One of the worst things you can tell somebody is to “just suck it up” when they’re suffering from depression

Meditation, mothers, therapy, depression, time management, and wellness tools are just a few of the topics Jeneé discuss in this audience Q&A session.

About the speaker

Jeneé Darden is an award-winning journalist, public speaker, mental health advocate and proud Oakland native. She has reported for NPR, Time, Ebony, The LA Times, KQED, KALW and other outlets. In 2005, she reported on the London bombings for Time magazine. Jenee covers issues related to women, race and wellness on her website and podcast Cocoa Fly. Currently, she is pitching a book about Black sexuality. Visit to read her research series Under the Covers: The Popularity and Debate Over Black Erotic Literature.

Jeneé first merged her passion for mental health awareness and love for media as host of the award-winning podcast Mental Health and Wellness Radio. The daughter of former O.J. Simpson prosecutor Christopher Darden, Jeneé holds a BA in ethnic studies from UC San Diego and a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Southern California. Jeneé lives in the Bay Area where she enjoys dancing, performing spoken word and watching superhero movies.

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