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mental health

in Advice, HEALTH, MIND AND BODY

It’s okay, not to be okay

There are some people who always present themselves like they have it all together. You know like those people who seem like they have some type of super power because they do everything and will still smile at the end of the day. It may be natural for you to not notice how much you are taking on, and everything may feel like it is coming toward you at once. I am constantly on the go and I tend to not acknowledge my own emotional and mental health. I would…

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6 Ways to Fight Anxiety and Depression
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6 Ways to Fight Anxiety and Depression

Since I was an early teen, I have always struggled with depression. In the last few years, anxiety was added to the mix. These aren’t uncommon struggles, especially amongst African-Americans. However, we are less likely to do anything about it and choose to silence ourselves and our emotions. According to an article from the Huffington Post, data from the CDC showed that African-Americans are more likely to report major depression, but less likely to seek treatment. In our community, we look at therapy and counseling as bad words. They aren’t….

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Self-Care
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Treat Yourself: Three Simple Ways to Engage in Self-Care

One of my favorite things about being a woman is the innate ability we have to juggle multiple roles and appear to have it altogether. We make sure our family, friends, employer, church and any other affiliation we have are in good shape, but fail to take care of ourselves. We will use all of our strength to make sure we complete our daily to-do lists without putting ourselves on it. As a nurse, I know firsthand how stress can affect your body or quality of life and yet I…

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How to Begin Finding Yourself

Finding yourself is often looked at as a place you go to or state of being that is impossible to achieve. Finding yourself is not about making extreme changes, but about letting down walls. It’s also about believing you are already that person, but just needs a little brushing off. You have to believe you are that person and be willing to build off what is already magical about you. When you feel it is happening for you, it will click on like a lightbulb. You will be able to…

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