Did You Know???

  1. Teenage Latinas are more likely to die by suicide than African-American and white, non-Hispanic female students.
  2. Less than 1 in 11 Latinos with mental disorders contact mental health care specialists.
  3. Native American males ages 15-24 account for 64 percent of all suicides among Native Americans.
  4. Only 1 out of 3 African-Americans who need mental health care receive it.
  5. In 2012, 14 percent of American Indians and Alaska Natives age 18-plus had co-occurring mental and substance use disorders.
  6. Recovery is possible for everyone. -(Active Mind Blog) The Mighty

Ms. Fran

Author: BlackGirlDown “We Don’t Look Like We Hurt”



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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