Debunking the Biggest Mental Health Myths in the Blackย Community – Black Health Matters

Debunking the Biggest Mental Health Myths in the Black Community – Black Health Matters โ€” Read on blackhealthmatters.com/2017/05/08/debunking-mental-health-myths/ You can’t pray away depression…good read!

Mental Health Awareness Month๐Ÿ’š

#mentalhealthawarenessmonth๐Ÿ’š #mondaymotivation All of us make mistakes all of the time, but when you make a mistake how do you feel? I know for those of us who suffer from depression or anxiety can really be hard on ourselves. So what do you do when you fail or make a mistake? Do you beat yourselfContinue reading “Mental Health Awareness Month๐Ÿ’š”

Why Racial Representation Matters in Mental Health Care | BlackDoctor

Itโ€™s a well-documented medical reality that some patients get worse care simply because of who they are. Women who go to the ER with โ€” Read on blackdoctor.org/520944/why-racial-representation-matters-in-mental-health-care/ Good article!

A Conversation On Denormalizing Self-Medication In The Black Community | MadameNoire

If we’re truly going to progress in the way in which we deal with mental health issues, a conversation around self-medicating must be had. โ€” Read on madamenoire.com/1031515/a-conversation-with-a-mental-health-expert-on-denormalizing-self-medication-in-the-black-community/ This was a great conversation, so needed in my community!

Summer herbs and spices you should be eating | MadameNoire

Grab these summer herbs and spices that add health points. They can easily replace those sodium and sugar-loaded toppings โ€” Read on madamenoire.com/1029884/summer-herbs-and-spices-you-should-be-eating/ Some of these herbs I have in my pantry and really didn’t know all the good uses for them….go figure๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ

Did You Know???

Approximately 58% of children and youth of color who have experienced trauma were reported to have clinical levels of depressive symptoms by their providers. – The National Child Traumatic Stress Network In the past year, nearly 1 in 10 American Indian or Alaska Native young adults had serious thoughts of suicide.ย  Asian American adults wereContinue reading “Did You Know???”

July Is National Minority Mental Health Month!

July is National Minority Mental Health Month, and this is really close to my heart. Being a black woman who is suffering from a mental illness, I know all to well the stigma that is attached to it in our communities. I still get people telling me to “pray it away”, or “you shouldn’t beContinue reading “July Is National Minority Mental Health Month!”