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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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Dear Black Women, We Can’t Pray Mental Illness Away

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By: Lenora Houseworth What words come to mind when you think self-care? Bubble baths, facial masks and meditation apps? If you haven’t already noticed, the self-care revolution has become big business–and with good reason. Women are twice as likely as men to suffer from stress and depression, with Black women uniquely impacted by race-related daily stress. It took me many…

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How to Help a Loved One You Suspect is a Victim of Domestic Violence. Antoinette White Shares Her Story.

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Sisters Heather (left) & Antoinette (right) By Erickka Sy Savané Domestic violence is so prevelent in our society yet it’s so rarely discussed. Even this story I knew about, but was waiting to share during domestic violence month- though it’s months away- when people are more receptive. Then Rhianna had to clap back at Snapchat for being dumb enough to…

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You Betta Recognize: Mental Health & Black Women

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By Erma Breann I am a believer in the idea we all have some level of anxiety. We all deal with our issues differently but anxiousness, I believe, is universal. Although, how anxiety affects a person’s life and emotions is unique. Understanding an individual’s reaction to anxiety is hard because it’s different and unpredictable. Because of that, for an individual,…

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