Finish this sentence for me.  If I had a son, he’d look like? The President said Trayvon. “If I had a son he’d look like…


Jacque Reid goes “Inside Her Story” with Asha Tarry, founder and CEO of The Collective Advocates for Social Change & Development about black women and…


How could it have been avoided? That is the question that lingers nearly five months after NFL player Jovan Belcher (pictured left) shot and killed…


Exposure to violent video games. A failure to take medication to treat mental illness or a development disorder. Access to assault weapons. And is it…

A recent letter, a former lover and a history of covering up for my mother triggered me to sit down at the computer and write this. In the past I’ve written about my personal brushes with mental illness within my family, my mother to be exact. She is Paranoia Schizophrenic. I’ve candidly described the shame […]

One of my favorite quotes of all time is by Lauryn Hill.  On her CD MTV Unplugged 2.0 Hill talked about the freeing power of honesty and transparency. “We were in Florida this weekend. We took the kids to Disney World. They gave us a tour so they escorted us through the back. And when […]

Does winter get you down? Sometimes Jack Frost brings more than just cold weather into our lives during the winter months. Many women suffer from seasonal depression because of the decrease in daylight that occurs in the fall and winter along the hormonal changes that come along with it. If you could use a hearty […]

It’s a new year and a great time to think about what really makes you happy to boost your self-esteem. What motivates you? What are your career goals? Relationship goals? Financial goals? Having a clear sense of who you are, what you stand for and where you want to go in life can definitely help […]

“I’m not crazy! I do not need to go see someone! I don’t need pills!” Sistas, how many times have you yourself uttered those phrases or heard another females say them?  In the urban community we sarcastically joke with the phrase “such and such is crazy”. That person may truly have a need for psychiatric […]

This divorce drama just keeps getting more and more scandalous…I just came across some court documents from the Dwyane Wade divorce scandal and it proves that his soon to be ex-wife Siohvaughn is not as innocent as we all thought.

VIA:  FamilyDoctor.Org What Causes Depression? Depression is related to chemical in-balance in the brain that makes it hard for the cells to communicate with each other.  Depression can be triggered by a number of things including: stressful life events, drug or alcohol abuse, other illnesses, it can even be hereditary. What Are The Symptoms? Feeling […]

VIA CHARLOTTE OBSERVER Records show Kenny Chapman sought mental health treatment twice before killing his wife, two children and himself. He knew he needed help. He saw shadows of people who weren’t there. He felt inadequate, like he didn’t belong. He’d been arguing with his wife – and was thinking about killing her. So for […]