June is Men’s Health Awareness Month. Try taking some time to speak to the men in your life, especially Black men. Black men are more likely to incur unhealthy eating habits, unhealthy habits like smoking, drinking, and possibly gambling. Often times, Black men need more support from the women and people around them in order to become the best version of themselves.
Try to encourage the men in your life to try therapy. There are a multitude of Black therapists throughout the country. TLC recommends, Dr. Landon-Freeman of Pennsylvania is a Black male psychologist who works specifically with Black people. He is competent enough to not over or misdiagnose you!
Men need to be reminded that they can experience emotions other than anger. For example, something as simple as facilitating a healthy space for your children to express themselves healthily can be all the difference.
Candace Davis is TLC's Social Media intern. She has a penchant for writing about those with mental health struggles and all things social media.