Morning Self Check In- I/2

Self-care comes in a variety of forms. From eating well balanced meals to setting boundaries with loved ones. Self care for me consist of a variety of small acts that assist with improving my quality of life and wellness on a daily basis. One set of acts I engage in make up the first half [...]

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4 Things I learned in my early 20’s

1. Gaining More Tools In My Toolbox My temperament and attitude were things I thought were inherent and innate. I was confident that the personality traits I developed as an adolescent were the ones that would carry me throughout my life course. Boy was I wrong! As I am evolving into a focused, goal oriented, [...]

Youth Mental Health First Aid Bill

Senator Jesse Hamilton services the 20th District in Brooklyn (Brownsville, Crown Heights, East Flatbush, Gowanus, Park Slope, Prospect Heights, Prospect Lefferts Gardens, South Slope, and Sunset Park.) and in January 2016 I was invited to the Albany Press Conference which launched his Mental Health First Aid Bill. This Bill will provide teachers in the Department [...]

Question Of The Week

Question: What two personal accomplishments fill you with the greatest sense of pride? Answer: 1. Graduating College- The moment I finished walking across the stage I suddenly became overwhelmed with emotion. " I really did it" was the only thing I could think as tears slid down my cheeks. I began to have flashbacks of [...]

“No Different Than You” Video Screening

Stigma plagues all communities, and in my attempts to reduce that stigma the youth and I created a video for Children's Mental Health Awareness Month (May). With support and help from BRIC Arts Media, we were able to put together this dynamic film  where the youth were able to share their experience about their mental health journey. Developing this video [...]

Kidney Fundraiser 2014

In 2014 I decided that my 2nd fundraiser was going to be bigger than the first. My goal for this fundraiser was to promote more kidney awareness through a fun and educational form. "What's something that would draw a crowd for a good cause and also educate them at the same time?" Happy Hour• Raffle Prizes • [...]