Beat the Winter Blues!

Beat the Winter Blues!

by Kristin Braswell

Old man winter is upon us in full force. As you mentally prepare to brace for the cold each day, know that what you are not alone… Read More

Surviving My Suicide Attempt

Surviving My Suicide Attempt

by Glennisha Morgan

During my senior year of high school, I tried to commit suicide. I took a handful of a concoction of my mother’s prescribed… Read More

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When Suicide Comes Calling

by Kasey Woods

In the wake of Miss Jessie's founder Titi Branch's death, we are going through the same stage of collective grieving that… Read More

Tragedy Is Not About You

Tragedy Is Not About You

by Michael Arceneaux

Since he was such a huge part of my childhood, I felt instant sadness when I learned of Robin Williams’s death. But I couldn’t… Read More

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Chamique Holdsclaw Speaks on Her Depression

by Mame M. Kwayie

Years ago, a cowboy on a horse whipped a lasso in Chamique Holdsclaw’s direction, trying to capture… Read More

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Why Are Young Blacks Killing Themselves?

by Melissa Kimble

In December 2012, after fatally shooting the mother of his three-month-old daughter, NFL Player Jovan Belcher took his last drive… Read More

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Autism Awareness: A Guide for Parents How These Advocates Helped Themselves and Others

by Margena A. Christian

When Shawn Stockman and his wife, Sharhonda, first learned Micah, one of  their fraternal twin boys, was autistic at age 2, Shawn’s first… Read More

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The Emphathetic Manic Depressive

by Kasey Woods

“It’s not that I want to kill myself, but I understand the thought process of someone that does” In my… Read More

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Depression and the Black Superwoman Syndrome

by Josie Pickens

After reading the news of For Brown Girls creator Karyn Washngton’s passing… Read More

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Is 'Strong Black Womanhood' Killing Our Sisters?

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

She encouraged others to accept themselves, yet she may have expected too much of herself.  Though she was thoughtful and humble… Read More

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