Ongoing protests against police brutality are bringing much needed attention to racism in America. But all that attention can take a huge mental toll.
"As men, especially as Black men, we don't do a good enough job of talking about mental health," said John Gaines.
Gaines is a Tacoma-based motivational speaker and mentor who works primarily with young Black men. He spoke with KNKX's Simone Alicea about how he is thinking about this moment. Listen to their conversation above.