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Suicide in the African American Community

October 14, 2020

Suicide in the African American Community By: Yvette Smothers Louisiana ranks 30th for suicide death rates among the 15-24-year-old age group- or 15.2 percent according to the American Association for Suicidology. According to WebMD, in the United States, suicide death rates among African American females aged 13 to 19 rose 182% between 2001 and 2017, more »

 
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Am I Mexicana Enough?

July 23, 2020

Am I Mexicana enough? As my broken Spanish tries so hard to form a fluid sentence that flows like a steady stream Am I mexicana enough? As my wavy hair tries to curl itself into tight beautiful ringlets that bounce when I walk Am I mexicana enough? As my fair skin that once tanned under more »

 
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MANAGING STRESS OVER THE HOLIDAYS

December 17, 2019

For many, the holidays represent parties, family gatherings, and social activities. But for those of us with lived experience and mental health challenges, the holiday season can be stressful and unfulfilling. Seasonal Affective Disorder (S.A.D), is a very real form of depression that accompanies changes in seasons and is manifested by chemical shifts in the more »

 
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