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Check Yourself: With all that is going on in the world & in our community, it’s hard to turn on the TV on or get on social media without seeing something that will upset us. We have to take time to process & deal with our feelings before they consume us.

By: Sharee Silero The last few years have been tough for African Americans. From poverty to racial tension, police brutality and gun violence, the Black community has endured a lot. More often than not, another hashtag is used to commemorate and raise awareness of another Black or Brown man, woman or child killed during an interaction with a police officer. Living in a constant state of stress isn’t good for our health – spiritually, physically, emotionally or mentally. Sista’s Keeper Magazine spoke with Licensed Professional Counselor Cheryl Richardson, MS,

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LPC, LCAS-A, CRC of C. Richardson Counseling and Consulting in Charlotte, North Carolina for tips on how everyone, especially teens, can deal with the aftermath of such violence. Richardson has been a counselor for over three years, and in the mental health field for 15. She specializes in depression and anxiety amongst adolescents and young adults. “I think the state of mental health within the Black community is equivalent to the “big C word” Black elders did not like to discuss back in the 70’s,” Richardson said. “Mental health within the Black community is considered taboo and that taboo speaks in volumes

November/December 2016

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Special Black Lives Matter issue  

The special "Black Lives Matter" issue of Sista's Keeper Magazine highlights the Black Lives Matter movement. Stories & features will includ...

Special Black Lives Matter issue  

The special "Black Lives Matter" issue of Sista's Keeper Magazine highlights the Black Lives Matter movement. Stories & features will includ...

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