Regina King and Ian Alexandder Jr.

Regina King Loses Her Son to Suicide: What It Means for Us Black Moms

By Valerie Cordero, Co-Executive Director, Families for Depression Awareness Photo: Ian Alexander, Jr. and mom,…

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Simone Biles Proves the Importance of Mental Health

Early last week, the most decorated American gymnast, Simone Biles, pulled out of both the…

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Unique Challenges for Black Individuals with Mental Health Conditions

By Khristine Heflin, LCSW-C According to a 2018 survey by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration…

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Finding a New Life After Postpartum Depression: LaTonya’s Family Story

LaTonya, shortly after giving birth to baby Darrin LaTonya was induced at 39 weeks. “Once…

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FamilyAwareTeens Instagram Links

Learn how teens and young adults can get involved! How to Talk to Your Parents…

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End Systemic Racism.

For Black Mental Health, We Must Dismantle Racism

Our hearts are broken as we mourn the recent deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery,…

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Catava felt very different from others growing up with dark, negative thoughts and overreacting to…

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Candles lit in memorial.

Dealing With Suicide Grief

Learning to Process Suicide Grief This post is about a difficult topic: suicide grief. Shana…

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Depression has been part of my family for most of my life. I lost both…

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Terrie grew up in Mount Vernon, NY, with her parents and her younger sister. “Growing…

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An artistic and outgoing child, Allyson recalls that she was about 13 years old when…

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