Did You Know Some People Experience An Eclipse Everyday?

Everyone is anxiously waiting on the rare moment to watch one of God’s scientific wonders; the Eclipse! Well, at least pretty much everybody. Let’s be honest. You don’t have to be an astrologist to have a grand appreciation for what is considered a lifetime event. Any one with knowledge of what is going on, from … Continue reading Did You Know Some People Experience An Eclipse Everyday?

Ways That Parents Can Talk About Mental Health

As another school year quickly begins, preparing children for that first day is the main thing on the mind of parents right now. The traditional To-Do list consists of shopping for school supplies and clothes, making beauty and barbershop appointments and organizing carpool and pickup schedules. All of these are important to making sure youth … Continue reading Ways That Parents Can Talk About Mental Health

Will You Start the Conversation?

Have you ever walked into a room that was new territory for you and felt like a large elephant? This is not an unusual feeling. But have you ever felt like an outcast among people you socialize with everyday or at least on a weekly basis? Some sensitive topics have become easier to discuss around … Continue reading Will You Start the Conversation?

My Memoirs About Chronic Depression

Happy Saturday! I declare this will be a great day for you. Now it is up to you to receive it and walk in it! Today, my book of memoirs about my battle with depression is available for free through Amazon Kindle. I encourage you to take the time to download it. Why? Encouragement.  You … Continue reading My Memoirs About Chronic Depression

Don’t Judge Me for Confessing Our Truth

It's Friday... So I'm going to endeavor to restrain from making this a deep or long post. BUT, something is on my mind. As a faith-based mental health advocate, I daily encourage everyone, especially the church to join me in my movement of breaking mental health barriers. Now, I have been very transparent about being … Continue reading Don’t Judge Me for Confessing Our Truth

Are You Suffering from Burnout?

Those who work extensively with people such as clergy, doctors, teachers, police officers and social workers are often at risk of experiencing burnout. You don’t have to work in these professions in order to experience burnout. In fact, you can be retired or assuming the role as primary caregiver for someone and have the symptoms … Continue reading Are You Suffering from Burnout?

If Only Someone Notices

Last week, one of my students’ right arm was temporarily disabled due to an injury. This caused his dominant hand to be inoperative. I noticed how his peers were eager to assist him with note taking, toting any bags or books and making sure his basic accommodations were met. Because of someone acknowledging that the … Continue reading If Only Someone Notices

When You Don’t Understand

It's Monday. The day of the week when people usually have a lot to talk about. So....let's talk! As expected in my locale of Memphis, there was a lot of local news to get everybody talking. And depending upon your location you probably had plenty of unpleasant news broadcasted as well. Regardless of you current … Continue reading When You Don’t Understand

Chastity Defiled

Do you remember when your world, your life seemed so carefree? Yeah, if you are thinking the same as me, your mind just took you all the way back to childhood. Children should not have any worries. Now, of course, they are going to have their child size problems, but no child should have adult … Continue reading Chastity Defiled

Black Celebrities Affected by a Mental Disorder

While researching African-Americans that have contributed to the advocacy and/or the clinical progress of mental health, I continuously stumbled upon Black celebrities who have shamelessly revealed their struggles with at least one mental illness. This is relevant Black history.  Why? Because it brings awareness to an issue that affects so many lives. It is relevant … Continue reading Black Celebrities Affected by a Mental Disorder