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Check on Your Strong Friends

2022 came in so disrespectful.

I mean -- she really didn't learn any lessons from her sister-years, 2020 and 2021, and it's effecting our mental health. The effects of an ongoing pandemic, racism and its

cousin-isms, economic uncertainty...I mean it's too much, ya'll.

If 2022 has Black women feeling some kind of way, then imagine what our Black girls are going through. They feel and absorb the stress in their homes, at school, and in their communities, magnified by the social media pressure of #connectionculture. An alarming rise of suicide rates among young Black girls has emerged during the coronavirus pandemic. Just today, the world lost former Miss USA, Cheslie Kryst, to suicide.

As we move into a new month, I'm encouraging everyone to prioritize their mental health. RE-connect and check in on your strong friends and the loved ones who value you. We all we got.

Find ways to indulge in self-care -- journal, meditate, pray...better yet, let's normalize going to therapy. Below are tons of resources available to help us get through this tough time.

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