Dr. Marva Robinson

Dr. Marva M. Robinson, Licensed Clinical Psychologist based in St. Louis, MO


A Special Veterans Day Episode

Veterans Day is tomorrow, and I am a strong believer in honoring those who serve. We can be critical lovers of our country—loving it enough to work to make i...


Veterans Day Discounts 2019, Free Meals, Resources Exclusive to Veterans - VAntage Point

Everyday I thank the brave men and women who have served this country. On Monday Nov. 11th Dozens of restaurants will proudly serve free meals. Check it out!

blogs.va.gov The Veterans Day 2019 list of resources, discounts, free meals for Veterans will continue to be updated. Veterans Day Discounts


Magnesium Puts Psychiatric Drugs to Shame for Depression

collective-evolution.com Depression is one of the most widely diagnosed conditions of our time, with over 3 million cases in the U.S. every year, and 350 million believed affected worldwide.1 Conventional medicine considers antidepressant drugs first-line treatments, including the newly approved injected postpartum drug cos...


Violence can lead to PTSD in children

ksdk.com "I don't think people really talk about the trauma, that it has an effect."


National Conference on Culturally Competent Response to Disaster

An upcoming conference to support other communities dealing with natural and man-made disasters.

eventbrite.com To respond to the increase in natural disasters, learn about successful disaster-related strategies for marginalized and rural communities.

Discussions after seeing “When They See Us” is recommended. A brief debriefing can make a significant difference.

[06/13/19]   Definition- Battered Community Syndrome:
Battered Community Syndrome (BCS) much like the legal defense “Battered Women Syndrome” it is a buildup of psychological stressors created by a pattern of on-going long-term abuse, insults, injuries, and taunting of a community by those who control it- but do not reflect it. The insults can come in the way of seeing police patrol cars driving up and down your street multiple times a day, being followed by police as you drive down your own street with a spotlight on your car or being followed while in your local community store.
Over time, and with the inability to simply uproot- learned helplessness sets in and the community accepts their plight as their forever. There will forever be a heavy police presence, their stores will forever be owned by non-community members and you will forever be antagonized by your city government, police department and school district.
It becomes extremely dangerous- when learned helplessness sets in because the individuals who occupy and entire community all share in the misery- there is no way out. Hope diminishes. Motivation to leave is but a fantasy. This morbid, psychological paralysis reinforces the message to the community they are not “members” of a community- but are instead victims, held captive by their marginalized status.
The community can be described as a powder keg- but contained by the need to protect one another. The explosion occurs when a member of the community is assaulted, murdered, or publicly shamed. At that moment, the catalyst is the enforcer who has tapped the powdered keg too hard- leading to the reaction of a very emotionally damaged community.

Dr. Marva Robinson

An Amazing opportunity for our veteran's! Free Estate Planning! Ever thought about drafting a will? getting your affairs in order? or having a lawyer to review your insurance policies- you can have that done for free!!!


CaseSearch - MuniCourtNet

***ST. LOUIS*** A three-day warrant amnesty program will be held March 4-6 in St. Louis Municipal Court.

The court, at 1520 Market Street, will be open from 8am to 7pm March 4 and March 5 and from 8am to 5pm March 6. Defendants should bring valid photo identification with their name on it.

*people with outstanding warrants for many types of city ordinance violations can show up in court on those days to pay fines without facing arrest. Once the warrant has been resolved, they will get a new court date or be put on a payment plan

** the amnesty excludes people charged with driving under the influence, leaving the scene of an accident or with violations related to prostitution

check your name to be sure you do not have a warrant at:

article- https://www.stlouis-mo.gov/government/departments/municipal-courts/news/st-louis-municipal-courts-offers-warrant-amnesty-program-march-4-6.cfm


[02/15/19]   ATTENTION:
St. Louis City has a plan of action for our homeless for Friday 2/15/19.
"St. Louis Winter Outreach will be activated tonight for the winter operations protocol for shuttle services. Due to the predicted weather conditions/low temperatures, overflow cots will be available to shuttle people too.

St. Louis Metro is providing a warming bus at 13th and Market St from 5-7pm, providing a reprieve from the elements, while shuttling to shelters occurs from 5:30-7pm."

