Emotional/Mental Health

Health Matters, emotional health, mental health

Emotional/Mental Health

WE REFUSE to act like we’re okay when we’re not.

BWHI Statement on Cyntoia Brown’s Commuted Sentence by Outgoing Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam

WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 8, 2019) — Today, the Black Women’s Health Imperative (BWHI) lauds the decision by outgoing Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam to grant clemency to Cyntoia Brown. Brown, now 30, was sentenced to prison 15 years ago for first degree murder. She was only 16 years old when she was forced into sex trafficking

You Listening? How To Tell Your Partner About Your Mental Health Condition

You’ve gotten past the puppy love phase. You’ve also gotten past the “he hasn’t texted me today, so clearly he isn’t into me” phase. Now, you two are serious. For many couples, that means talking about the future. For others, it means finally being able to pass gas in front of one another. And if

Coping With Stress … And Keeping Your Sanity: Tips For The Busy Woman

You’re a busy woman. But between your personal life and your professional life, it’s been one thing after another. And you just can’t take it anymore. If you have signs of depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), or anxiety, you know that stress can take a huge toll on your mental health. Any symptoms you already

Black Women And PTSD: How Do You Know If You Have It?

Post-traumatic stress disorder—usually referred to as simply PTSD—is not just an issue for military veterans. The truth is that trauma doesn’t stay confined to combat zones. In fact, traumatic events can happen way closer to home than we’d like them to. And these events can take a serious toll on your mental health. Knowing what

Depression In Black Women: How Do You Know If You’re Depressed?

Ladies, it’s time to set the record straight about depression in Black women. Why? Because depression is not just feeling the blues. It’s not something you have to put up with for weeks, months, or years on end. It’s not a sign that you’re not strong enough. Depression is a mental health issue that needs

Post-Traumatic Stress: How One Woman Survived Her Haunting Memories

Captain Cherissa Jackson was on her job as a military nurse in Afghanistan when the siren suddenly blared over the loudspeakers. “Alarm red,” a female voice said, echoing throughout the U.S. Air Force medical base in Kandahar. “Alarm red, alarm red. Take cover.” Immediately, Cherissa and her colleagues hit the floor. As insurgent rockets sped

I Gotchu: Mental Health, Your Friend, And You

It’s never easy to know exactly what to say to your friend, whether she’s asking you if you like her new shoes (you don’t) or opening up to you about her divorce (you didn’t like him to begin with). One of the most difficult situations is when your friend is struggling with a mental health