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Black Women's Mental Health
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Creates a new framework for approaching Black women's wellness by merging theory and practice with both personal narratives and public policy.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright Page
  2. pp. i-vi
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-x
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  1. Foreword
  2. pp. xi-xiv
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xv-xvi
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  1. Introduction: Learning to BREATHE: Toward a Balanced Model of Black Women’s Wellness
  2. Stephanie Y. Evans, Kanika Bell, And Nsenga K. Burton
  3. pp. 1-20
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  1. Part I: Balancing Vulnerability
  2. pp. 21-22
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  1. Sisters on Sisters: Inner Peace from the Black Woman Mental Health Professional Perspective
  2. Kanika Bell
  3. pp. 23-42
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  1. When the Bough Breaks: The StrongBlackWoman and the Embodiment of Stress
  2. Chanequa Walker-Barnes
  3. pp. 43-56
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  1. Representations of Black Women’s Mental Illness in HTGAWM and Being Mary Jane
  2. Nsenga K. Burton
  3. pp. 57-74
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  1. Selfies, Subtweets, & Suicide: Social Media as Mediator and Agitator of Mental Health for Black Women
  2. Joy Harden Bradford
  3. pp. 75-86
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  1. Part II: Balancing Strength
  2. pp. 87-88
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  1. From Worthless to Wellness: Self-Worth, Power, and Creative Survival in Memoirs of Sexual Assault
  2. Stephanie Y. Evans
  3. pp. 89-122
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  1. The Travel Diaries: Excursions for Balance, Reflection, Healing, and Empowerment
  2. Kami J. Anderson
  3. pp. 123-140
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  1. My Body Is a Vehicle: Narratives of Black Women Holistic Leaders on Spiritual Development, Mental Healing, and Body Nurturing
  2. Rachel Panton
  3. pp. 141-160
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  1. Black Women’s Sexuality and Relationships: Embracing Self-Love through BREATHE-ing
  2. Qiana M. Cutts
  3. pp. 161-182
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  1. African American Mothers’ Parenting in the Midst of Violence and Fear: Finding Meaning and Transcendence
  2. Ruby Mendenhall, Loren Henderson, And Barbara M. Scott
  3. pp. 183-198
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  1. Part III: Strategies for Balance
  2. pp. 199-200
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  1. Black Feminist Therapy as a Wellness Tool
  2. Lani V. Jones and Beverly Guy-Sheftall
  3. pp. 201-214
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  1. Looking Through the Window: Black Women’s Perspectives on Mental Health and Self-Care
  2. Maudry-Beverley Lashley, Vanessa Marshall, And Tywanda Mclaurin-Jones
  3. pp. 215-230
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  1. Don’t Go Back to Sleep: Increasing Well-Being through Contemplative Practice
  2. Veta Goler
  3. pp. 231-244
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  1. Love Lessons: Black Women Teaching Black Girls to Love
  2. Alero Afejuku, Sheila Flemming-Hunter, And Ayo Gathing
  3. pp. 245-264
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  1. Transformative Mental Health for African American Women: Health Policy Considerations
  2. Daniel E. Dawes and Keisha Braithwaite Holden
  3. pp. 265-286
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  1. Afterword
  2. pp. 287-288
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 289-298
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 299-309
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