Mental Health

Saturday morning at 8am on WCLK's The Local Take I speak with poet and author Bassey Ikpi about her new book I'm Telling The Truth, But I'm Lying.  Ikpi is a mental health advocate who has shared information about her challenges after passing out during the Def Jam Poetry tour.  

This week on The Local Take I speak with Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard about his recent lawsuit filed against the U. S. Justice Department regarding the death of former Clark Atlanta University Student Jamarion Robinson. Robinson lost his life in 2016 after federal law enforcement attempted to apprehend him at this girlfriend's apartment in College Park. He was shot over 70 times.

Saturday morning at 8am on The Local Take on WCLK I speak with author Romal Tune about his new book Love is an Inside Job. He shares his journey and how he came to embrace therapy along with faith for a better life. He mentions his youth and having a "man" image that didn't allow him to be human.  He talks about his "fab five" the men in his life that allow him to share without judgement. 

The Local Take acknowledges July as National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month by speaking with Dr. Sheila Williams  about her life journey that led her to a career in the mental health.  

She shares that her mother was diagnosed with clinical depression. Growing up she understood that something was wrong with her mother, but she was repeatedly misdiagnosed.

The Local Take will promote Men's Health in June, culminating with our Men's Community Health Forum on Saturday, June 25 at Northlake Mall from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.  We start this month talking about mental health and surviving traumatic events.   On Saturday, June 4 at 7:00 a.m. on The Local Take, I'll talk with C. David Moody, well-known, longstanding Atlanta developer.   His name adorns construction sites from Mercedes Benz Stadium to the Atlanta History Center.  He's also the victim of childhood sexual abuse. He recently wrote a book about his journey entitled Fighting Through The Fear.