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Jennifer Scott runs SpiritFinder.org to provide information for people with mental illness. It has been their advocacy for opening up mental health.

Addiction is a problem that millions of households around the world face, but it also poses a hidden risk. People with su...

According to a recent study, about 20% of African-Americans might acquire mental illness in their life time. In recent years, a large number of African-American women have faced mental health problems but refused to receive the proper medications or treatment. Most wom...

Every 12.3 minutes someone dies by suicide in the United States. This is a frightening statistic, and even more so when you know a loved one who may be contemplating self-harm. How can you be sure your loved one is experiencing suicidal ideation? How do you show your s...

Like most Mondays I grabbed my morning herbal tea and sat down at my laptop to begin sifting through emails from the weekend, as my iPhone buzzed with a picture attachment and text message beaming. I picked up my phone and within seconds my heart sank as I read the new...

 

It was Saturday afternoon (September 6th 2014), and I sat in the extremely crowded Atlanta, GA CNN Center having lunch with my mentee during the 90 minute break from Oprah’s Life You Want Tour. I checked my iPhone briefly, and a text message from my best friend f...

On April 8th the “Black Girl” empowerment movement lost one of its most dynamic and forceful young sisters, with the passing of Karyn Washington, Founder of “For Brown Girls” blog. Karyn at the young age of 22 had already had an immense impact on so many with her livel...

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...

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