PROTECTING YOUR PEACE

Life has its ways of just shaking you up and it’s not always pleasant. I know that in my life, I have had my own experience with depression dating back as far as elementary school. Of course, I didn’t know it was depression back then but I know now how serious it was. However, I am grateful that I was offered different avenues to keep my mental and emotional health intact. Some of these opportunities or ideas were not intentional but they still helped. So here are my 7 ways to help protect your peace.

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She Inspires Me Awards

To inspire someone does not mean that it has to be the most likes or views on social media. Remember there are people who are sitting right next to you doing amazing things. These are people who were courageous enough to be selfless, creative, innovative, or just dared themselves to be different. Congratulations to the finalists for winning the first annual “She Inspires Me Awards”.

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YOUNG, BLACK & DEPRESSED

There’s a stigma that surrounds mental health in the Black community. We rarely speak of it and when we do its often in hushed whispers. We’re told to pray or suck it up or get over it. But no one ever tells their grandma to pray away her breast caner and not go see a doctor. No one tells their granddaddy to suck up his diabetes. No one yells for their mama to get over her sickle cell. So why in the hell am I expected to magically erase my depression? Yeah sis, we need to talk about it. It actually is that deep.

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