As a physician and psychiatrist, I have overcome many barriers to pursue my calling as a healer. Still as a Black American, I cannot overcome—for myself and for others—the systemic biases embedded in our society. Right now, these widely accepted inequities inspire peaceful protests and ignite opportunities for destruction. Right now, the later diverts our […]

Blog, Mental Health Blog

June 2, 2020

I have never known peace in American society

One of my earliest memories involves prayer. When I was four, my grandmother woke me late one night and took me to our porch. We saw the stars sparkle in the sky. She asked to me kneel and look up into the sky. Then, she talked to me about God and Jesus. She taught me […]

COVID-19, Mental Health Blog

May 2, 2020

Spirituality and prayer support mental health in the time of COVID-19

As we work together as a society to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, many of us will find ourselves spending time at home alone. It is vital during these stressful times to take proactive steps to remain connected and maintain positive mental health. Social distancing does not promote social isolation. Consider a few ways to practice self-care while […]

COVID-19, Mental Health Blog

April 11, 2020

How to stay connected while observing social distancing

Constant newsfeeds  and escalating restrictions about COVID-19 fuels concern. While taking action to prevent the spread of this virus, we also need to take care of our personal physical and mental health. Here are five easy ways I am taking care of myself during this time of social distancing. I encourage you to consider them […]

COVID-19, Mental Health Blog

April 11, 2020

A handful of tips to care for your body and mind during the COVID-19 social distancing

Social distancing creates hurdles for families with children. In addition to fears about COVID-19, a big question for many parents is, “What are we going to do all day?” Children can become restless when kept at home for extended periods, other experience depression or anxiety. Here are some suggestions about ways to not only keep […]

COVID-19, Mental Health Blog

April 11, 2020

10 Kids’ activities to promote positive mental health in the time of COVID-19

With children home from school, they may be exposed to a stream of frightening headlines about COVID-19. They also may be confused or disappointed about postponing a variety of activities, vacations and special occasions. Parents worry about children becoming anxious or depressed during the COVID-19 pandemic. To help children cope, there are positive steps—parents along […]

Mental Health Blog

March 20, 2020

Six ways to encourage positive mental health for kids during the time of COVID-19

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