Hearing someone say, "All the crazy people just need to be locked away somewhere," was enough to keep my mouth shut. So instead, I learned that saying, "I'm just really busy and tired," was enough for most people to halt questions about my wellbeing.Read More
First comes love, then comes marriage... and sometimes... there's divorce.
Join special guest, Brittany Melton from Summerbrook Digital Agency as she shares her journey of healing from an abusive marriage. Learn how she used her artistry, faith, and therapy to cope with depression, PTSD, and regain a sense of her identity after divorce. Take a listen…Read More
I remember the day when one of my friends made the decision to stand up for me by telling his mom about my abuse. As a result, my adoptive mom called an emergency family meeting where they interrogated me as my grandfather sat directly across from me. They questioned why I never cried or screamed, as if that was the only way to prove the abuse I endured. When he denied it, everyone left... and I felt my stomach drop to the floor.Read More
But even with an amazing therapist… I still didn't feel "right." My heart would feel like it was going to burst, rendering me unable to catch my breath. Eventually, I lost interest in my studies and dropped out of school at age 15. I didn't care about anything, not school, my family, or my future. I didn't have anything or anyone to give me hope...until the birth of my daughter.Read More
Podcasts are growing in popularity and some are bold enough to tackle the taboo topic of mental health in marginalized communities. Take a listen to these 15 podcasts working to end the stigma in communities of color.Read More
After the highly publicized deaths of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain, there has been a shift to conversations on how to best support someone experiencing suicidal thoughts. In this episode, Davia discusses how to identify red flags, broach the topic of suicide, and build a network of resources. Take a listen.Read More