I come from a Latino family and the talking about mental issues
is just something that we don't discuss.
I have been suffering from depression and anxiety, ptsd for
the past 16 years of my life.
And I don't want to stay silent about it.
I wanna be able to talk to my family about it.
The reason I'm here in New Orleans because I'm seeking for
alternative healing methods.
I decided to try out voodoo, you know, and you know, spiritual
healing new or says give for you.
What does she give you?
What is she gonna reveal to you about yourself?
This is your essence as a person empress is what you will be
once you embrace who you are, spirit wants you to know that
behind all the depression and after all the depression is
a strong woman who emerges knowing a lot about herself.
So one thing you can really do in order to further on your healing
process is to engage in reflection, work like this, make it
an effort to every day, to keep track of your feelings, to be
forgiving and to most of all believe in yourself is the door
So we're asking him to open the door so that the other spirits
can come in and help.
Now, what I want you to do is focus on what you're looking to
have happen in your world, especially with this Greg bag.
Gregory bag is a traditional New Orleans voodoo and it contains
all sorts of magical ingredients to assist us in drawing positive
influences into our lives, say whatever little prayer work
And what I want you to do is take that John Roof, push it right
down in the center and lightly blow three times.
Oh It smells amazing.
I'm gonna be working on your chakras and normally you might
see colors, you might feel waves.
Um and then also just uh focus on your heart, gonna feel some
You might feel electrical currents, you might wanna cry,
you might wanna laugh, just allow whatever emotion comes
I feel very light, emotional.
Um But it's what I needed.
I feel like I really needed that.
Yeah, I feel like you did too.
So I just feel like there's some things you need to let go of
and just do some journaling, maybe write down some things
You should let go of allow yourself to trust in who you are.
With the decision I made of going to New Orleans because it
brought me closer to my mom.
It made it easier to communicate with her about my mental health
Don't forget that I'm here for you and that you can share with
me anything or talk to me about anything you can always count
Ok, mom, I hope that my journey can inspire others to open up
with their loved ones.