Okay, so I went to see my therapist today (it’s a new additional one, but I’ll explain later) and I told her about migraine and she DID say it was attributed stress. Well…she said it was a stress headache, but I know it’s not because a headache has never made me sensitive to light (it’s making hard for me to do my homework and readings on my laptop), make me dizzy, move one side of my head to another and sometimes linger around my eye area. Even to the part I have sinus pressure, when flu season is already over…at least for me. But man…it’s last me nearly 3 weeks, even with migraine medicine. I had to stop my rideshare job this afternoon, because of the bright lights and dizziness. So there goes my money making hours….
Okay so how do YOU know what a migraine is? Well found some handy info graphs that will hope you understand and recognize better if you haven’t already.
This is why we as African Americans should not keep our pain, frustrations…our mental wellbeing to ourselves
Being that’s it’s Minority Mental Health Month, it’s time to face the facts…like literally. If you’re like me, minorities such as me and my family don’t have a good perception on mental health. Mental illness means you’re weak, crazy…. Then even if you’re able to look past your culture’s view of mental illness—like myself—you face other barriers such as insurance coverage or cultural barriers. This is why we as minorities should pursue and better our mental health, especially those of us who are currently facing mental illness disorders. Hospitals and clinics will not know how to help us if we don’t say and we can’t look to our respective cultures to accept our conditions. And remember… this issue is foreign to them, so don’t be too angry at them. Who you tell or don’t tell your mental illness to is your business, but pursing your mental health needs are. That’s what’s gonna make you strong not weak. Ownership in your weakness makes you stronger not weaker.