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Mental Health in the African American Community!

In honor of black history month I felt the need to talk about this on going problem in our community. Mental Health, In the African-American community, depression is frowned upon and actually doesn’t even exist, or least I haven’t heard anyone speak of it. Being bombarded day in and day out with sarcastic comments, rolled eyes, and back turns, this is why most African-American women/men suffer from depression in silence and don’t speak out. It’s exactly why I did and refused to let friends, or family know. See, suffering from depression is so hard for people to believe, because they don’t know how it exactly looks. What does depression look like? Mental Illness is often invisible to most people, and we are very good at masking it behind fake smiles, and makeup. Read more about depression in my book:ย 

Ms. Fran

Tuesday Thoughts

Yesterday was therapy day and I had the most amazing conversation with my therapist. She ask me all the things I had going on, but most were the things I dream about. I said things like, “I had a dream that I was speaking to a room full of people”, or “I had a dream that I was on Oprah”. I talked about things I dreamed about doing, but not about what I was doing. Then she said to me, “why can’t you go find people to talk with”, “why are your dreams being suppressed”?

I didn’t know how to answer this, why am I not living my dreams yet? I’m so fortunate enough to be in recover and embarking on another stage of my life, that I believe will lead me to the destination where I can find my purpose. So what’s holding me back, what’s holding you back? Sometimes I just feel scared, I spent so long being in this dark place. I truly don’t know what it will feel like to be so happy and living out my dreams. The fear of failure is also very real in my mind, so please don’t let this be you. Find those old journals were you wrote down your dreams and see if you have accomplished them. If not then, ask yourself why the hell not? Let’s take risk like we use too, when we were young and start realising our dreams! What could be holding you back? You never know who will be inspired with you just taking the first step!ย 

“Don’t tell people your dreams, show them”

“The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams”- O. Winfrey

“Dreams don’t work, unless you do”