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Mental Health and Black Men
Feb 1, 2023

When dancer and TV personality Stephen “tWitch” Boss died by suicide in December last year, the world was in shock. That’s because, outwardly, Stephen was happy, joyful, and positive. Those are the sentiments used on social media and news networks to describe the man who lit up the lives of those who knew him best. […]

5 Ways to Handle Election Stress Disorder
Nov 10, 2022

Although Tuesday is Election Day, many have coined “Election Week” as a more appropriate name. It references the fact that in many races across the country,  it may take longer to distinguish the winner. And during this mid-term election there is plenty of anxiety to go around to a very polarized America. According to the […]

Mental Health and the Black Community
Jun 16, 2022

Juneteenth commemorates the end of slavery in the United States and it’s observed as a federal holiday on June 19th.  Although the upcoming holiday marks the emancipation of the involuntary institution, racial disparities, injustices, and systemic racism still exist. Along with these obstacles come mental health issues. Progress takes time—a collective effort, a paradigm shift. […]

Mental Health Awareness Month 2022
May 31, 2022

Mental Health Awareness Month is acknowledged in the month of May. And as we wrap up  these 31 days in Spring, let’s discuss the importance of maintaining an open dialogue about mental health. Although life is slowly attempting to return to whatever we consider “normal” at this point after battling a life with COVID for […]

Representing Mental Illness Accurately in the Media
May 27, 2021

Everyone wants to be seen a certain way by the rest of the world. And although that comes with varying degrees of discretion, it boils down to simply wanting to be respected and seen as an equal. According to an article published in the National Library of Medicine, research has shown that the news and […]

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