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Adrien Broner is the Latest Athlete to have a Public Battle with Mental Health

Athletes are beginning to be more open about their struggles with mental health issues. Boxer, Adrien “the problem” Broner is having is no stranger to problems. Legal problems, problems in the ring–and recently what appears to be–mental health problems. As talented as a fighter Broner is, we know more about his outside the ring antics

Mental Health Matters in Hip-Hop: The Growing Consciousness Surrounding Mental Health.

There has always been a strong connection between hip-hop music and mental health. The stories told in rap are the main thing that draws people in. It’s almost as if you can’t be a rapper without having a story. Sometimes, the story is just about the “turn-up” or “balling out.” But at times, the music

It’s Okay To Be Single

In a world so fixated with validation, it’s easy to lose yourself trying to prove your worth to other people. And one of the main measuring tools people use to determine their worth is how much they’re valued by others, which is a very slippery slope. It’s slippery because you subject your God-given worth as

“Acting White”: double consciousness in the workplace.

Being black in corporate America is challenging, hell being in corporate America, in general, is pretty difficult. But for black people (and some other minorities) it is especially difficult. Often, the cultural identities of minority groups are seen as inappropriate, unprofessional, or somehow disruptive to those belonging to the majority or broader cultural groups at

Katt Williams had it Right: You have to be in Tune with your Muthaf*ckin Star Player.

In my work as a therapist, I’ve seen all types of people from various walks of life. My client base ranges from the wealthy, i.e., doctors, CEOs, and high profile lawyers; to blue-collar working folk like police, construction workers and office clerks; all the way to low-income people who live in extreme poverty. I really

Even Superwoman has to Worry about Mental Health.

Superwoman Syndrome is contributing to the mental health problems of independent women all over the world. Women are, without question, the backbone of our society. For most of us, women had a big hand in nurturing, and raising us into well-adjusted adults. For many, women are the only people we recognize as parental figures. men

The Quasi-Colonization and Economic Exploitation of Black Neighborhoods in the U.S.

In black neighborhoods, there has been a growing, but scarcely spoken about, phenomena regarding community economics: the quasi-colonization and economic exploitation of black communities by non-African-American racial and ethnic minorities. It is no secret that black communities–for the most part–are and have been for a long time, economically starved. There are many social and political

Institutional Syndrome: mental health problem or social issue?

The road to rehabilitation after incarceration is riddled with mental health and social problems. Often in black culture, you hear people talk about peoplebeing institutionalized, because of how they behave after doing time in prison.Most of the time people don’t even say “institutionalized” they just say “jailbird” or some other term.   In the world of

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