Hip-Hop, Mental Health and the Shame of Silence

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Record exec Shanti Das’ non-profit, ‘Silence the Shame‘ partners with Jermaine Dupri, Kwamé, DJ Trauma and more to Raise Awareness about Mental Health. As this country enters into her third month of quarantine, many people are suffering from isolation, fear, and depression. To be quite honest, professionals have noted that even before the pandemic, Americans […]

Former NFL Wide Receiver Steve Smith Sr. Opens Up About Dealing With Depression

Former NFL Wide Receiver Steve Smith Sr. Opens Up About Dealing With Depression

Former Carolina Panthers and Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith Sr. opened up about his struggles with depression during his playing days in an essay for on Tuesday. Smith released a piece through today titled, “My Personal Battle With Depression,” in which he details his own struggles and offers advice to those who are going through similar situations. Despite making […]

Brian Dawkins Reveals He Contemplated Suicide During His NFL Career

Brian Dawkins Reveals He Contemplated Suicide During his NFL Career

As the 2018 Hall of Fame ceremony draws closer, Soon to be inductee Brian Dawkins gave a revealing interview to NBC Sports. The legendary Philadelphia Eagles Safety told NBC Sports that he’s been dealing with depression the entire length of his 16-year career. Dawkins says that a combination of on-field pressures, being a newlywed with […]

Michelle Williams Reveals She Was Suicidal In Destiny’s Child

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No matter your class or status, depression is real and Michelle Williams is brave enough to tell her story. In her 20s, Michelle Williams lived a life most of us could only dream of: touring the world with her bandmates, Beyoncé Knowles and Kelly Rowland, as one-third of Destiny’s Child. But even with all of […]

Hood Health 101: Suicidal Thoughts: Depression is Real

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This weekend, a child who attends one of the local high schools in my city commit suicide. It was hard news to hear. Some of her friends and people who knew her said that they would have never expected that from her because she didn’t show any signs of depression; at least from what they […]