"Our stigmas around mental health are killing people and isolating folks to the point where they're taking their own lives. we have to tell our stories so folks don't feel alone. most of us are going through the same things. SPEAK TRUTH TO POWER."
As the Senior Managing Director of Black Community Alliances on Teach For America’s national Public Partnerships Team and Managing Partner and Lead Strategist of Seventh Suite, Duanecia Evans has dedicated her career to bringing voices together who have both the mindsets and means to obliterate social inequity in this generation. It's a purpose that prompts her to make sure she's taking care of herself from the inside out. Her involvement in the ‘Dealing With Anxiety’ #blkcreatives Twitter chat was a no-brainer. Read on to find out why.
How do you know when anxiety has gotten out of control and why is that awareness so important?
I was just talking with my therapist about this today. Making peace is a journey but I will say I remain grateful for what sacrifice has made room for. I wouldn’t be half of who I am today, if I was still being held back by what didn’t serve me.
When I've reached a state of analysis paralysis, it's time to see my therapist and consult my support circle. @MichellCClark, @Jon__Jackson and @MsPackyetti are really good at asking me questions to pull me off the hamster wheel.