Welcome to "Healing Minds," a compassionate online resource space dedicated to supporting and empowering those facing mental health challenges and grief.

I understand that life's journey can be filled with struggles, and my mission is to provide a safe and understanding community where individuals can find solace, resources and hope.

I've personally experienced the profound impact of mental health challenges and grief firsthand, having lost my beloved sister, Lakita, and grappling with bipolar depression and anxiety. My journey inspired the creation of this page of resources, where empathy and understanding thrive to aid those in need.

Click directly on any of the resources below! 

The Pink Berets

"It is the mission, duty and purpose of The Pink Berets to address, educate, coordinate, and provide aid and relief to active duty women of the United States Armed Forces, Veterans, and First Responders seeking assistance with invisible injuries such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Military Sexual Trauma and Traumatic Brain Injury on a local and national level.

Our goals and commitment are based solely upon helping women who have been afflicted with the devastating effects of PTSD, MST and TBI and address their symptoms before it progresses to  unemployment, homelessness, and suicide. If left unaddressed it can have a significant impact on their lives and their families."

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Mental Health Alliance:

Through its three pillars of programming, MWA strives to destigmatize mental health in Black communities (Teach); expand the delivery of culturally competent mental health services for Black people (Treat); and dramatically grow the pool of Black mental health professionals (Train). MWA has also positioned itself as a unifier and uplifter of existing centers of excellence in the Black mental health space by spearheading the creation of the Collaborative for Black Mental Wealth–many of whose members will be featured in this important event.


The 988 Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals in the United States.

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Joyful Heart Foundation 

"Our mission is to transform society’s response to sexual assault, domestic violence, and child abuse, support survivors’ healing, and end this violence forever. 

While we understand that our vision may not be achievable in our lifetimes, we firmly believe that violence and abuse are preventable. In support of our vision and mission, we have developed and adopted a set of values and guiding principles that inform and inspire our approach to all that we do:

Our Values are the foundation of our organization and guide our thinking, actions, decisions, responses, and priorities.

Our Guiding Principles serve as a compass both individually and organizationally. They are the application of our core beliefs that help to shape and direct our work. We approach all we do and every decision we make with the Guiding Principles in mind."

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SAMHSA’s National Helpline:

SAMHSA’s National Helpline is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders.

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Black Girls Smile:

Provides gender-responsive and culturally-affirming mental wellness education, resources, and support geared toward Black women and girls.

Since its inception, BGS has grown to support over 10,000 Black women and girls nationally through its mental health literacy programming, intersectionality workshops, and therapy scholarship program.


Social Media Addiction: 

Psychologists estimate that tens of millions of Americans are addicted to social media apps such as Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok. While adults and teens both use the platforms, social media addiction statistics indicate that the younger generation is more easily addicted and more susceptible to negative effects such as depression, anxiety, and suicidal thoughts leading to an increase in social media addiction lawsuits.

Statistics clearly show that social media has become a huge part of our lives. This is particularly true for children, teens, and young adults, who are now spending hours every day using social media.

Here are some of the most staggering stats on social media use and addiction:

- The average person spends two hours and 27 minutes on social media every day.

- It’s estimated that 210 million people worldwide are addicted to social media.

- More than half of all drivers admit to checking social media behind the wheel.

- Overuse of social media in children and teens can literally rewire their brains.

- Roughly 42 percent of teens admit that social media keeps them from connecting with friends in person.

- In a recent survey, 70 percent of teens said they feel left out or excluded because of social media.

- Suicide rates among teens have increased in the age of social media.

- Social media is more addictive than alcohol and cigarettes.

Contact: If you or a loved one has experienced mental health issues because of social media addiction, contact the team at The Lanier Law Firm.
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