Hawks executive Andrea Carter discusses mental health

The high-flying Atlanta Hawks are more than a basketball team in the NBA. They are also known for hosting events and programs which brings awareness to the community. May is Mental Health Awareness Month. During this month, the Hawks hosted a much anticipated event with Silence the Shame, Inc., which is a mental awareness non-profit […]

Silence the Shame and the Hawks empower youth during mental wellness event

Countless numbers of Americans cope with some form of mental maladies on a daily basis. Additionally, millions of young people contend with the reality of living silently with an array of mental conditions. And all too often people hide the emotional pain caused by mental health issues rather than suffer the stigma associated with having […]

Tougaloo alumna Dr. Washington says HBCU professors cultivate in a special way

Dr. Latonya Washington is the president of the Bluff City Medical Society, which is an organization for physicians of color in Memphis, Tennessee a subsidiary of the National Medical Association. Dr. Washington attended Tougaloo College in Mississippi where she received a bachelor of science and received her master’s and doctorate of medicine at the University […]

Taraji P. Henson launches mental health program to help Black children

In conjunction with Mental Health Awareness Month, actress Taraji P. Henson has launched a campaign to help Black students deal with mental health struggles and racial bias at school. The Hidden Figures star told People that she developed The Unspoken Curriculum to help Black students recognize signs of trauma and give them the tools to […]

Big Sean and his mom to release wellness videos on mental health

Big Sean has been an outspoken advocate for mental health awareness for years and has now launched a wellness video series with his mother Myra Anderson to tackle the issue even further. The series is presented by The Sean Anderson Foundation (Big Sean’s real name) which will release a new episode every Saturday in May […]

Minority Mental Health Awareness Month: Stars who’ve shared their struggle

Mental illness affects one in five adults and one in 10 children in America, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). It does not discriminate based on race, color, gender, identity or even social status. In fact, each day many are faced with the hard reality of living with a mental […]

NFL legend encourages men to talk to each other, avoid isolation

Proclaiming May 2016 as National Mental Health Awareness Month, President Barrack Obama said, “During National Mental Health Awareness Month, we recognize those Americans who live with mental illness and substance use disorders, and we pledge solidarity with their families who need our support as well. Let us strive to ensure people living with mental health […]