[02/12/19]   Therapeutic Vacation Query:
How do you think you and 1 partner of your choosing would do staying in Alaska for 2 weeks during winter- in a log cabin without any electricity or running water?

[02/09/19]   You can start or end your day on a productive foot! What is a goal you have for today? It doesn’t have to be a large goal, or in-depth. It can be- “my goal is to sort through this weeks mail”. So- even if you have a months worth of mail piled up- remember- you are only sorting this week! So what goal will you set for today?

If you or someone you know receives Food Stamps, you will also be impacted by the partial government shut down. Please read this flyer below.

Happy Friday!

[01/09/19]   Good morning!

Always be mindeful of how you seek support from- friends and family seem like good options but their response will be filtered by THEIR experiences, which is not the same as YOUR expereince.

If anyone ever tell you "get over it", "let it go", "your being a victim" it's a sure sign they are not the person you should be confiding in.

Black British World

Dare to be bold! Dare to switch lanes!

British actor Idris Elba drops some words of advice


Navigating divisive issues at the holiday dinner table with Dr. Marva Robinson

Enjoy thanksgiving while having interesting dialogue!

news.stlpublicradio.org In the upcoming weeks, friends and family will gather for delicious holiday meals. But sometimes, those meals turn bitter if loved ones discuss polarizing


Home - Mental Health America of Eastern Missouri

Looking for mental health information? Support groups? Information in general? Check out this website.

mha-em.org Just about every form of mass media has done an excellent, but erroneous and misguided, job in distorting and stereotyping the behaviors of Sociopathy and Psychopathy. The terms are tossed about in everyday conversation, often without understanding the meaning or realizing they are not synonymous. B...


My White Friend Asked Me on Facebook to Explain White Privilege. I Decided to Be Honest

yesmagazine.org He wanted to know how institutional racism has made an impact on my life. I’m glad he asked, because I was ready to answer.

[10/22/18]   It is NEVER out of bounds for you to ask your therapist or your child's therapist questions about the diagnosis and plan of action for treatment. It should be clear to you. Remember- you pay for it!

[10/17/18]   How do you know if your therapist is competent? They should be able to answer all three questions:
1- what’s your diagnosis
2- what’s your treatment plan
3- what evidence based intervention will be used to reach treatment goals


Processing all the ways you can help your child can be difficult. You WANT to be the best parent, so you can raise the best child. It can be even more overwhelming if your little one is diagnosed with Autism. This free book can walk parents through what they should do- day by day- for the first 100 days after receiving a diagnosis. Check it out! Download it, and/or pass it on!



Break the Silence Against Domestic Violence

Help can be found in many ways.

A shaking woman secretly slips a handwritten note to a veterinarian – the vet realizes she has to act immediately...


17-Year-Old LaShonda Childs Passes Away After Gunshot Wound To The Head, 28-Year-Old Ex-Boyfriend Charged With Her Murder - The Shade Room

Domestic Violence is real. Please get help or help someone by urging them to get help. Don’t let your story end like this 17 year old young girl.

theshaderoom.com Roommates, domestic violence is nothing to play with and we are heartbroken to report that a 17-year-old girl from Dayton, Ohio sadly lost her life this week. According to WHIO-TV, a CBS-affiliated station in Dayton, LaShonda Childs was taken to...Read More

[09/18/18]   Make a list of 5 people who you love, but have not spoken to in 2 months or more. Make a point to call each of them. Assign them a day. Make 1 call a day. Reach out. Connect. Bond.

Looking for a way to give back? Do you feel good when you are able to help others? Here's an opportunity upcoming!

[08/20/18]   Preston & Associates wants to wish every child a successful first day of school!

