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From Attempting Suicide to Feeling Full of Life: One Woman’s Story

From Attempting Suicide to Feeling Full of Life: One Woman’s Story

It would be better if I wasn’t alive. This is the text message T-Kea Blackman sent her friend after her suicide attempt. And it’s the word [...]
What It Means to Be a Mental Health Advocate—And How to Become One

What It Means to Be a Mental Health Advocate—And How to Become One

Over the years, the stigma surrounding mental illness has significantly decreased. One of the biggest reasons? Mental health advocates. These are the [...]
Evaluating Your Therapist Checklist

Evaluating Your Therapist Checklist

It can be helpful if you rely on yourself, at least in part, to make sure you are getting the best therapy possible. I believe that learning how to ad [...]
Are You Coping and Managing or Healing and Growing?

Are You Coping and Managing or Healing and Growing?

The most common question I’ve heard, in person and in emails or comments, is this: “I have these serious problems. How do I fix them?&rdqu [...]
Dear Depressed Black Women…I Understand

Dear Depressed Black Women…I Understand

My name is Laqwanda Roberts-Buckley. I am the Director of Outreach for the national office of a mental health non-profit, former therapist, a certifie [...]
Over 50 Questions to Help You Shift Your Perspective And Sincerely Support Yourself

Over 50 Questions to Help You Shift Your Perspective And Sincerely Support Yourself

Often the reason why we stay stuck or we feel helpless is because we’ve adopted an unsupportive perspective. Maybe your thinking is steeped in s [...]
Why Black History Month Matters To Psychotherapy

Why Black History Month Matters To Psychotherapy

What do you know about Black History Month? What do you know about Black History Month and psychotherapy? Considering that I am a multi-race individua [...]
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