Tahlitha is a current Psychology major, born and raised in Jamaica. She has a passion for raising awareness about issues relating to mental health. Some of her interests are body dysmorphia, self-esteem and the role of the family in achieving emotional and social stability. Tahlitha is a 2019 Summer Writing Intern at Witted Roots.
Unemployment And Mental Health: The Link Between Them
Losing (or not having) a job can have a negative effect on your emotional well-being. Not only have you lost a steady source of earnings, but also your sense of purpose. Being unemployed can cause you to feel helpless, out...
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Addressing The Shame, I Need Help With My Mental Health
Mental health disorders have no boundaries when it comes to their victims, so why do we put up walls when it comes to seeking help? Too often, women of color have battled their way through mental illness on their own,...
Losing Weight After Baby, The Expectations And Pressure
Society has so many expectations for moms: always breastfeed (ditch the bottle) but never breastfeed in public; always put your kids first, all your fun ends with your first child; go back to work … or … don’t go back...
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My Boyfriend Wants An Open Relationship, But I Don’t
So, my boyfriend of three years recently told me that he wants an open relationship. If that wasn’t bad enough, he brought it to my knowledge in a way that makes it seem like I have no choice but to...
Mother, I Don’t Want To Get Married
My boyfriend and I have lived in the same community for pretty much our whole lives. We’ve known each other for so long that, at least to me, we’re more like brother and sister than anything else. My mother is...