As a mental health clinician, it is my obligation to educate individuals on what mental health is and the importance of taking care of your body and mind. First, understand that mental health focuses on our emotional, psychological and social well-being. Mental health is vital because it profoundly influences the way we think, feel and act.
As a young girl, Malala Yousafzai defied the Taliban in Pakistan and demanded that girls receive an education. Her act of courage has inspired the world. She was born in Mingora, Pakistan in July 1997. The daughter of a teacher, her father encouraged in her a love of learning. For the first few years of… Read More
It was the dead of night and Harriet Tubman was on the move. Liberating slaves from captivity was her mission, but she first had to set their minds free. Born to enslaved parents in Maryland during the 1820’s , Araminta ‘Harriet’ Ross would become a game-changing force in the abolitionist movement. Her childhood was far from… Read More
On a train from Manchester to London Joanne Rowling took her imagination for a wild ride. What returned with her was a world of witches and wizards, and the world was soon captivated under their spell. Born in 1965 in Yates, England Joanne began writing at the age of 6. Her stories were fantastical, often… Read More
“Freedom and democracy are dreams you never give up.”-Aung San Suu Kyi Sometimes taking the road less traveled is an arduous task. But when you’re called to fulfill a purpose larger than yourself, turning back is not an option. No one knows this like political prisoner Aung San Suu Kyi. A fierce advocate for democracy,… Read More
Famed Civil Rights Activist Fannie Lou Hamer changed the way the nation viewed democracy. In her 1964 televised speech to a Committee of the Democratic National Convention, Fannie shined a spotlight on the miscarriages of justice that were common throughout the south as African-Americans tried to register to vote. Born Fannie Lou Townsend in Montgomery… Read More