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6 Things to Know About Managing Collective Grief in the Black Community

“I can accept the idea of my own demise, but I am unable to accept the death of anyone else”. – Maya Angelou, When I Think of Death Since late 2019 the collective grief in America has been palpable. There… Continue Reading →

4 Ways to Help You Through the Stages of Grief 

Spring is a time of renewal and transition, however, it can also be a time of reflection of the past and those we miss dearly.  Additionally, for over 2 years now, we have been living with COVID-19 pandemic, adding to… Continue Reading →

Black Lives Matter…and We’re Exhausted!

During this time, I have been wanting to post something but unsure what to say. One of my clients said it poignantly, “I’m exhausted at times, in rage at times, and numb at times”. So, this letter my sister wrote… Continue Reading →

Mental Illness Through The Eyes of African Americans, Queen & Slim, the Movie

On a cold Wednesday night I decided to check out the movie, Queen & Slim. I laughed, I cried, I got angry and weary, and I went home with so much on my mind that evening. The 2019 American film… Continue Reading →

Welcome to 2018! Focus on the PRESENT!

Welcome to 2018! Thank God we are here! So much happened in 2017. So much so that it took me two additional months to write my “beginning the New Year” blog post! I can’t express how happy I am that… Continue Reading →

My Visit to Rivermend Treatment Center, Bluff Plantation

This past February, I had the chance to visit Rivermend Treatment Center in Augusta, Georgia. The treatment center is located in the beautiful, tree filled scenery of Bluff Plantation and offers a comprehensive approach to addiction treatment. The residential addiction… Continue Reading →

The Connection Between Substance Use, Prescription Drugs & American Culture

This month I had the opportunity to visit two Gateway Foundation treatment program facilities in Swansea and Caseyville, Illinois. The staff, welcoming and well-trained, shared with me how their programs help the community and common substance abuse issues their clients… Continue Reading →

The Time is Now! A Radio Show That Speaks to Mental Health Topics in the African American Community

“Welcome to the Healing-Circle Radio Show, where we support, connect, and share!” This is the opening for my weekly radio show on iHeart Radio, Hallelujah1600AM. The show focuses on mental health topics in the African American community. There is a… Continue Reading →

Psychological Trauma, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder & The Current State of Race in America

In 2016 it’s hard to come to the realization that we have so far to go when talking about race relations, politics, and religion in this country. It seems many cannot agree to respect each other’s differences. Social media highlights… Continue Reading →

Postpartum Depression: The Shameful Secret

Yesterday during my usual perusal of Facebook I came across an article on a young woman who committed suicide. She was a new mother and experiencing postpartum depression. After reading the article I began to mentally travel back in time…. Continue Reading →

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