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October 12, 2018

October is Emotional Intelligence and Emotional Wellness month. For this second blog in October we will continue to unravel emotional intelligence in this blog but for this week we're scoping politics. Specifically, how we can use emotional intelligence while picking a side. Do I need to say it? White women cut their faces to spite their noses under the Trump Administration in hopes to get ahead of other Women of Color. 53% of White women chose to vote for Trump with their pussyhats, Chai Te...

September 28, 2018

I know the title is shocking and thought provoking so let’s go right into it no holds barred. Suicide is the act of self murder, self harm to the point of no turning back. We are told by society that suicide is wrong, it’s NEVER the answer under no circumstances. However, what if it was? What if we could opt out of life not due to medical assistance because of a painfully terminal illnesses but because we wanted to. What if suicide was at the tips of our fingers with no societal guilt, would we...

September 21, 2018

Before you start coming up with 101 reasons why you don’t need therapy or typecasting clients who go to therapy as crazy or Caucasian, just know that on average people will experience one major crisis in their lifetime. Let's be preventative concerning the impending crisis that can be triggered by numerous factors like stress, relationships, income etc by going to therapy. Most insurances will cover mental health care, some in totality and others require a copay. So what's the hold up?...

September 14, 2018

September is Suicide Awareness Month as well as Self-care month. For this blog we’ll be getting into what makes a person suicidal and if Suicide is really the answer. Make sure to subscribe to VIEISME to receive notifications on new blogs every week and if you like what you read, please share it on all social media platforms. Now let’s begin, suicide is never the answer but that doesn’t make the pain stop hurting.  As someone who has battled depression and suicidal thoughts since childhood, I K...

June 10, 2018

We’ve made it to the twenty-first blog of the year. June is Gay Pride Month as well as Caribbean Heritage Month. For the month of June we’ll be focusing on both of these topics. The first blog to kickstart pride month will analyze all this talk surrounding Black bisexual men influencing Black women’s dating options. Twitter imploded on itself when I stated “Bisexual Black Men Have A 50/50 Chance Of Passing HIV to Black Women” from the CDC based on a YouTube video I watched three days ago by popu...

June 2, 2018

May is mental health awareness month. We have made it to the twentieth blog of this year and we are discussing the nine steps to mental health & wellness. Read the basic changes you can make to your daily routines to improve your life and mental health below.  1. You Are Worthy: You aren’t like everyone else and there is no need to compare. Just because you are battling mental illness doesn’t mean you are less valuable or less whole. You deserve the same regarding health, wealth, love and balan...

May 28, 2018

May is mental health awareness month. We have made it to the nineteenth blog of this year and we are discussing the link between poverty and mental health. Read how one affects the other below. When you have a mental illness, it’s a chronic illness meaning treatment or medication will assist with making living with the illness easier but there is no cure. But what if you’re dealing with another life stressing problem like poverty. Poverty is a restriction on upward mobility that negatively effec...

May 19, 2018

May is mental health awareness month. We have made it to the eighteenth blog of this year and we are discussing the truth of depression on a Black woman. Does faking it to make it our ultimate detriment? Find out below. Depression is a disorder thatis defined as an extreme despondency and dejection. Depression looks different on every person due to our experiences and how we are effected by the environments we were raised in. For Black women depression often looks like ‘fake it until you make it...

May 14, 2018

May is mental health awareness month. We have made it to the seventeeth blog of this year and we are getting into the depthness of why we as Black people avoid the topic of mental health. Is it because Black people are too strong for a disorder or is it because we fear being diagnosed means weakness? Let's find out below. Fear of Being Labeled Weak In the Black Community being called weak is enough to throw them blows. For those of you who are Urbanly-challenged, throw them blows means get...

February 27, 2018

Last Saturday (February 17th) I had the great opportunity to host Inspiration For Tomorrow Inc's Teen Dating Awareness Program. Inspiration For Tomrrow Inc is a Haitian-American nonprofit organization that focuses on domestic violence issues. February is Teen Dating Awareness Month and the premise of Teen Dating Awareness Month is to educate the public about violenece with adolescents.

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