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Ourselves Black chatted with Jamie Broadnax, founder of    Black Girl Nerds   , for our series exploring how social media influencers protect their mental health. Since 2012, Black Girl Nerds has been an online community that recognizes and celebrates “the concept of Black women as geeky-dorky beings,” and aims to bring visibility to black girl nerds.

Ourselves Black chatted with Jamie Broadnax, founder of Black Girl Nerds, for our series exploring how social media influencers protect their mental health. Since 2012, Black Girl Nerds has been an online community that recognizes and celebrates “the concept of Black women as geeky-dorky beings,” and aims to bring visibility to black girl nerds.

Intersectional erasures are not exclusive to black women. People of color within LGBTQ movements; girls of color in the fight against the school-to-prison pipeline; women within immigration movements; trans women within feminist movements; and people with disabilities fighting police abuse — all face vulnerabilities that reflect the intersections of racism, sexism, class oppression, transphobia, ableism and more.

Intersectional erasures are not exclusive to black women. People of color within LGBTQ movements; girls of color in the fight against the school-to-prison pipeline; women within immigration movements; trans women within feminist movements; and people with disabilities fighting police abuse — all face vulnerabilities that reflect the intersections of racism, sexism, class oppression, transphobia, ableism and more.

After being in a day psychiatric hospital setting for a little more than two months, I resumed my life on August 9, 2018. It was better for me this time when I went in because this time, unlike before, I was not out of reality or extremely paranoid. I was “just” suicidal and extremely depressed.

After being in a day psychiatric hospital setting for a little more than two months, I resumed my life on August 9, 2018. It was better for me this time when I went in because this time, unlike before, I was not out of reality or extremely paranoid. I was “just” suicidal and extremely depressed.

“It’s Pretty Hard For Me To Function As A Normal Human Being All The Time”: A Candid Conversation With STLNDRMS About Balance, Creative Highs And Lows, And Avoiding Social Isolation.

“It’s Pretty Hard For Me To Function As A Normal Human Being All The Time”: A Candid Conversation With STLNDRMS About Balance, Creative Highs And Lows, And Avoiding Social Isolation.


 

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Here you will find information about mental health promotion and positive coping as well as resources related to mental illness and treatment. We strive to provide you with relevant, current, and engaging mental health content and stories specifically routed in communities of color.

 
 

“Mental health is a state of well-being in which every individual realizes his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his community.”

— The World Health Organization

 
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