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“I Feel Trapped In My Own Mind” | Daijah Williams

“I feel like I’m trapped in my own mind. No one can hear me, no one knows who I am.” Daijah Williams shares an insightful poem on last week’s #WellBeings Tour stop with PBS station WUCF. She gives her take on struggling to identify freedom within society and herself and as a Black adolescent.

“I Feel Trapped In My Own Mind” | Daijah Williams

“I feel like I’m trapped in my own mind. No one can hear me, no one knows who I am.” Daijah Williams shares an insightful poem on last week’s #WellBeings Tour stop with PBS station WUCF. She gives her take on struggling to identify freedom within society and herself and as a Black adolescent.

This clip is a segment from the Central Florida Well Beings Tour event, Impact of Inequity & COVID-19 on the Mental Health of Black Youth hosted by public media station WUCF.

The Well Beings Tour is a series of community-based outreach events hosted by local public media stations across the country to demystify and normalize mental health matters, address discrimination and stigma, and encourage compassion. Check our tour schedule to learn more.

WellBeings.org is a mental health resource, not a crisis or suicide response website. If you are in crisis, or experiencing thoughts of suicide, please text the Crisis Text Line (text HELLO to 741741), or call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). Both services are free and available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.