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substance abuse, and issues that impact the bi-racial community.  

Destiny's Child's Michelle Williams Thanks Fans for Support Amid Depression Battle

Do you think the stigma around depression still exists?

The First Step to Take When the Bottom Falls Out

Taking this advice will see you through many of life's challenges

Facebook cracks down on opioid dealers 

after years of neglect

The major social media platform has taken its first steps in preventing online opioid sales by removing keywords from its search engine. What other actions do you think would help block online drug distribution?

Taraji P. Henson Creates Foundation to Honor Her Late Father Who Battled Mental Health Issues

"In hopes of eradicating the stigma surrounding mental health in African-American communities, the actress just launched the Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation in honor of her late father. The organization will provide scholarships to African-American students majoring in mental health, offer mental health services to youth in urban schools and work to lower the recidivism rates of African-American men and women".

Out of the darkness: How Nathan Pickering Overcame Suicidal Thoughts, Substance Abuse

Pickering was transparent about his suicide attempt, nicotine and marijuana abuse in hopes of helping other. He is also a mental health advocate. The 6-foot-4 defensive tackle has committed to play for Mississipi State University and plans to continue his mission of ending the stigma 

about mental health

Lisa Marie Presley Gest Candid About Past Struggle with Drug Addiction: 'I Was Not Happy'

Presley attributes her recovery to her children; they were her purpose for turning her life around. What motivates you to make a lifestyle change? 

Personal stories drive home aim of 

opioid abuse campaign.

Devin Reaves shared his personal story in a video as part of Independence Blue Cross Foundation’s “Someone You Know” public awareness campaign to help others. "...even though they’re a big business they care and they put their money where their mouth is and I respect and appreciate that.” 

Their son killed himself. Now their employees’ mental health is their top concern.

This couple admitted that talking about their son's suicide helped them heal and they are paying it forward by investing in the lives of their employees.

Three ways to get people the mental-health care they need

Seek the help that you need! It's important to tell your doctor about ANY mental health issues you are experiencing. Health insurance plans are providing more coverage for mental-health care 

now than they ever have.

Necessary Conversations: The Church, Suicide, 

and Mental Health

What responsibilities do you think the church has with providing support for mental health and suicide prevention? 

Michael Douglas Discusses His Son's Battle With Drug Addiction and Imprisonment

If there's anything that I regret the most, it's the pain I caused my family. Can you identify with this type of guilt?

Black Celebs Suffering From Drug Addiction Deserve The Same Support as Demi Lovato

Do you think there's a difference in the way society treats black celebrities who struggle with drug addiction in comparison to white stars?