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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.

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

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

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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