Gboogie talks to Ray Kincaid about Artistic Depression

I was recently introduced to the music of hip-hop artist Ray Kincaid and he’s definitely dope. Some of his music is sprinkled with a distinct 90’s vibe (my favorite era) and his love for music and the creative process shines through on his newest effort. Touching on the often taboo and misunderstood subject of depression…

Transformation Tuesday: I’m a Mountain Mover

For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith. – Mark 11:23 KJV Do you…

Mental Health Awareness Month

The month of May has been deemed Mental Health Awareness Month. In the Presidential Proclamation, signed on April 28, 2016, President Obama stated “nearly 44 million American adults, and millions of children, experience mental health conditions each year, including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and post-traumatic stress.” Countless efforts are underway to increase public and…

A Reflection of Me

Life has a way of bringing events full circle. I recently attended an Authors Row event where I shared my journey about anxiety and depression. As I began to speak about the signs and symptoms, a beautiful lady in her forties began to come alive. Her eyes widened with anticipation as she sat up in…

Breaking Down the Barriers of Anxiety Disorder and Depression

Everyone has a role to play when it comes to mental illness. It takes a village to raise a child but it also takes a village to nurture that child back to health. During a recent conversation with host Miyume of Epiphany radio show, she provided a profound illustration on anxiety and depression. She shared that…

SOS: Signs of Suicidal Behavior

The recent events of Kehlani’s suicidal attempt has plagued the music industry and its fans. Many are questioning why someone at the pinnacle of their career would want to end it all. Fame and fortune has masked the underbelly of depression and suicide. Recognizing the signs of suicide can lead to countering this vicious cycle and…

7 Quick Tips to Combat Depression

  “In my deepest, darkest moments, what really got me through was a prayer. Sometimes my prayer was ‘Help me.’ Sometimes a prayer was ‘Thank you.’ What I’ve discovered is that intimate connection and communication with my creator will always get me through because I know my support, my help, is just a prayer away.”…

Sink or Swim?

Do you know how to swim? When I was a child, I can remember running into my great grandparent’s pond to try to avoid a spanking. My oldest sister was charged with the responsibility of catching me. She was bigger and much quicker than I was at the time. Once caught, I knew she would…