depression

Depression and the Black Superwoman Syndrome

by Josie Pickens

After reading the news of For Brown Girls creator Karyn Washington’s passing, I immediately went to tapping away on the keys of my laptop.... Read More

Treating Insomnia Can Ease Anxiety, Depression Study Says

Treating Insomnia Can Ease Anxiety, Depression Study Says

by Shantell E. Jamison

Treating young people who suffer from insomnia may reduce anxiety and depression, according to researchers at Oxford University’s Sleep and Circadian Neuroscience Institute. The... Read More

Spring

Experts Give Tips on How to Spring Clean Your Life This Season

by LaShieka Hunter

It’s spring again. A great time of year to declutter, reorganize, and refocus. With the season of renewal now in full swing, we turned... Read More

Snapped or Trapped? What the Facebook Killing Teaches Us About Mental Illness

Snapped or Trapped? What the Facebook Killing Teaches Us About Mental Illness

by Nina Hemphill Reeder

Recent headlines surrounding the suicide of suspected Cleveland killer Steven Stephens have once again brought the topic of mental illness back into the national... Read More

Superwoman

Study Finds Disadvantaged Black Women Suffer From PTSD

by Danielle Pointdujour

According to the Chicago Tribune, a recent Northwestern Medicine study that examined the South Side neighborhood of Oakland found that 29 percent of the... Read More

domestic violence

Strong & Silent: Breaking the Stigma of Abuse Because Black Men Are Victims Too

by Neffer Kerr

He was 6’3”, handsome and strong. He exuded confidence. Women wanted him and men wanted to be him, but I will never forget the... Read More

music

Audio Therapy: How Music Improved One Man’s Mental Health

by Alexander Hardy

When your daddy is a singer turned DJ, your grandmother and great-aunt are opera singers and your uncle sang backup for Sam Cooke, being... Read More

And It Won’t Stop: Why It’s Not Okay For Chris Brown to Bully His Ex

And It Won’t Stop: Why It’s Not Okay For Chris Brown to Bully His Ex

by S. Tia Brown, LMSW

A lot of women fantasize about having a man kind of obsessed with them. All the attention seems sexy. The aggression is alluring. And the... Read More

Activist Jedidiah Brown Determined to Keep Fighting After Suicide Attempt

Activist Jedidiah Brown Determined to Keep Fighting After Suicide Attempt

by Alexander Hardy

Tuesday afternoon, a day after an apparent suicide attempt that shut down Chicago’s Lake Shore Drive for an hour and a half, activist Jedidiah... Read More

holiday

Holiday Happiness: Will You Fake It or Make It?

by S. Tia Brown

Heartache is the real Grinch that steals Christmas. When most folks think of the holidays, they start fantasizing about familial and romantic rituals; but... Read More