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Gabrielle Union‘s post-traumatic stress disorder has been “on 10” for several months. The 47-year-old actress has revealed that the coronavirus pandemic and recent unrest in the U.S. have taken their toll on her mental health. She shared: “The combination of a pandemic and this racial reckoning, alongside being inundated with [images of] the brutalization of…

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G Herbo has delivered one of the strongest sophomore projects in recent time with PTSD. The so-called sophomore jinx does not appear to be an issue for the Chicago rapper. PTSD is the follow up to his 2017 offering Humble Beast. Herbo has come into his own. Lyrically Herbo maintains his street edge and it’s…

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On the brink of releasing his fifth studio album, G Herbo is noticeably calm and clearly focused. His look of determination and obvious self-assuredness suits him, as he steps into Alchemy Studios, greeting everyone in the room. That he is approachable is understandable given his recent success and accolades since the release of 2017’s Humble…

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Social media has become a platform where people can repeatedly view violent acts. The repetition of seeing violence can create stress. Rolling out spoke to Patrice N. Douglas, a licensed therapist, certified anger management specialist and certified parent-child interaction therapist, to describe the symptoms that indicate a person has moved beyond the grieving process and into a deep…

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According to a federal lawsuit filed this week, a Northwestern University sophomore killed herself due to the severe hazing she endured while pledging to become a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority in the fall of 2016. The suit, which was filed in U.S. District Court in Illinois, claims that Jordan Hankins killed herself in…

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PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) is a condition that develops in some people who have experienced a shocking, scary or life-threatening event. According to Nebraska.gov, an estimated 7.8 percent of Americans will experience PTSD at some point in their lives. Women are twice as likely as men to develop PTSD. Approximately five million Americans suffer from PTSD…

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Growing up in Altadena, California, Nahshon Anderson’s family was friends of Rodney Glen King, who was beaten by the LAPD in 1991. Anderson attended John Marshall Junior High School with actors Lark Voorhies, Tamala Jones and Jaleel White. One of her schoolmates was Tashauna Howard. Howard’s godfather was famed West Coast rapper Tupac Shakur. A chance meeting with…

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More and more women are tired of dead-end relationships. They have endured one toxic situation after another. They have taken chance after chance on love, only to end up with feelings of emptiness, hopelessness, and loneliness. It often leads to depression, which can lead to therapy and having to be medicated. Women who started off…

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  Michael Brown, the victim of a police shooting, will be laid to rest in Ferguson, Missouri, today. The Brown family has called for today to be a day of mourning and asked that no protests take place. Dignitaries from across the country are coming, including three White House aides. In addition to political figures,…

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There’s research suggesting that those living in violence stricken communities are more likely to experience traumatic stress. Cendrine Robinson, a clinical psychology student at Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, recently published an article, “Dream & Nightmares: What Hip-Hop Can Teach Us About Black Youth,” in the American Psychological Association’s newsletter, In the Public Interest.…

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The names of seven out of the 12 people killed in the Navy Yard shooting in Washington, D.C. on Monday, Sep. 16, 2013 have been released. Michael Arnold, 59. Sylvia Frasier, 53. Kathy Gaarde, 62. John Roger Johnson, 73. Frank Kohler, 50. Bernard Proctor, 46. Vishnu Pandit, 61. The FBI identified the shooter: 34-year-old Aaron…

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Over the years, I have met thousands of men and women who have experienced traumatic situations that have turned their lives upside down. From the woman who struggles to erase the memories of repeated childhood sexual assault to the war vet who can’t stop reliving the trauma of combat and the mother who continues replaying…

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