Posts tagged mental health
July is Minority Mental Health Month

Bebe Moore Campbell gifted us with amazing novels that addressed issues like racism and mental illness.  Her books are timeless.  Who remembers “Singing in the Comeback Choir” and “Your Blues Ain’t Like Mine”? 

In addition to her gift of storytelling Campbell was committed to destigmatizing mental illness particularly in African American and minority communities.

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What We Can Never Forget About Surviving R. Kelly

What I find most fascinating about social media is the role that we play in the court of public opinion.  With a few strokes of the keyboard you can cast your opinion about any topic in a matter of minutes with a shield of animosity if you so choose.  The court of Public Opinion greeted 2019 with a litany of questions, summations, and judgements on the trending #survivingRKelly.

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Can Yoga Help With Depression?

Have you ever felt depressed? If so, you’re not alone. According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), major depression is one of the most common mental disorders in the United States. Additionally, women are more prone to depression versus men. Depression is clinically defined as “a period of two weeks or longer during which there is either depressed mood or loss of interest or pleasure, and at least four other symptoms that reflect a change in functioning, such as problems with sleep, eating, energy, concentration, and self-image” based on the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. So if you’ve ever experienced prolonged feelings of sadness, guilt, fatigue, and just down then you may be suffering from depression. 

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