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My Therapist Taught Me: Overextending Was My Trauma Response

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Photo by Jakayla Toney on Unsplash My Therapist Taught Me: Overextending Was My Trauma Response As told to Veronica Wells-Puoane of NoSugarNoCreamMag.com Tanya Jefferies put attending therapy on her vision board for the past eight years. But she never followed through. Eventually, circumstances caused her to finally prioritize her mental health. For the last story of #MyTherapistTaughtMe series, Tanya speaks…

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My Therapist Taught Me: Make Peace With Uncertainty

My Therapist Taught Me: Make Peace With Uncertainty

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My Therapist Taught Me: Make Peace With Uncertainty As told to Veronica Wells-Puoane of NoSugarNoCreamMag.com   Caron, a child prodigy and classically trained vocalist, began therapy as a teenager. As a woman who lives with anxiety and major depressive disorder, she’s been in therapy consistently for more than 20 years. During our conversation, she shared why everyone needs access to…

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Black Women and Mental Health: The Pressure to Say We’re OK When We’re Not

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Photo by Claudia Wolff on Unsplash Black Women and Mental Health: The Pressure to Say We’re OK When We’re Not As told to Veronica Wells-Puoane of NoSugarNoCreamMag.com When would you say you noticed that you were having feelings of anxiety that were a little more intense than they should be? College was when it started getting noticeable for me. I’ve…

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Audra McDonald Opens Up About Her Suicide Attempt

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Sara Krulwich/The New York Times Audra McDonald is known for her stage presence. She commanded the theatre and television, earning six Tony awards, two Grammy awards, and an Emmy–but now she’s sharing a story that hasn’t been seen on Broadway. Continue Reading The successful singer and actress revealed that while enrolled at Julliard, she battled depression, attempting suicide when she…

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