February Practitioner Spotlight: Kayla LaShell Harley
The Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation
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1w ago
Holistic Integrative Wellness Practitioner/ Optimal Life Breathologist Company Name: The Beebodi Marketplace  Instagram: @beebodi @thegkbabe  We’re thrilled to introduce Kayla Harley in our Practitioner Spotlight for February! Kayla’s journey into the world of mental health and wellness is both inspiring and transformative. A Yankee-Bermudian, Kayla was born in Washington D.C. and raised by a family deeply rooted in healthcare. Her passion for art, history, culture, and nature coupled with her background as a dancer led her to explore somatics and holistic care, particularly after s ..read more
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BREAKING THE CHAINS: OVERCOMING HISTORICAL STIGMAS SURROUNDING MENTAL HEALTH IN THE BLACK COMMUNITY
The Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation
by Adminstration
2w ago
PART 2: Breaking Chains, Embracing Change: Modern Solutions for Mental Health In Part One, we embarked on a journey through history, uncovering the deep-seated stigmas surrounding mental health that have weighed on the Black community for generations. The invisible chains of silence and discrimination have left a lasting imprint, but they are not unbreakable. In Part Two, we continue our exploration, shifting our focus to the modern-day impact of these historical stigmas and the actionable steps we can take to confront them head-on. The Silence Continues: The Modern-Day Impact While we have ma ..read more
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BREAKING THE CHAINS: OVERCOMING HISTORICAL STIGMAS SURROUNDING MENTAL HEALTH IN THE BLACK COMMUNITY
The Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation
by Adminstration
3w ago
Part 1: Unraveling the Historical Stigmas Surrounding Mental Health in the Black Community In the rich tapestry of Black history, there is a thread that weaves through generations, one that has too often remained unspoken yet profoundly impactful—the historical stigmas surrounding mental health. For far too long, the Black community has endured the weight of these silent chains, facing misconceptions, discrimination, and a lack of understanding when it comes to mental wellness. In this post, we embark on a journey to unravel these age-old stigmas, shed light on their origins, and explore the r ..read more
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Breaking down the various types of mental health treatment: What is the right type of intervention for you and your family?
The Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation
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1M ago
Challenges with mental health are common, and 1 out of 4 individuals will experience a mental health disorder at some point in their lifetime. Many of us are currently living with symptoms of a mental health condition that could be improved with professional intervention. Therapeutic intervention can assist people struggling with a variety of mental health concerns including depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, bipolar disorder, and substance use challenges. Additionally, therapy can assist in treating relationship challenges, self-esteem, anger management, or managing daily st ..read more
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How to find your JOY:  
The Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation
by Adminstration
2M ago
A few holistic health and wellness strategies to consider At the Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation, we strive to help individuals find pathways to peace and well-being and to learn to choose joy over everything. While happiness and joy can be present at the same time, they are different emotions. Happiness is experienced because of external circumstances. Joy, however, is a deeper, longer-lasting emotion that results in feelings of inner peace and contentment. Most importantly, joy can be present even during unhappy times. Finding our joy often begins with intention and caring for our mental he ..read more
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Taraji P. Henson Brings A New Level of Joy
The Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation
by Adminstration
2M ago
Delve into the Exclusive Event Hosted by The Boris L. Henson Foundation, where History and Modern Advocacy Collide for Mental Health Awareness BLHF’s groundbreaking Joy Joints! Initiative reached its pinnacle with the grand finale–BoBo’s Joy Joint–an exclusive gathering held on October 30th at the Planet Word Museum in Washington, D.C. Hosted by Taraji P. Henson, this soirée not only marked the successful conclusion of a heartfelt campaign dedicated to spreading joy and supporting mental health but also served as a poignant tribute to Taraji’s father, Boris L. Henson, fondl ..read more
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The Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation and Founder Taraji P. Henson Expand Partnership with kate spade new york to Bring Culturally Competent Mental Health Services to Women at Hampton University
The Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation
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2M ago
To continue our shared goal of desitgmatizing the mental health conversation in the Black community, The Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation and kate spade new york bring the first-of-its-kind “SheCare Wellness Pods” to a second HBCU campus this Fall. After a successful launch at Alabama State University earlier this year, the Foundation and kate spade new york are thrilled to announce the expansion of the groundbreaking BLHF Self-Care Wellness Pods initiative, extending our SheCare series to the women at Hampton University! Mental health matters and this collaboration is a significant ..read more
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Introduction to Dr. Conner
The Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation
by Adminstration
4M ago
The health of our mind, body, and soul are critically important and allows us to do all the amazing things we love for all the people and communities we care about. For many of us, maintaining holistic wellness can be a challenge in the consistently stressful environments where we live, work, and play. At the Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation, we are dedicated to improving mental health in Black communities by building culturally competent resources, programs, and education across the country. Our mission is to create new ways of healing in Black communities, clearing pathways that allow People ..read more
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BLHF partners with Kate Spade New York to launch SHECARE Wellness Pods on HBCU campuses
The Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation
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5M ago
NEW YORK, NY (April 5, 2023) – This Spring, The Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation (BLHF) and kate spade new york are teaming up to create more accessible mental health resources for women and girls, and together are announcing the launch of ‘She Care Wellness Pods,’ a new program that aims to reach over 25,000 Black women on HBCU campuses with frontline mental wellness care. This first-of-its kind program was concepted by actor, filmmaker and founder of The Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation, Taraji P. Henson, and Tracie Jade Jenkins, Executive Director of The Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation. In ..read more
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5 Ways To Spark Joy
The Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation
by duckpin
5M ago
At the Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation, we are dedicated to improving mental health in Black communities by building culturally competent resources, programs, and education across the country. Our mission is to create new ways of healing in Black communities, clearing pathways that allow People of Color to see what their lives look like on the other side of suffering. We also strive to produce a diverse workforce that will be successful in improving the capacity of individuals, families, and diverse communities to promote productive, satisfying, healthy, and safe lives across the lifespa ..read more
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