"My biggest resource would be music. Michael Jackson Lady In My Life will get me right quick. If not that then it's talking to my parents back home in Chicago or my little brother. Things I associate love with helps me get back to myself."
Melvin Taylor II is a 26-year-old Chicago native who moved to New York City and is living the dream and the TV and radio host has no plans of slowing down anytime soon, which he means he's proactive about his mental health. His 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 know it’s gotten out of control when I’m stopping myself from putting out creative work, networking with people due to intimidation, feeling like I am lesser than anyone else, or just in an overall DND mode where everything feels like it’s crashing down.
That awareness is key because knowing you’re feeling it or going through it is the first step to being able to step beyond it. If you’re not aware of how you’re feeling you won’t be able to gauge what moves should be made or how you should respond when it’s your time.