It’s Ok to Get Your Mental Health Checked….

📍Today I went to get my yearly pap, and while I was there, she asked did I have my mammogram for this year.

📍That got me to thinking, tons of women come to me saying they’re depressed, but none of them have actually gone to get a real diagnosis.

📍Why is that? 🤷🏽‍♀️
We would never let a cold, headache, backache, or pain go unnoticed…then why do you play with your brain?

📍Being depressed isn’t some fad; it’s a real illness, and if you have been depressed for more than a month, then you need to go get checked!!!

❎Stop letting the stigma around mental health keep you from going…
❎Stop letting your friends and family talk you out of going…

Don’t even let your doctor tell you not to go; if you have the signs, then go get yourself some help! There’s no excuse for why we play we our brains…

Before this year is out, go seek help; if your insurance doesn’t cover it, then seek out free resources in your community!!
Or ask me, maybe I can help!

Suffering from mental illness is no fun and games…get your brain 🧠 checked!!


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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