- Photo Courtesy MAD WORKS
- Photo Courtesy MAD WORKS
Charlayne Hayling-Williams is a psychologist and co-founder of Community Wellness Ventures, a core service agency in Washington’s lowest-income neighborhoods.

The African American teen suicide rate was already rising far faster than for white teens. Now these “quaranteens” of color have to deal with the disproportionate COVID-19 death toll in black communities, social isolation and what Washington psychologist Charlayne Hayling-Williams calls the “vicarious trauma” of police violence, which is “particularly deleterious in our weakened conditions” from the pandemic.

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