Monthly Archives: October 2017

Stop using mental illness to explain away violence. It’s not that simple

After every horrific mass shooting and disturbing terrorist attack, the reflex is the same: The attacker(s) must be mentally ill. The shocking randomness of these acts is destabilizing, so simplistic conclusions may provide comfort, but you can’t explain away violence … Continue reading

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8 Things I Wish Someone Told Me About Mental Health As A Black Woman

1. Sometimes, the label of being a “strong black woman” hurts more than it helps. 2. You have to get past the stigma associated with mental health in the black community. 3. Depression, anxiety, and suicidal tendencies aren’t “white” maladies. 4. Bottling things up … Continue reading

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