Rheeda Walker, PhD, is an award-winning professor of psychology at the University of Houston, licensed clinical psychologist, and influential scholar who has published more than sixty scientific papers on African American adult mental health, suicide risk, and psychological resilience. She is also the author of the highly acclaimed The Unapologetic Guide to Black Mental Health. Dr. Walkers’ expertise has been cited in countless media outlets, including The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, and The Houston Chronicle. She is a Georgia native who now claims Houston, Texas, as home with her husband and teenage son.