Lack Of Employment Contributing To Mental Health Distress In Black Men

Cristin Dent @thegodpsychology Where do black men go to heal? Where do they share their fears, their trauma, and confusion? Economic distress serves as a driving factor of depression, suicide, and personal distress, especially for Black men. The pressure to find a job, maintain employment, healing from grief and loss, securing adequate transportation, and giving their […]

Where Do Black Boys Go To Heal? Why Suicide is Sweeping Our Youth Away

She turned on the TV and saw her son on the news. The reporter exclaimed that a young man jumped in front of a train. Praying it was an accident and in recovery, the horrible truth came out that it  was death by suicide, where he thrust himself into a Pasadena train. A 24-year-old, African […]

Business Depression: Getting Out of the Dark Hole of Entrepreneurship

Working for yourself – the glorious gift that can bring forth opportunities and creativity that you never would have imagined. Since we live in a digital age, where we can see the results of other people instantaneously, too many believe that entrepreneurship allows us to stay in bed on our laptops,  grab lunch with friends […]

It’s Time to Destigmatize Mental Health in the Black Community

A careful study performed by researchers at Rutgers University detailed that African Americans had higher rates of both clinical and research-based diagnoses of schizophrenia. Research shows that African Americans are almost twice as likely to be diagnosed with schizophrenia as white Americans. African Americans in treatment present higher than expected rates of diagnosed schizophrenia in […]

Help! My Child Is Expressing Suicidal Thoughts: Tips for Black Parents

What To Do When Your Child Expresses Suicidal Thoughts: Tips for Black Parents Suicide is one of the leading causes of death for African American children and adolescents in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Change begins here and we encourage you to take the following warning signs very […]

Black Children & Suicide: Why Are Our Young Kings and Queens Killing Themselves?

When it comes to suicide and suicide attempts in elementary school-aged children, the topic is not well-discussed, despite a recent increase in the suicide rate among US Black children. According to the Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health, African Americans are 20% more likely to experience serious mental health problems than the general […]

Two Black Entrepreneurs Open Wellness Studio That Services Black Mental Health Needs

Darian Hall made it to adulthood without having ever met his father. When he finally did, he was confronted with a range of emotions and that sparked conversations with other men. Those conversations made it clear that men needed a safe space to talk and work through things. Darian reached out to a good friend […]

He Played Just 3 NBA Games Because of Mental Health, Now He Has Second Chance In Ice Cube’s Big 3

On Wednesday the Big3 held its annual draft in Las Vegas. The overall number one pick was Royce White, a former first round pick in the 2012 NBA Draft. White was very open about his Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) at the time and advocated for a more robust mental health policy in the NBA. Ultimately, […]