health disparities, and creating a culture of mental health awareness and sensitivity. She
works diligently to help bridge the gap between organizations and mental health.

She is also the founder and CEO of MyNDSpace Mental Health Education & Consulting, LLC. Using her professional training and experiences, she advocates for a holistic
biopsychosocial approach to mental health with the understanding that mental/emotional wellness is a lifelong journey. She believes that collaboration with community organizations is essential to improving mental health outcomes.
MyNDSpace Mental Health Education & Consulting, LLC provides mental health education and consulting engagement opportunities for government
agencies, corporations, universities, K-12 schools, community-based programs, faith communities, non-profit organizations, and mental health professionals.

Pastor Tracy Hugie

Guest Co-Host

AngeloTracy Hugie is a native of Charleston, SC. He is the Pastor of Grace Place MInistries and the president of Grace Alive Non-Profit that focuses on youth development. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Christian Religion and Evangelism from Liberty University.
He is married to Dr. Cerissa, a doctor of psychiatric nursing practice. They have four children, Jordan Christopher, Savana Beth, George-Angelo, Eliza-Jane. Tracy has served in various ministry capacities such as minister of music, youth pastor, and director
of facilities. Tracy is passionate about extending God’s grace to others, and he believes that the heart of ministry is compelling men and women to be reconciled to God through Jesus Christ and making disciples. He desires to leave everything on the table for
God and to live a life poured out in service to the King.

Tyra K. Little, Host

Host

Tyra Little is the Host of Pressure Points Unpacked Podcast, a vision that she received last year on the seventh anniversary of her son’s murder. Upon declaring to the Lord that she would no longer be silent the Lord gave her vision for the podcast.

Tyra has experienced multiple trauma’s in life and she has been determined to see herself as a victor instead of victim. By keeping God first as well as seeking counseling she learned that it’s necessary to examine, and process life issues from a emotional, spiritual, mental and physical level.

On her journey to healing she discovered part of her purpose is to share her continued healing process in hopes to assist others in their process.