The Shocking Way Trauma Affects your Life

Photo by Luis Galvez on Unsplash Even though May was Mental Health Awareness month, it should be practiced daily, from within! And in this post, I wanted to highlight the importance of complex trauma. The dictionary describes trauma as a deeply distressing or disturbed experience. Complex trauma is when you have multiple trauma experiences. It’s…

Dating Advice from an Old Timer

Photo by Kory Williams on Unsplash H.E.R. Crisis Guest Blogger: Melissa Webb | Instagram: @mwebb_lpc My dad was my go to person for dating advice.  He was a smart, wise and took care of my mom for over 30 years, so he had some valuable experience under his belt (my mom isn’t the easy to…

Spring Cleaning: Clean up your space, your mentality, and your life!

H.E.R. Crisis Guest Blogger: Melissa Webb | Instagram: @mwebb_lpc Spring is almost here and I’m gearing up for spring cleaning. Not only am I going to finally unpack from moving-in, back in December (don’t judge me), but I’m also going to clean up my mind and my life. Spring, for me, is a renewal period. Finally…

MANAGING YOUR MENTAL HEALTH IN TRUMP’S AMERICA

Artwork Cred: Universoul- Keith O’Keith Yeah, I said it. It’s Trump’s America, whether we want to accept this reality or not. He may not represent you individually or your beliefs, but he’s the man with the nuclear codes. Many of us may not accept him as our president but denying his title doesn’t take away…

Don’t Forget to Enjoy the Sunlight After a Storm

Sometimes when things get good, after being bad for such a long time, I’m unable to admit when things are actually fine. It’s like my mind has already started planning for the next storm, knowing that it could come any day, and it won’t let me live in the reality that everything IS okay. My mind won’t…

“Black Folk Don’t Get Therapy”…But Why Not?

Photo Cred: Norman Rockwell, “The Problem We All Live With” As a Clinical Therapist, people are always asking advice about loved ones who are suffering. Their behavior is off. They’re still struggling with their grief. The list goes on. When I suggest a mental health evaluation or seeking out help, inevitably, I’m met with opposition….