mental health

Black Voices of Mental Health- Episode 2: Mariah Krystal, Cameron Burris, Imadé Borha

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 …

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Black Voices of Mental Health- Episode 1: Hafeez Baoku, Lauren Carson, and Olivia B. Shepherd

Today we’re focusing on on some amazing Black influencers and bloggers changing the narrative on Black Mental Health. Since there are so many folks I want to introduce you to, we’ll be running this series in segments of highlights all this week. Even then, I’m sure that won’t even scratch the surface so we’ll be …

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Soul Story: Coconut Heels

The blogger this week is Coconut Heels. CH runs an wonderfully insightful blog which focuses on their experiences with Mental Health challenges. You can follow Coconut Heels on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Recently, CH had a scary and sudden onset of symptoms. In the end, this resulted in a prolonged hospitalization and a diagnosis of …

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Mental Floss: How to Get Moving – Exercise for Low Mental Health Days

We all know exercise is amazing for mental health. Indeed, movement is one of the very best tools we can have in our Mental Health Tool Box. But what happens when you’re flat out exhausted from battling mental illness to even think of working out? If you’re already low on spoons (check out Spoon Theory …

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My Soul Balm Journals on Anxiety

Today we’re getting personal about anxiety. My anxiety, specifically. Recently, the wonderful Kelly over at She, Mindfully posted a list of writing prompts for anxiety. Now I love to journal so I dove right into answering the questions. To my very pleasant surprise, a lot of them were things I’ve never really thought about when …

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Therapy Quest – Finding the Right Kind of Therapy

Today I’m sharing an updated gem from my early blogging days: Therapy Quest <3 Many of you may not know but I am absolutely in love with fantasy. As a young child, escaping into fantasy books and movies helped me survive. Now as an adult, I find it an invaluable tool with which to battle …

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Dealing with ACES: How to Support a Traumatized Child Through Trauma Informed Parenting

How To Support a Traumatized Child by Maria Black ***TW: Death, ACES, Mentions of Bullying.*** The day my father died was the worst day of my life. I can remember it vividly, even though I was only six. Everyone was gathered around the medical bed that had taken residence in my parent’s room. It was …

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Mental Floss: How to Let go of Invasive Thoughts

Have you ever heard of invasive thoughts? It’s a term I use to describe the thoughts, energies, and worries I pick up by being around other people. Like an invasive species, these thoughts tend to grow rampant and clog up my brain. This leaves little room for my own thoughts to thrive. HSP’s, Empaths and …

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Relationship Rehab Series Part 1: Starting the Conversation

**The Relationship Rehab Series focuses on the intersection between mental health and intimate relationships. Specifically we look at ways to optimize your love life through psychologically proven practices.** Good relationships are key to great mental health. Why? In their paper Intimate Relationships and Psychopathology, researchers Mark Whisman and Donald Baum find that “relationship discord is …

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