How Are You Feeling? Let’s Talk About Mental Health

Several people have suggested that I talk about mental health, so I have decided to do just that. This week each post and Wednesday’s episode of Vibin’ With Tonza (podcast) will be dedicated to mental health awareness!

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, nearly 1 in 5 (46.6 million) U.S. adults live with a mental illness. I believe transparency is one of the keys to empowerment because transparency often leads to conversations that are necessary for the advancement of humankind.

I decided to kick this week off by sharing Oprah Winfrey’s interview with Lady Gaga during Oprah’s 2020 vision tour. As you will see, Lady Gaga was incredibly open and candid about her ongoing battle with mental illness.

I hope you enjoy this interview as much as I did!

Much Love,


Published by Tonza D. Ruffin

Perfectly Imperfect but VERY PROUD WOMAN, MOM, LAWYER, and AUTHOR, but most importantly...LIFE LOVER! I laugh loud, I work hard, I play hard, I am adventurous, I am curious, I am driven, I have moments of deep insecurity, I am loving, I am vulnerable, I am explosive (not one of my finer qualities), I dance around my house alone, I am an awful perfectionist which makes my insecurity worse, I sing out loud in my car without any concern for whose watching, I have trust issues, I do not live through my children, I no longer try to force my children into the mold that I created so that I could feel validated as a mother, I am a risk-taker, I am guarded in my personal life, I am kind, I am grateful. I am so excited about the rest of my life!

2 thoughts on “How Are You Feeling? Let’s Talk About Mental Health

  1. Good issue Councilor….. I’m Proud of the way you tackle every day stress-er(s) ……

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