Tragedy inspired Dr. Margaret Lawrence to pursue a career in medicine and despite facing sexism and extreme racism, she never stopped chasing her dreams. Dr. Lawrence passed last week. LIKE US ON FACEBOOK. FOLLOW US ON TWITTER AND INSTAGRAM Lawrence was born in August 19, 1914 in New York City to a schoolteacher mother and Episcopal minister father. She […]

WHAT IS POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER (PTSD)? All humans are endowed with a biological and psychological stress response system. Our genetic “Fight or Flight” response is designed for crisis management. This life-saving response causes the body to release stress hormones to fight or get out of harm’s way (flight). It also automatically pumps the heart […]

Oprah Winfrey recently opened up about her rough childhood, saying that being molested by relatives, and being raped and impregnated at 14 by her uncle, led her to consider suicide.   “I hit rock-bottom,” Winfrey said on The Hollywood Reporter’s Awards Chatter podcast. “I became pregnant and hid the pregnancy. I’d intended to kill myself […]

Dr. Isaiah Pickens is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in consulting, counseling, and educational services for families, teens, and young adults. He is currently Assistant Director of the Service Systems Program at the UCLA-Duke National Center for Child Traumatic Stress (NCCTS), the coordinating site of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN). In this […]

At first glance, they couldn’t appear more different. Martin Luther King Jr., an African-American Civil Rights titan, using non-violence and media exposure to advance policy…