If you or a loved one is living with suicidal thoughts or behavior, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or go to www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org and click to chat. Words like “merry,” “joy,” and “peace” do not always come to mind, for many during this time of year. The holiday season can bring on feelings of … Read More

Trau – ma: A deeply distressing or disturbing experience; or a physical injury.  “A complex occurrence not fully understood without evaluating the mental, physical, historical, social and cultural aspects of the experience. Trauma does not discriminate; but how it is perceived and experienced is different for Black women.” –Dr. Lisa Newton Trauma is a human experience that does … Read More