Mental Health

November 23, 2018

For about two hours we painted, conversed and shared our experiences overcoming trauma and our feelings and thoughts about what we were painting or what other people are painting. Each person got lost in what they were painting and the focus wasn’t on what the painting looked like or the outcome of the painting. The process had us lost in our feelings, thoughts and desires; letting it all splash out onto the canvas to eventually reach a destination of completion.

October 19, 2018

October is Emotional Wellness month. In this blog we will be discussing relationships and knowing when it’s time to exit. We will be using four examples of public relationships that caused one partner significant hurt that she could have avoided if she left earlier. First is Ariana Grande, the pop princess of today. Ariana has had public relationships in the media since hanging up her Disney days. Her second major relationship was Mac Miller, a rapper. Mac Miller was known for his rapping appeal...

October 5, 2018

Emotional intelligence in a nutshell is having the mental ability to evaluate if a situation is worth your energy to invest in. Meaning, you have the ability to see fuckery/trolling/attention whoring/negativity etc and call it out for what it is and/or reject the pressure (usually by way of peers/family/media) to get involved (usually byway of arguing, writing, sharing etc about the situation). A perfect example of this is the antagonist Kanye, Ye, Yeezeus, Kanyezeey, Yezeey, Yandhi or whatever...

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 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...

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