As the Alliance leans in to research, strategic planning and best practices, we are pleased to extend a warm welcome to Shernica Ferguson, Research Specialist.
Shernica is a native of the Mississippi Delta and a Ph.D. student at Jackson State University pursuing her doctoral degree in Public Policy and Administration. She holds a Master’s in Public Health, with a concentration in Epidemiology and Biostatistics, as well as a Masters of Genetics with a concentration in Life Science. She is the author of the debuted novel “Here Comes Destiny”. She is also an interdisciplinary researcher of more than 15 years. She is a member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. and in her spare time loves to write, listen to jazz and classical music, and learn about other cultures.
Greetings friends, We find ourselves as a country again at the place where the reactions to a tragedy – this time a mass shooting at a Buffalo, NY grocery store – fill our waking hours. We continue the routine of wringing our hands, vocalizing prayers and condolences, repeating rhetoric about the mental health status of […]
Each May, the National Council for Mental Wellbeing joins a national movement to bring attention to mental health during Mental Health Awareness Month (MHAM). Here is some helpful information about mental health in America: Facts & Figures 1 in 6 adolescents (aged 12-17) in the U.S. experienced a major depressive episode in 2020 1 in 3 […]
Mental health, what does it mean to you? May is Mental Health Awareness Month. When we think of mental health, we automatically think of mental illness, but those are two fundamentally different things. Mental illness refers to our health condition involving changes in emotion, thinking, or behavior. The best way to know if you or […]