Over the past few years, more public figures within the Black community have opened up about their struggles with anxiety and depression, which has only increased under the COVID-19 pandemic. One entrepreneur and mental health advocate decided to create a new community to provide resources catering to Black women.
Jade D. Kearney is the founder and CEO of She Matters, a new, upcoming app and community designed to help support Black women through their mental health struggles. Kearney says that she was inspired to create the platform after suffering from depression following the birth of her daughter.
“I struggled with postpartum anxiety/OCD and could not find resources allocated toward Black women,” Kearney told BLACK ENTERPRISE via email. “I realized that our negative cultural stigmas toward mental health blended with maternal medical neglect is a dangerous combination for the mental health of Black mothers. As I began my postpartum mental health journey, I felt it was only right to create a space where Black women could go to where they felt supported and safe.”
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Source: Black Enterprise