Category: Mental Health Matters

I’m Feeling The Burn(out)

I’ve been feeling in a funk lately. I’m not going to sit at my desk and lie to you that I have my life together and everything is going great. That’s not to say some things in my life recently have made me rethink that manifesting and writing my goals down does come true eventually.…

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How Elisa Lam’s Tragic Death During A Manic Episode Can Teach Mental Health Professionals About Signals

Isolation is the most dangerous aspect of experiencing a manic or depressive episode. In the tragic case of Elisa Lam, whose the topic of Netflix’s Crime Case: Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel, a young Chinese-Canadian woman is found dead, floating in the hotel’s water tank. No, not the plot of Dark Water which is a…

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11 Ways To Stay Motivated

Even the most experienced and successful achievers can use a little help gettingmotivated from time to time. Motivating yourself is a learnable skill. Everyoneprocrastinates at times. It’s human nature. Several tactics and strategies can lift yourmotivation to the critical level necessary to get yourself moving again. Try these techniques to motivate yourself and get things…

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LISTEN – Review

In response to Sia’s disaster of a film, Music, CommunicationFIRST have released a video of their own titled LISTEN. Immediately, it evokes memories of the infamous Autism Speaks slogan “it’s time to listen.” This video proves that when it comes to autism discourse, autistic people are the ones who should be listened to first, especially those who are nonspeaking. …

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Can You Hear Her?

There is this roar inside her body, a ghastly bellow inside her mind. And all she wants to do is listen to that rage and follow its howls, stand on the ledge of a ten story building and fucking scream. “AHHHHHHHH!” she shouts at the world, belts the wounds out into existence. It takes so…

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Clyde Kerr III, Black Deputy Takes Life In Louisiana Leaves Video Highlighting BLM and Mental Health | Watch Chilling Video Here

In Kerr’s videos, he talked directly to the camera on a range of issues, from police brutality against Black people and mental health needs in policing, to division in society and children’s exposure to murder, violence and other negative or traumatic influences. 

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How To Live A More Fulfilling Life with Licensed Life Coach Rida Bakhsh

Check out my Podcast y’all! Your Small Business Podcast wherever you listen to your fav podcasts. http://www.yoursmallbusinesspodcast.net Rida Bakhsh is a phenomenal motivational speaker and certified life coach. Rida climbed the corporate ladder to success but still felt unfilled; like so many of us do. She found herself getting so wrapped up in her work,…

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It’s Going to Be Okay

There are times when she would stand in front of the shower, just as she did as a little girl, and let the warm streams massage her shoulders. She would feel the water kiss the arch of her neck, the length of her spine, trickling down her torso until the water turns cold, until her…

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Realistic Self-Care for the New Year

With 2021 approaching, it’s now the season of New Year’s Resolutions, many of which include some form of self-improvement. However, not all advice of “take baths, deep clean your room, only eat healthy food” is practical (or accessible). Here are some ideas for realistic, everyday self-care you can incorporate into your daily routine. Keep a…

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phem Navigates Mental Health and Young Adulthood on ‘how u stop hating urself pt. 1’

“Should I just let go, so I could crash and explode?” phem ponders on “self control,” the lead single of her new project, how u stop hating urself pt. 1. “self control” and the succeeding single, “stfu,” both seem to address a romantic partner at the surface, but it’s just as plausible that the songs…

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How Do You Calm Your Anxiety?

I, well, submerge myself within the water, drown my naked soul within the sea. They say water, because of its soothing properties, soothes the soul. And I can’t argue with their notion, well aware of the peace it always brings to me. I took a “Mindfulness for Anxiety” course during a time where I couldn’t…

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Spider-Man: Miles Morales

“Wow, a mainstream super hero who looks like me.” That was my first thought when starting the video game “Spider-Man: Miles Morales”. Miles hails form the Bronx but in this story is coping with a move to Harlem after the death of his father. We find him still learning the way of the web from…

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The Journey of Suffering

If you were to see Jake Rohr the first thing you’re hit with is a tall drink of water with long long golden locks. He’s built a career off of that hair and even had an Insta handle-pun inspired by his mane. But when you meet him and really talk to him, you discover this…

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