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T-Kea Blackman's posts


How Being Admitted Into The Psychiatric Unit Made Me Realize Self-Care Is Not Just About Manicures and Pedicures

In a fast-paced society, it is easy to fall victim to the hustle and bustle of life. On social media, we’re constantly seeing hashtags such as #grinding, #hustle and #teamnosleep, and so many of us wear them as a badge of honor.This used to be me until I found myself being forced out of my home by the police and into the psychiatric unit. What? Me? I never thought I’d end up...

Are You Living Your Best Life Or Best Lie?

I remember the days when I could not be on social media as I was in the worst depression of my life. It was shortly after I was released from the hospital due to my suicide attempt. Since I was in my darkest days, I could not bear seeing another pregnancy announcement or job promotion. I felt insecure and angry because everyone’s lives seemed to be moving. I felt so stagnant and...

5 Tips For Black Girl Bosses To Manage Their Mental Health

Simply put, black women are magical. We are trailblazing. Think of Patrisse Cullors, one the creators of the #BlackLivesMatter movement, Issa Rae, the writer and creator of Awkward Black Girl that became HBO’s hit show Insecure or Ursula Burns, former Xerox CEO and the first African-American woman to lead an S&P 500 company. We are the backbone of the black community....

5 Tips to help you manage your mental health during the holidays

The holidays should be a fun and exciting time, but for some people it creates sadness, stress and anxiety. Some people are out shopping for gifts, decorating their homes and spending time with family and friends. For others, they are often reminded of loved ones who passed away and dread the idea of spending another holiday season without that special someone. The various moving parts...