[04/18/18]   Help is just a phone all away. Not doing your best as a parent? Know of children who are being abused or neglected? Call MO Child Abuse Hotline at 1-800-392-3738

DHS: Illinois Department of Human Services

Do you have a loved one who lives in Illinoise? Afraid for their safty and possibly other's? There are legal ways in which you can get your loved one help. The state of Illinoise does allow for involuntary admission if certain criteria are met. View more details and treatment options at: www.dhs.state.il.us
and you can also reivew the actual Petition for Involuntary/Judicial Admission at: www.dhs.state.il.us/onenetlibrary/12/documents/Forms/IL462-2005.pdf

If you find yourself in a situtaion where it has to be completed, be sure to fill it in, in its entirity and take it with you to the hospital or Emergency Department where your loved one will go for treatment. The hospital staff will take it from there!

dhs.state.il.us If you are - or want to be - a DHS partner, provider, contractor, or vendor, you can find the information and resources you need under "for Providers."

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Stunning Videos

She stands in the Lincoln Memorial. When she starts singing THIS song, everyone stops
Full Story >>> http://viralvo.com/lincoln-memorial/
Credit: Star Swain

Bad Parenting Moments

Laughter is good for the soul. Have you laughed today?

Gee kids, tell us how you REALLY feel about dinner!


#HotGarbage #HaveFunInJail

(credit: Woodsie TV via Storyful)

Fox 5 DC

Love is universal

YOU ARE MY SUNSHINE: A mom captured this beautiful moment when she came out of the shower and saw her daughter singing to her baby brother who has Down syndrome and a 12-word vocabulary. "It's proof that music therapy works. Every word he has learned has been through music and singing." ❤️ STORY: http://bit.ly/2DI2fl3 (Video: Amanda Bowman Gray)


"Don't allow anybody to make you feel like you are nobody."

- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Golden Globes

Hope is all you need to pull you through the darkest moments. And Faith to walk in confidence.

"I want all of the girls watching here now to know, that a new day is on the horizon. And when that new day finally dawns, it will be because of a lot of magnificent women, many of whom are right here in this room tonight, and some pretty phenomenal men, fighting hard to make sure that they become the leaders who take us to the time when nobody ever has to say, 'me too' again." Oprah Winfrey accepts the 2018 Cecil B. de Mille award. #GoldenGlobes


Lack of mental health services in predominantly black schools means a domino effect as kids grow

Mental health and our youth.

news.stlpublicradio.org For many black school-age youth, mental health needs can fly under the radar. They can lead some parents, teachers and other adults to perceive it as kids


Do we have to eat meat to get protein? Let's ask the doctors

Find out more here: http://bit.ly/2sEa1pT

(Segment from What The Health, available on Netflix now)

Upcoming Workshop!


As a psychologist I believe it’s important to study all theories and proven studies about mental health. Watch this video about understanding the cause of depression and anxiety. https://www.facebook.com/yadaawakening/videos/1977602615815091/

The Gut and depression!! What they won't tell you.- yada

Now that we’ve had to “fall back” an hour, the long dark days can cause a damper. Look into making a new fall/winter routine! This can include easy things like changing your lightbulb’s to a higher wattage, cutting back on meat/dairy/processed foods, investing in a light therapy box, and connecting with friends and family by mailing greeting cards! Either way- make the best seasonal routine ever! And kick the winter blues in the backside!

[08/31/17]   Get ready y'all- #MCHoustonStrong is in full effect!
Who is MC Houston Strong- it's Marva and Carmen's effort to help local residents in Houston to remain strong by providing hygiene items, household products, and free brief trauma therapy. We are not going through Red Cross, we are not donating via text, WE ourselves are driving down to a badly hit apartment complex in Houston to help the residents. We selected the location because we have a cousin who lives there on the third floor of an apartment building and she was flooded out. So imagine what happened to the apartments on the first and second floor? The toys that will never be replaced, the pictures that are ruined by water? Hundreds of families have lost EVERYTHING, so we will spring into action.
How can you help a St. Louis local effort which will provide PROOF of where your donation will go....follow our threads for details to come. We will have collection stations throughout St. Louis where you can drop of your new and unopened items. We personally will Facebook live our journey and drive to Houston, to the people, to do the work!
Of course you know I will be offering pro-bono community trauma treatment to adults and children, as well as leaving them with some coping strategies as they rebuild.
Please share, and comment. Details coming soon!!!!!!

The ABPsi (Association of Black Psychologists) pins an open letter regarding Charlottesville.

The American Psychological Association (APA) pins an open letter about Chartlottesville.

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