Former Petersburg resident writes inspirational book
LARGO, Md. — Dr. William “Flip” Clay, award-winning counselor and former Petersburg resident, has released his new book, “The Diary of an Emotionally Constipated Man,” on Sept. 7. The book takes readers on a personal journey and recaps stories of resilience to break down what he calls “emotional constipation.”
Over 35 million children and 70 million adults suffer from trauma. Research from the 2014 U.S. Census, 2016 U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Service Minority Health reports and the American Psychological Association show that of the 45.7 million black people living in the United States, 16 percent had a diagnosable mental illness in the past year — that’s over 6.8 million people with diagnosable, yet likely untreated mental illnesses.
“The Diary of an Emotionally Constipated Man” delves into topics including “Emotional Incarceration,” “Man Down: Father Gone,” “Love, Lies and Emotions,” and “Intergenerational Emotional Incarceration” among others.
Dr. Clay served as a contributor to the 2013 College Board School Counseling Journal Series “Transforming the Educational Experience of Young Men of Color,” and he appeared on the Steve Harvey Morning Show with WHUR at Howard University, 96.3. In 2012, The National Association of Black School Educators awarded Dr. Clay with the National Marcus Forster Distinguished Educator of the Year Award, and in 2010, Justice Sonia Sotomayor, the first Hispanic Supreme Court Justice of the United States, recognized Dr. Clay as an “extraordinary role model and leader.”
For more information, visit http://www. boysoffthehook.com or call 301-529-0450.