Mental Illness

Six reasons why it's important for Black women to meditate

Six reasons why it's important for Black women to meditate

Meditation is something that’s on the rise within wellness groups for people of color. As Black people, we endure far too much to not take our health seriously and make it a priority. By focusing on the power of meditation, you can take you mental, emotional and physical health to the next level.

5 mental health blogs created for people of color

5 mental health blogs created for people of color

Mental illness is nothing to be taken lightly, especially in the African-American community where it’s so often looked over. It’s the job of everyone to be an advocate for mental health, since it affects us all and there are many who cannot advocate for themselves. Whether you suffer from mental health issues or not, it’s important to watch out for signs and symptoms of common diseases.

Nyla Smith on achieving success against all odds

Nyla Smith on achieving success against all odds

Being just a sophomore in high school, life completely changed for Nylas as she knew it on an everyday basis. Her illness changed her entire life, and made it very difficult to be a student and maintain her nonprofit - the Hustle Hard Campaign. At one, point she was told to consider being home-schooled because her condition was so severe. In addition to her physical illness, Nyla found herself battling anxiety and depression as a teenager, and even making big changes to her diet. Despite all she’s been through Nyla continued to push through the pain and became the strong, resilient woman she is today.