Dr. Nichelle M. Wall

As a therapist I consider myself to be a part of my clients' support systems. Therapy is the bridge between your dysfunctional self and your healthy self. It is a journey to reconcile those two parts and it is often met with fear, ridicule, and a lack of understanding. Unfortunately, our community has been conditioned to not reach out for help, follow the trope of "being strong", and suffering in silence. Therapy is a tool to be used to better yourself.

Some look at utilizing therapy as weakness, but it actually shows strength to realize that dealing with certain things needs an expert. We go to the dentist, eye doctor, and many other appointments without thinking twice. It is time to normalize mental health care and reap the benefits of going.

If you are looking for a therapist (see links below), I recommend using Psychology Today or similar website that will allow you to choose a therapist based off of your needs (i.e. insurance, therapist's specialties, etc.). I can be reached at Balance Beacon in Bedford, Texas. I specialize in sex therapy, mood disorders, relationships, women and race related issues, and LGBTQ+ related.


Erica "Muscle Whisperer" Lambert

I am a medical massage practitioner and holistic healer. I use an intuitive and empathic approach to massage. This allows me to listen to the body and address the issues that it presents in a pattern of healing. If we give the body what it needs, it will begin to align and heal itself. Why medical massage? I chose medical massage as my modality because not all ailments need medication. I focus not only on the muscles but on the body as a whole- mind, body and soul. Holistic healing is a source that is used to aid in mental health and balance. In some cases, massage has helped clients avoid surgery altogether and helped in reducing medication dependency. Massage is one of the alternative approaches that help the body and mind sync. If your body is not in harmony with your mind, then healing does not take place. If you are suffering from mental health issues, anxiety, depression, panic attacks or episodes of trauma reflection, massage can help you. I use energy, chi balance and meditative massage to assist in stabilizing the connection between mental and physical. It is not necessary to stay where you are. Pain is the last response. Just because you are in pain, it does not mean that there is no hope. Give massage a chance, what do you have to lose?

Email: info@wherebodymeetssoul.com
Phone: 817-422-9900
Website: www.wherebodymeetssoul.com


Mr. Davon L. Breedlove

"Nearly 1 in 10 men experience depression and anxiety: According to a poll of 21,000 American men by researchers at the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), nearly one in ten men reported experiencing some form of depression or anxiety, but less than half sought treatment.

Unheeded emotional problems can also cripple a man's ability to fully function in society and within his family. It is especially important to focus on men's depression because it can lead to suicidal thoughts and attempts. Suicide is the second leading cause of death for males ages 10-34.

It is pleasing to see that Black Men are becoming more receptive to the mental health conversation, but we are still less likely to seek care. I encourage everyone to continue asking questions and addressing concerns to diminish the stigmas that plague our community.

How to support men with mental health problems:
-Ask Twice: Sometimes we say we're fine when we're not. ...
-Read between the lines: ...
-If he's inviting you to go for a drink one-on-one, he might want to have a proper chat: ...
-Know when to end the banter: ...
-No need to make it awkward, just let them know they are supported.

The National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI) advocates, educates, and support individuals and families affected by mental illness. NAMI is accessible nationwide and can be reached via call or text.

The NAMI Helpline: 800-950-NAMI
Crisis Line: text “NAMI” to 741741

Dr. Ann Dillard

As a Teen Therapist, I have a front row pass into the lives of some of our most vulnerable citizens in today’s society. When some of our youth hear the phrase “Mental Health” they tend to shy away from discussing this. Sadly, this is also the same thing that happens with our adult population. I remember working as a school based mental health therapist in a middle school. I often led my conversations by talking about emotional wellness. This phrase seemed a little easier to digest.

The mental health condition of our youth has been further impacted by the significant losses, grave uncertainties that we are faced with in today’s society. Our youth have been impacted by the overt racism, political abuse, civil unrest, and the overwhelming visibility of the murders of our Black and Brown youths by the police. Domestic abuse has been increased since COVID-19. Children living in abusive household and in households where their adult caregivers are unable to navigate life’s challenges successfully, are at risk for mental health issues.

Email: Kipconsult@msn.com
Phone: 763-228-9757
Website: www.anndillard.com
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