As We Come To End Of May and Mental Health Month!

As we come to the end of Mental Health Awareness Month, let’s keep in mind that so many still don’t seek help. While being scared to come forward, stigma and discrimination plays a big role! If you have taken anything away from my posts, please seek help or help a friend/family too. There’s nothing weak about seeking help, and I’m so glad I did. Mental Illness shouldn’t last 31 days, it should last all year. If we continue to talk about it, we can get so many the help they need. I don’t plan on stopping today. I will continue to speak about it, as long as I have breath in my body. 

“There has been a 60% increase in mental health services, with little funding from the government to help us out. 1 in 5 adults have a mental condition, that’s over 40 million Americans. 56% of American adults with a mental illness DID NOT receive treatment”. -Mental Health of America 

Ms. Fran

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Published by Olivia B. Shepherd

Welcome, My name is Olivia Shepherd, and I am the founder of this awesome blog about depression and mental illness. I started this blog in 2016 after being diagnosed with Major Depression, Anxiety and PTSD. I didn't have anybody to talk too or share my feelings with, so I decided to share them publicly to help others. I'm passionate and dedicated to bringing awareness about mental health, especially in the African American community. I also want to empower your voice to speak up and fight the stigma surrounding this illness. I’m also the founder of AshesToBeauty Mentoring & Outreach, a virtual online service dedicated to to the positive development and accelerated recovery of girls and women who have experienced abuse and depression, Ashes To Beauty strives to empower women to take their lives back by providing life skill education, one-on-one mentorship and impactful personal tools by which these impacted women can build the foundation for a successful future. Look forward to having you read my blog, 𝓞𝓵𝓲𝓿𝓲𝓪 𝓑. 𝓢𝓱𝓮𝓹𝓱𝓮𝓻𝓭 💋

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