Fighting the stigma of mental health, suicide among Black families


Over the course of 30 years, the rate of Black children attempting suicide has risen more than 70 percent.

“For years, I was left to deal with emotions that I didn’t know how to deal with,” said Summer Godbolt, a mental health advocate who faced her own struggles.

Emotions of betrayal, confusion, and pain when realizing her uncle sexually molested her when she was only 5.

“My mom wanted to send me to counseling,” Godbolt said. “She really wanted me to get some help, but my father was extremely against it.”