The Impact of Growth on Friendship

When personal or professional growth pushes us to redefine our friendships. Life has a way of redefining our friendships for us. As we experience growth in our career, or invest in family relationships or our emotional well-being, our friendships naturally change. But what happens if we choose to intentionally redefine our friendships in the midst …

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NBC4’s The Conversation: Black executives discuss mental health

In March of 2021, Elizabeth Joy sat down with four Black executives to talk about mental wellness and the unique struggles faced by the Black community and, specifically, Black helpers and leaders. Joy began the conversation by describing some of the difficulties she encountered when creating and leading support groups for Black helpers as part …

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Black Community Ambassador Program Supports the Supporters

The Joy Society began as the Black Community Ambassador Support Program (BCASP). In March 2019, a group of African American individuals gathered and reflected upon their own experiences and challenges with mental and emotional well-being, as well as those of others who looked like them. Initial brainstorming focused on the well-being of Black helpers. These …

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Let’s Talk About Codependency

What To Do When Giving Becomes a Lifestyle Maybe you’ve heard the term “codependency” but don’t really know what it means. Or maybe you’ve only heard about it in extreme situations, where one person in the relationship is struggling with mental health or substance abuse. But codependency can occur in any relationship, not just romantic …

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Milestone Anxiety: How To Cope

Read on if you’ve recently been asked, “When are you giving me grandbabies?” Getting a degree. Buying a house. Getting married. Starting a family. All of these are considered “life milestones.” And while they can bring excitement and joy, they can also inspire anxiety and frustration. Whether you are currently pursuing one or more of …

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