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Hi everyone, ready for the next edition of Black Voices of Mental Health? I sure am!
Today I want you to meet Mariah, Cameron, and Imade. They are three Black women changing the perception of mental health in the Black community. Each one has a uniquely beautiful style in which they share their experiences with us.
So without further ado, check out today’s Black Voices of Mental Health!
Mariah runs a blog focusing on mental health, motherhood, and faith (MariahKrystal.com). She writes about a variety of subjects. However, she’s also given us a look into her own struggles with anxiety and depression.
Her posts on Mental Illness (and all her posts) are amazingly informative and relatable. Check out some of her work here and please make sure to give her a follow on Facebook (@MariahKrystalBlog) and Pinterest (@MariahKrystalBlog).
Cameron Burris is a lady of many talents – she’s a therapist, a social worker, a yogi, a speaker, social scientist, writer and editor! Wow!
I first came across Cameron’s site through Quiet Contemplation’s Facebook Page where she posts mental health and social science content that’s not only beautiful but also incredibly informative.
Lately, Cameron has been posting about her thoughts on the state of unrest in the country. Her words are inspiring and in-depth and should be shared widely. They encompass not just the national hurt but also her own feelings of grief.
Her posts also provide ways we can collectively start to heal and how we can be better allies during this fight.
In addition to her Facebook posts, Cameron also has a digital “waiting room” on her site with some great blog posts. Check them out here and don’t forget to follow Cameron on Pinterest (The Mindful Bruja) and Instagram(@quietcontemplationllc):
Imade Borha is an incredible voice in the Black Mental Health Community. Through her work with Depressed While Black, she shares the truly unique perspective of a Black woman struggling with mental health.
In the video below, she relates how her counselors didn’t consider that it might not be a great experience for her to have a police escort to the mental hospital. She also talks about faith and how it can affect the perception of mental health in the Black community.
Imade also pulls in donations of clothing and personal care items for people who have been hospitalized. This is critical because a lot of times you arrive from the hospital to an behavioral health center with only a gown and no personal items.
This is a wishlist of the items Imade collects, if you want to help her out you can contact her at Depressedwhileblack@gmail.com.
- Hair Ties
- Small Hair Oil Bottles
- Wave Caps
- Sports Bras
And of course, please check out some of Imade’s many articles. She contributes to Essence, Forbes, Medium, The Mighty, Shondaland, and Vice just to name a few. Also remember to follow her on Facebook (@depressedwhileblack), Twitter (@depressedwblack), and Instagram (@depressedwhileblack)
Three Reasons Why It Can Be Harder for Black Women To Get Mental Health Treatment – Published by Medium
And many more!
And there you have it folks, some amazing Black Voices of Mental Health! Stay tuned for Episode 3 happening tomorrow. Let us know in the comments below if you think there are bloggers/content creators you’d like us to feature!
Oh and remember the best way you can help these bloggers get their word out is to like, share, and subscribe to their stuff. I also encourage you to look around their blogs and websites because all three of these ladies have so much incredible content to share.
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