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Interview with Wizdom Powell Hammond

Posted by on Jul 21, 2014 in Monica's Blog, The Beautiful Mind Blog | 0 comments

Interview with Wizdom Powell Hammond

This Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, I’m interviewing Dr. Wizdom Powell Hammond, Assistant Professor of Health Behavior, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  I met Wizdom years ago at a conference. We quickly realized that we had several friends in common, and we starting chatting about work in the academy and community.  As I’ve dared to share more about my health experiences, I’ve reveled in watching Wizdom’s star rise in her important and diligent work in public health....

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NOT ALONE comes to Indianapolis July 13

Posted by on Jul 7, 2014 in Monica's Blog, The Beautiful Mind Blog | 0 comments

NOT ALONE comes to Indianapolis July 13

Indianapolis, here I come! I’ll be in Indianapolis on Sunday July 13! Psychologist and mind-body healer Kimberly Martin is hosting me for a reading and signing of NOT ALONE.  It’s free and open to the public.  If you are in town, or even nearby, I hope you can come out!  More info here. Sunday, July 13, 2014 4:00 – 6:00 pm     I’ll be reading from my book, NOT ALONE: Reflections on Faith and Depression – a 40 Day Devotional. In NOT ALONE, I speak from the heart as minister, woman, friend, professional, and...

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4 Black Church Resources That Can Help People Living with Depression

Posted by on Jul 2, 2014 in Monica's Blog, The Beautiful Mind Blog | 0 comments

4 Black Church Resources That Can Help People Living with Depression

Most churches could do a lot more to support people who live with mental illnesses. Many Christian teachings link health, wealth and faith in ways that can make anyone having a bad day feel like God has abandoned them. This feels all the more injurious to someone living with a mental-health challenge. This becomes particularly acute in African-American communities. For emotional support, African Americans tend to rely on family and social and religious communities rather than healthcare professionals. In addition, the National Alliance on...

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Life Support

Posted by on May 22, 2014 in Monica's Blog, The Beautiful Mind Blog | 0 comments

Life Support

As I came to accept that depression would be a part of life, I started to read about strategies for living successfully with depression. I connected with various advocacy organizations like the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), Depression Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA), Mental Health America (MHA).  I read the latest data and research – most of which I find in the fabulous magazines bphope and esperanza. And I developed a support team. Everything I read said that people who live with depressive conditions should have a support...

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Virtual Book Tour with NOT ALONE

Posted by on Feb 27, 2014 in Monica's Blog, The Beautiful Mind Blog | 0 comments

Virtual Book Tour with NOT ALONE

I’m going on Tour! A virtual book tour that is! Come join me as I stop by the following blogs talking about my book Not Alone, faith and depression. All before Ash Wednesday – to get ready for Lent and reading through Not Alone.         Thursday, February 27, 2014 Rhetoric, Race and Religion The Role of Spirituals in Living Faithfully with Depression Friday, February 28, 2014 Urban Faith Isn’t Lent Depressing? Monday, March 3, 2014 Jesus, Jazz and Buddhism How Process Theology Gives Faith to My...

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