In part 1, we talked about how Mary J Blige turns her pain into our power, by giving us a real and relatable story in a language that we understand. Whether she's singing about heartbreak, love, trials or triumph, MJB bares her experiences to empower her fans to heal and hold their own. But Mary ain't the only strong woman giving her soul to help heal others. This week's guest is Camesha Jones, the founder of Sista Afya, a mental wellness community inspired by her own battle.
If you or someone you know is strugglin with a mental illness, there are resources available to help you find your way. Here are a few from Sista Afya and #PPowerRadio:
To get information about mental wellness and resources visit: http://www.sistaafya.com/mental-wellness-info
To register in the Chicago Black Women's Mental Wellness Directory: http://bit.ly/BlkMentWellDir
- About Bi Polar Disorder: http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/conditions/bipolar-disorder-and-african-americans
- Black Women + Depression: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/nia-hamm/depression-african-american-women_b_5836320.html
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