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Megan Thee Stallion Launches Website for Mental Health Resources

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*Megan Thee Stallion has launched the Bad Girls Have Bad Days Too website which provides mental health resources.  The site offers links for free therapy, crisis hotlines, and professional groups that offer therapy for the Black community, as well as the LGBTQ Psychotherapist of Color Directory, Complex reports.  In a message shared with fans on […]

BHERC Closes Weekend Film Fest with Panel on Black Mental Health & More

*The Black Hollywood Education Resource Center will present its first Health Matters Film Block. This year’s films will help reimage therapeutic treatments and models of mental health care to determine ways that we can adequately address the complex challenges of mental illness, which accounts for approximately one-third of mental illness globally. Since the COVID-19 pandemic, we […]

How to Beat Swimsuit Season Anxiety

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*Since January we’ve been bombarded with ads urging us to slim down and “get your body in shape by summer.” “Lose weight by Memorial Day.” While some women manage to meet their weight loss goals in time to feel confident in their swimsuits, the majority of us don’t. While we can disguise unwanted pounds in […]

California’s New CARE Court is Justice Option for People Addicted, Mentally Ill

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*Over the last two months, Gov. Gavin Newsom has met with some of the state’s counties to promote CARE Court. CARE Court – the acronym stands for Community, Assistance, Recovery and Empowerment – is a mental health framework the state created to help people who are suffering from mental illness and Substance Use Disorder by […]

Tamar Braxton Unpacks Mental Health Battle, Shares Encouraging Message [VIDEO]

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*Singer/songwriter Tamar Braxton is speaking out about mental health and sharing encouraging words with people who have “gone through a mental illness situation.” In an Instagram video captioned: “Ima take this down later. Cause some of y’all man….smh,” Braxton addresses some of the challenges she’s facing amid her own mental health struggles. In the 7-minute clip, […]

Will Smith Reveals He Once ‘Considered Suicide’ (Watch)

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*In the first trailer for his six-part YouTube docuseries, “Best Shape of My Life,” Will Smith doesn’t just talk about his physical health. The 53-year-old box office titan documents his journey to lose 20 pounds in 20 weeks while working on his upcoming memoir, Will, which he says gave him a rare opportunity to also […]

Housing Status Influenced Mental Health Issues During Pandemic: Study

*WASHINGTON — In terms of mental health, apartment-dwelling Americans, especially those living alone, might have suffered more mental health problems during the Covid-19 pandemic than those living with their families in the suburbs, reveals the findings of new research from the University of Georgia. The study published in the journal “International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health” reveals that individuals […]

Lil Wayne Opens Up About Childhood Suicide Attempt [WATCH]

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*Lil Wayne has opened up about his mental health issues and attempted suicide when he was a kid. In a new interview with Emmanuel Acho on his Uncomfortable Conversations series, the hip-hop star gets candid about wanting to take his own life when he was 12. As reported by Complex, he was going to use […]

Video: Naomi Osaka in Tears After Reporter’s ‘Aggressive’ Question in Cincinnati

*Naomi Osaka broke down at her first press conference since pulling out of the French Open over mental health issues, a move that followed her controversial decision to forgo press conferences at the event. During Monday’s Zoom presser ahead of her appearance at the Western & Southern Open in Ohio, Osaka took several questions without […]

Beyoncé Talks Dieting, Mental Health Care and Struggling with Insomnia

*Beyoncé shares her struggles with insomnia, dieting, and the importance of mental and physical health for Harper’s Bazaar’s September 2021 issue.  “I think like many women, I have felt the pressure of being the backbone of my family and my company and didn’t realize how much that takes a toll on my mental and physical […]

Michelle Williams Gets Candid About Battle with Depression [VIDEO]

*Michelle Williams appeared on “Good Morning America” Thursday morning to promote her new book and she also opened up about her mental health journey.  The 41-year-old singer, best known as a member of Destiny’s Child, spoke candidly about how she wasn’t officially diagnosed with depression until later in life. When GMA co-host Robin Roberts asked […]