DR.  S.  Y.  EVANS

Database of Black Women's Autobiography

Mental Health Memoirs


Empowerment and Balance

Several narratives explicitly show the relationship between anxiety and related issues in mental health. Some case studies in particular show anxiety related to depression, bulimia, bi-polar disorder, low self-esteem, and severe depression resulting in institutionalization. These narratives below, offer a small sample of not only the challenges Black women face in our path to wellness, but the inspiration to be gained by taking time to use experienced Black women as guides for empowerment.  The same women so torn by illness turned to art, creativity, horses, cooking, and healthy living as tools for wellness.

Black Women's Mental Health: Balancing Strength & Vulnerability 

SUNY Press (July 2017)


Dr. Stephanie Y. Evans

Dr. Kanika Bell

Dr. Nsenga Burton

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