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Your Child Probably doesn’t have ADHD.

Between cultural incompetence and reimbursement requirements from insurance companies, I don’t know which is more responsible for misdiagnosing more minority children–particularly black boys.  ADHD is probably the most diagnosed mental illness amongst mental health agencies. In my work as a therapist, nearly every black child I’ve treated had a diagnosis of ADHD on their record.

Combating Anxiety and Depression with Self-Compassion.

We are now living in an era where people are finally addressing mental illnesses. And the main topics of discussion are the two most prevalent disorders–anxiety and depression. There’s plenty of info out about the signs and symptoms of these disorders. There are even a lot of famous people who are coming forward about their

Be Yourself. Everybody Else is Already Taken.

In a world fixated on perfection, it’s easy to fall into the mental trap of blending into the herd. Every day you wake up and wash your face, looking into the mirror, ignoring one of the rarest masterpieces ever created. . .you. So often we let our imagination and envy of other people’s lives run

5 Groundbreaking Tips To Stop Anxiety in its Tracks.

General anxiety is one of the most common mental disorders. And so few people understand that the persistent worry they experience day-to-day can cross over into a mental illness if it’s not managed properly. As a matter of fact, most people don’t even know exactly what anxiety is. They just know the feeling without actually

Why your “Victimhood Complex” is Holding you Back

Let’s face it, life is unfair. There is always something that holds you back from accomplishing the things that you want out of life. There is always a situation, a person, or a thing that blocks the pathway to your goals. And what makes it seem a thousand times worse is that others seem to

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

“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

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