Tag Archives: Stigma

Shame & Its Connection to the Stigma

As I was recovering from my second major bout of depression, I was introduced to Brene Brown’s well-known TedTalk on shame. It didn’t really make a lot of sense to me at the time. However, looking back on my two bouts of major depression and their lengthy recoveries, it is clear that I had a… Read More »

Courage in the Face of Stigma

When I speak in public about my family’s experience with addiction, mental illness, and my son, Timothy’s death by overdose, there are some who say I’m brave to speak so openly. Some are also concerned others will judge me as a bad parent or believe Timothy was “just a junkie who got what he deserved.”… Read More »

(WATCH) #NoMoreShame: Charlamagne Tha God and theGrio’s Natasha Alford talk ending stigma around mental health issues in the Black community

In an honest and unfiltered interview at theGrio‘s studios in New York City, radio host Charlamagne The God and Deputy Editor, Natasha S. Alford, unpacked the stigma around mental health in the Black community and how to overcome feelings of depression and isolation. While there’s been a more recent cultural shift to be open about… Read More »

I Write to Fight Mental Health Stigma

— I don’t know what I was expecting when I started this website, Nerve10.com, at the end of July 2017. I wanted it to be an outlet. I wanted to publish meaningful, easy-to-read mental health content— and I was having a hard time finding that kind of content on the Internet. I gave a presentation… Read More »