Heal your heart and your mind will follow.

My name is Donnita Hathaway

A message from Donnita Hathaway

I am a mental health advocate. I’m determined to heal the hearts and minds of an entire community holistically. This is my tribute to my father while he was one of the most talented musician-singers ever, he was tormented with a Mental Illness that would eventually take his life. If I can help save one life and heal one’s heartbreak, I’ve fulfilled my purpose in life.

Things are moving fast,
hold on tight and you will last!

— Donny Hathaway

The influence

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May Is Mental Health Awareness Month

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Mental Health Awareness Month has been observed in May in the United States since 1949. The month is observed with media, local events, and film screenings. Mental Health Awareness Month began in the United States in 1949 and was started by the Mental Health America organization.

Black kids and suicide: Why are rates so high, and so ignored?

According to this article in The Conversation, ” Teen suicide rates among black youth are increasing. In 2016 and again in 2018, national data revealed that among children age 5-11, black children had the highest rate of death by suicide. For the years 2008 to 2012, 59 black youth died by suicide, up from 54 in the years 2003-2007.”

Addressing Well-Being

Education, advocacy, and essential resources.


An awareness, understanding, and acceptance of your emotions, and your ability to manage effectively through challenges and change. 


People’s thoughts about the quality or goodness of their lives, their overall life satisfaction, or sometimes how happy they are with their lives.


The ability of the people to be free from want of basic needs and to coexist peacefully in communities with opportunities for advancement.

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To provide culturally relevant and accessible mental health-related education, advocacy, and essential resources needed to support underserved youth and families of color.

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Mental Health and Winter

In this edition, the questions will be focused on the prospect of a different kind of Christmas, facing a winter during the coronavirus pandemic, and how we are managing our mental health at such a time. More Details



Mental Health 101

This 60-minute presentation will focus on understanding what mental health is and how mental health is different from mental illness. More Details



AVirtual Youth Mental Health First Aid

This course is for adults who interact with young people, helping them understand mental illness in young people and how to help.  More Details

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Just because no one else can heal or do your inner work for you doesn’t mean you can, should, or need to do it alone.

— Lisa Olivera

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