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"I love every inch of me." One simple sentence that is so hard to say and believe.
Ed. note: This blog post has been adapted from a Joan's Blog post. The original post was posted on May 15, 2017. Read the original post.
Each National Women’s Health Week, we encourage women to pay attention to their mental health. What does that mean to you? We asked Dr. Keisha Downey, a National Women’s Health Week ambassador and psychologist. She offers her tips for staying mentally healthy, plus insights about when to get help.
Dr. Keisha Downey is a psychologist, licensed marriage and family therapist, and mental health and relationship expert.
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