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

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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

Holiday Healing: Dealing With Grief This Holiday Season

Holiday Healing: Dealing With Grief This Holiday Season

by Shanita Hubbard

In 2016 we faced some unspeakable and gut wrenching events.  We mourned as some of our heroes died, and expressed our anger as we... Read More

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Self Care: Keeping Your Mind Right While Fighting the Good Fight

by Alexander Hardy

After his deadly encounter with police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Mo., on Aug. 9, 2014, 18-year-old Michael Brown’s bullet-riddled body lay in the... Read More

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What’s Killing Kanye West?

by S. Tia Brown, LMSW

It seems the world is getting a show it didn’t pay for and it’s at the expense of Kanye West. Kanye and I have... Read More

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Mental Floss: What I Do to Preserve My Mental Sanity

by Christen N. McCluney

Life can be stressful. One of the best things we can do for ourselves is create healthy habits to preserve our mental sanity. Here... Read More

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‘Atlanta’ Opens Up Conversations About Mental Health and Incarceration

by Shanita Hubbard

Recently, I was watching an episode of FX’s new hit comedy Atlanta when a conversation between Earn (Donald Glover) and Darius (Keith Stanfield) struck... Read More

Mental Torment and the Seed of Suicidal Thinking

Mental Torment and the Seed of Suicidal Thinking

by Richard L. Taylor

Taking a knife and slashing it across my arm became all too common as a kid. During this time I tricked myself into thinking... Read More

With Black Pain Going Viral, How Do We Treat Our Collective Trauma?

With Black Pain Going Viral, How Do We Treat Our Collective Trauma?

by Dr. Anissa Moody and Dr. Wendi S. Williams

There’s a saying in the healing community: “Where you find the disease is where you will find the cure.” This means that the environment... Read More

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As Suicide Rates For Black Children Rise, Protecting Emotional Heath Is Vital

by Dr. Rheeda Walker

The researchers who found that suicide rates have doubled for Black children while declining for White children were surprised by their own results. These... Read More