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Monday, September 29, 2014

Evidence Depression Isn't Just 'All In Your Head'

*Huffington Post Article by Lindsay Holmes* 

Depression touches people differently, making dealing with the condition more of a personal experience than a universal one. Some describe the illness as a dark cloud, while others liken it to being trapped in an empty space.

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Saturday, September 27, 2014

8 Tips for Dealing With Mental Health Stigma in Today's Society

*Huffington Post Article by Stan Popovich*

Do you struggle with your mental health and have a difficult time in getting your friends and family to be understanding? In some cases your friends and relatives might give you a hard time regarding your mental health struggles. Here eight suggestions on how to deal with mental health stigma from your peers.

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Mental health matters to academic success

*Article by  Lauren Kaze*

Everyone wants children to be physically and mentally healthy and to experience academic success. Many times, academic achievement often depends on the barriers students face and the resources put in place to assist them with overcoming those barriers.

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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Join No More Martyrs at the Out of the Darkness Suicide Prevent Walks!

The Out of the Darkness Community Walks are 3-5 mile walks taking place in over 300 communities across the country this year, with the proceeds benefiting the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP).

Join an Alabama No More Martyrs team for a Suicide Prevention Walk!

To walk with us in Tuscaloosa, AL on Sunday, October 12th, please visit

To walk with us in Birmingham, AL on Sunday, November 2nd, please visit

These are free events but donations are encouraged. All donations are tax deductible and go directly to support the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (

No More Martyrs is a campaign focused on Black women with mental health concerns. For more information about No More Martyrs, please visit and

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Special Presentation by Dr. Nadia Richardson!

In recognition of World Suicide Prevention Day, Dr. Nadia Richardson, Founder of Valenrich Wellness and the No More Martyrs mental health awareness campaign, presented a special workshop at the historic Ballard House in Birmingham, Alabama.  The workshop focused on the mental health in Black women as well as the myth of the strong Black woman.