Author Janetra Johnson, tells the story of how she found out about Dr. DeGruy theory Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome. Janetra is a military veteran who served in the U.S. National Guard and has manage to experience a reduction in PTSS symptoms over the years. The book walks readers through the process of how she got help with her financial thoughts of slavery and the Jim Crow era. The book encourages military veterans of African descent to get help with their terrible flashbacks of slavery and the Jim Crow era.
What is Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome:
According to Wikipedia, Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome: America’s Legacy of Enduring Injury and Healing (PTSS) is a 2005 book resulting from years of historical and psychological research by Dr. Joy DeGruy (née Leary), Ph.D. PTSS describes a set of behaviors, beliefs, and actions associated with or, related to multi-generational trauma experienced by African Americans that include but are not limited to undiagnosed and untreated Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in enslaved Africans and their descendants. PTSS posits that centuries of slavery in the United States, followed by systemic and structural racism and oppression, including lynching, Jim Crow laws, and unwarranted mass incarceration, have resulted in multigenerational maladaptive behaviors, which originated as survival strategies.”
About the Author:
Janetra Johnson lives in Fresno, California with her three children. Janetra Johnson earned her Bachelors in Philosophy, Prelaw. She also received a Masters degree in Business Administration. While waiting for veterans’ disability compensation, she wrote a series of books to inspire military veterans of who suffer from those dreadful thought of slavery and the Jim Crow era to visit a veteran therapist, keep on the very long and turbulent road to employment, and redeem your confidence. Janetra served on active duty in the California National Guard during Operation Noble Eagle.