In the African American community, we turn to our faith often to solve problems. Praying is beneficial, but there are times we need more help. Our faith communities can support and provide direction but can not substitute for proper mental health care.
All of the above causes anxiety and distress. I feel not wanted in a country built on the backs and blood of my ancestors. I maintain my health by attending yearly physicals and listening to my physician. However, I am st…
…f it comes up, or if there’s an opportunity to add value to a conversation by bringing it up, I do. My belief is that to lift the stigma that surrounds Bipolar, it’s important to talk about it in a normal way, just like I would with any other medical condition. If it’s not affecting my work, my employer doesn’t need to be formally consulted.
… about your life lessons counts as an act of generosity, as does helping your neighbor rake leaves. When you do kind things for other people, you make a dent in the world. You see yourself as a gift to the others; someone put here to make the world a better place for other folks.