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Not many people are aware that October 4th-10th is Mental Illness Awareness Week. And in all honesty this week meant very little to me for so long; not that mental illness awareness didn’t apply or resonate with me, but I was too ashamed and embarrassed to admit to an...

 

For centuries African Americans have turned to the church to assist with all difficulties, including mental health issues. However, many congregations and religious leaders were not and have not been equipped with the tools and training to adequately assist those that...

 

 

A recent research study presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies annual meeting found that racial discrimination among black teens made them more susceptible to mental health issues included major depression.

 

The study surveyed 1,170 adolescents between the ages...

 

 

It’s bitterly cold, and snow is hitting every few days. Yes, this is something you could call “depressing”; this weather makes one want to hibernate during the winter months like a bear. But what if it’s more than that? What if you find yourself extremely withdrawn,...

Halle Berry’s film, “Frankie & Alice”, depicting the true story of a troubled young black woman suffering with multiple personalities will be released in select theaters today.

A midst discussion on why the film is just now being released; “Frankie & Alice” which was fi...

“Young African-American men suffer from much higher rates of depression because of trauma compared to their white counterparts, and many Black men don’t recognize that they have been traumatized,” says Dr. Waldo E. Johnson Jr.

This comment was made by Dr. Johnson during...

Wednesday evening (January 29th) I received a text message from a close college friend asking me how BGS was doing. I responded with the usual message saying it was going well, but not where I wanted it to be.  She responded with an energetic,” You need to get it up an...

On Thursday, October 9th, and Friday, October 10th, black lawmakers in partnership with pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly met in Indianapolis for the 20th Annual Black America’s Dialogue on Health conference. This year's conference was centered around  Depression in the...

The Naval Yard tragedy rocked the nation yesterday and also sunk the hearts of African Americans at the realization that the shooter was “one of us”.

Check out our beloved Founding Board Member, Danielle Cadet’s (Editor of Huffington Post Black Voices) take on Don Lemon...

In my journey to start Black Girls Smile (BGS) I have for obvious reasons had to become more vocal in regards to my diagnosis of “clinical depression”. Most conversations start out as, “Oh you started a non-profit?! What is is about?” My answer,”Promoting positive ment...

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