Janet Jackson has penned an open letter about her “intense” battle with depression in her thirties. In the July/August issue of Essence magazine, Janet spoke on her childhood, saying, “I was happy when my brothers came home from performing on the road. I was happy when my mother lavished me with love. But I wasn’t happy with the […]

Much has been learned about the divorce between Torrei Hart and her ex-husband comedian Kevin Hart, however, Torrei provides new details about the toll their split  had on her. BET reports that in a recent interview, she revealed that she suffered depression after her divorce with Kevin. She’d have days when she didn’t want to leave bed because she’d […]

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 […]

Former Destiny’s Child member, LaTavia Roberson, has opened up about her struggles with depression and drug addiction after leaving the group. During a recent interview with People magazine, LaTavia said, “I never left Destiny’s Child. That is something that people say. But who would leave Destiny’s Child? That’s crazy! I was dismissed from the group. […]

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” […]

Kid Cudi just entered rehab for depression and suicidal thoughts. Here are other celebrities who have struggled with mental health issues.

This Sunday, Marcus Davis will be talking about some of the harder things for us to address in our community. As part of Mental Health Awareness Month, Drs. Jinneh Dyson and Napoleon Higgins will share with you some of the biggest concerns around mental health in the African-American community. Depression will be one topic, as […]


Dr. Jennifer Caudle explained on NewsOne Now that many African-Americans don't realize how important sleep is and many of us take it for granted. According to Caudle, the average American should get seven to eight hours of sleep a night. Unfortunately, the majority of the American populace does not reach this mark.

The defense lawyer of a mother blames untreated postpartum depression for her suicide attempt and alleged murder of her two children. Prosecutors reject that defense.


Everyone is talking about spreading holiday cheer, buying gifts, giving to charity, what they’re wearing to holiday parties and who they’ve selected for Secret Santa. But what if you're just not feeling it this year?

Dr. Jinneh Dyson and Dr. Napoleon Higgins dropped by the studio this week to talk with Marcus Davis, host of Sunday Morning Live, about mental health in the black community. Using both scientific and personal experiences with mental illness, the two docs weighed in on how we can reduce the stigma associated with getting help, […]

Although African-Americans make up just 13 percent of the U.S. population, we account for 33 percent of the missing in the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s…