Mental health

Do you know a Black man with a garden? If so, give that man his flowers; he deserves them. Every Black man you know should consider building a garden in their apartment or home and for good reason. Besides the obvious reason like good air quality in the bachelor pad, green life can work wonders […]

Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Eve are generally the most anticipated events of the year. This is the time that families often get together for a reunion with friends and relatives. It is also a time of gift-giving and merry-making. However, it can also be a source of depression and stress.   At this time of […]

Today’s Wednesday but I like to call it Wisdom Wednesday Wisdom. This week feature is Actor Denzel Washington. He gives a motivational speech on some of this trials and tribulations that had made him the success he is today. This video is a must watch and I feel will truly change your life for the […]

We’ve all heard at this point the various benefits of mediation. Personally, I love the “idea” of meditation but traditional meditation is tough for me. If I’m already antsy, telling myself to sit still and be quiet can sometimes feel like punishment. “Go sit in the corner and think about what you’ve done!” No thanks! […]

To keep your brain healthy, sweat in a sauna.  According to FOX News a new study finds, Researchers from the University of Eastern Finland followed 2,300 middle-aged Finnish men for more than 20 years. They found men who went to the sauna four to seven times a week were 66 percent less likely to be […]

It’s very popular to have games on your smartphone or tablet, and new research shows one is more than just entertaining. According to The Daily Mail, University of Washington scientists were specifically looking at a piece of technology called Project EVO, which is a game played on a tablet that is designed to improve neurological […]

Here’s some good news when it comes to dealing with depression.  According to FOX News, A heart-to-heart chat can be just what the doctor ordered. A new study published in the journal JAMA reveals a simple way to ease the symptoms of depression. The study took place in Zimbabwe, where trained lay medical workers known as “grandmothers” […]

Having low standards means you never get disappointed, and a new study says it also means you avoid stress. According to Telegraph UK, Scientists from the University College London had 45 students play a computer game where they turned over rocks to find out if they had snakes underneath. If they found a snake they […]

Dr. Tamara Warren Chinyani is a mental health advocate, educator, scholar, and former public health employee, with over 15 years of experience working with underserved…

According to frisky.com, almost 1 in 2 people in the United States will suffer from depression or some mental health condition at some point in their lives and 1 and 17 Americans suffer from mental illness right now. I’m not sure how accurate these statistics are but if you look closely, we can all relate […]

It’s easy to feel like a failure when things in your life aren’t going quite right. We all go through it. Like Mama used to say, “Keep living and eventually, you’ll hit a wall.” But part of getting past the low points is to find the smallest positive in the negative. Positive things are all […]

Yesterday we posted a story about African Americans and depression, specifically American American women. In continuing to educate the community about depression and mental illnesses and to encourage those who may be struggling to seek treatment, here are 9 things that only people with depression can only understand. Click here to read more.