Mental health is a topic that we dive into regularly on this blog. Whenever I stumble upon a gem in the mental health community, I always want to share. That’s why when I was scrolling through Twitter and saw that Ronny Maye of www.thelifeofronny.com tweeted that she’d recently written an article on the the Indigo Blue Magazine entitled My Journey to Accepting Professional Help; I knew it was really important to have a conversation with her.
Below, checkout the first of many conversations I plan to have here on my site with people in the mental health and chronic illness community.
The Wrap Up & Resources
I hope that you enjoyed the interview as much as I enjoyed talking with Ronny. You can find her on Twitter & Instagram as @thelifeofronny and of course on her blog at www.thelifeofronny.com. Also be on the lookout for Ronny’s guest blog post on Sunday 8/2/2020 as she discusses dating with mental health. You do not want to miss it! Below please find some resources for mental health courtesy of Ronny herself.
- Crisis Text Line serves anyone with free 24/7 support. Start the conversation by texting 741741 to be connected to a trained Crisis Counselor.
- The Yellow Couch Collective is an extension of Therapy For Black Girls that offers support, personal development and encouragement with the ease of a group chat. New members can get a one week free trial with plans starting at $9.99 a month.
- Local health departments might possibly provide free or sliding scale (income based) mental health services directly at their offices or through a referral program with their network of providers.
- The Boris L.Henson Foundation, created by actress Taraji P. Henson, in honor of her father, offers five free teletherapy services for anyone directly impacted by the effects of Covid-19 and recent social injustices. Applicants can search a wide network of licensed providers in their state. They also have a resource guide of therapists and programs that serve the African American community.
- To Write Love On Her Arms is a nonprofit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide. They offer a treatment and recovery schoalrship for eligible applicants based on their financial need and funding.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Hours: Available 24 hours. Languages: English, Spanish.