The Chat Corner – Ronny Maye Discusses Mental Health

Mental health is a topic that we dive into regularly on this blog. Whenever I stumble upon a gem in the mental health community, I always want to share. That’s why when I was scrolling through Twitter and saw that Ronny Maye of tweeted that she’d recently written an article on the the Indigo Blue Magazine entitled My Journey to Accepting Professional Help; I knew it was really important to have a conversation with her.

Below, checkout the first of many conversations I plan to have here on my site with people in the mental health and chronic illness community.

The Wrap Up & Resources

I hope that you enjoyed the interview as much as I enjoyed talking with Ronny. You can find her on Twitter & Instagram as @thelifeofronny and of course on her blog at Also be on the lookout for Ronny’s guest blog post on Sunday 8/2/2020 as she discusses dating with mental health. You do not want to miss it! Below please find some resources for mental health courtesy of Ronny herself.

  • Crisis Text Line ​serves anyone with free 24/7 support. Start the conversation by texting 741741 to be connected to a trained Crisis Counselor.
  • The Yellow Couch Collective​ is an extension of ​Therapy For Black Girls​ that offers support, personal development and encouragement with the ease of a group chat. New members can get a one week free trial with plans starting at $9.99 a month.
  • Local health departments might possibly provide free or sliding scale (income based) mental health services directly at their offices or through a referral program with their network of providers.
  • The Boris L.Henson Foundation​, created by actress Taraji P. Henson, in honor of her father, offers five free teletherapy services for anyone directly impacted by the effects of Covid-19 and recent social injustices. Applicants can search a wide network of licensed providers in their state. They also have a ​resource guide​ of therapists and programs that serve the African American community.
  • To Write Love On Her Arms​ is a nonprofit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide. They offer a treatment and recovery schoalrship for eligible applicants based on their financial need and funding.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Hours: Available 24 hours. Languages: English, Spanish.


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