It’s May. It’s Mental Health Awareness month, however I’m numb mentally.

Evalina Ikpoh, Founder & CEO to ”Transparency is Beautiful’ blog/website

2 days ago was the year anniversary of George Floyd’s murder. Wow time flies by. Mass shootings always taking over headlines, with the most recent mass shooting in San Jose, California at the railyard. I was even hospitalized for majority of the month of May due to an overreacting mother, but I’m thankful for the opportunity to use my website/blog for transparency. As stated, ‘Transparency is Beautiful’.

Usually I’m always excited and elated for the month of May because that’s when I emphasize the awareness of Mental Health. This year I feel there is nothing to bring awareness to because the message has come out in various ways. The paralyzation of extended violence from the police and mass shootings has taken over the news almost everyday.

When will we get a break?

I understand we WILL never get a break so at times I numb myself to mental awareness. I try to distract myself with reality TV, or some of my favorite movies that are either on BET or my personal collection. Someone please ask the cease of administering novocaine on mine and many others feelings. We want our feeling back. We want to feel again. Feel emotion and feel the sensation of what it feels like when all things are good. Let the nostalgia set in to where we didn’t have to worry of turning on the news to find another life has been lost, life was good, family and friend gatherings as the weather warms up, and honoring all graduates from pre-K all the way to doctorate. Let us feel that again, please. PLEASE.

Published by evalinanoteve

Hope is some extraordinary spiritual grace that God gives us to control our fears, not to oust them. ~Vincent McNabb

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