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Boosting Your Mental Well-Being Through Social Support

A Social supportive community The influence of social support cannot be overstated. It’s not just about having friends to hang out with; it’s about cultivating meaningful connections that can profoundly impact your mental well-being. Research has shown that having a robust social support system can act as a buffer against stress, anxiety, and depression. When you have people you […]

Long-Term Effects of COVID-19 on Mental Health: Coping Strategies for 2024 and Beyond

Since emerging from the shadows of the COVID-19 pandemic, lingering mental health repercussions have been evident throughout our communities. It was a global crisis that dramatically altered our daily routines and, for many of us, it left a lasting impact on our mental well-being. In fact, there has been a significant uptick in anxiety, depression, […]

Breaking the Stigma: 10 Powerful Ways to Support Mental Health Awareness Month

Mental Health Awareness Month is upon us and this is one of my favorite times of year because it’s an entire month dedicated to dismantling the stigma around mental health, while promoting healing and understanding worldwide. Despite the fact that there has been some really strong progress around mental health care and there are more […]

Parenting Power: 10 Practices to Build Your Patience as a Parent

Parenting is one of life’s greatest adventures, filled with joy, laughter, and, let’s be honest, its fair share of challenges. One of the most valuable qualities a parent can possess is patience. It’s the secret ingredient that can turn stressful moments into opportunities for growth and connection with our children. But let’s face it, building […]

The Real Impact Of Cyberbullying On Children

A girl feeling depressed Explore the profound emotional and psychological impacts that cyberbullying can have on children and teenagers. Like all forms of bullying, cyberbullying can trigger a range of significant effects, including anxiety, fear, depression, low self-esteem, behavioral issues, and academic challenges. Yet, cyberbullying stands out for its potentially even more devastating toll. This heightened impact stems from […]

Breaking Down Barriers: How Can We Help Improve Access to Mental Health Resources in Minority Communities?

Conversations surrounding mental health in recent years have sparked much-needed dialogue and action, but it’s important to remember that not all communities have equal access to mental health resources. Minority communities, in particular, often face unique challenges and barriers that impede their ability to seek and receive proper support for mental well-being. Addressing these disparities […]

Nina Westbrook And The Business Of Peace

via Essence Licensed Therapist and serial entrepreneur Nina Westbrook is on a mission to make people well again through her growing mental health empire. BY JASMINE BROWLEY · UPDATED MARCH 27, 2024 Nina has been known to mean “full of grace.” There’s no more befitting name for Mrs. Westbrook, who, since being in the public […]

Empowerment & Wellness Unite at the 2nd Annual “Living Bene” Brunch Fundraiser

In the heart of Beverly Hills, the 2nd Annual Wellness Brunch Fundraiser, hosted by Nina Westbrook and co-hosted by Ana Zamora, Founder of The Just Trust, unfolded as a space full of mindfulness, kindness, and purpose. The Beverly Hills Hotel was abuzz on March 21, 2024, with influential thought leaders and innovators who came together […]