IT’S TIME Take The Pledge for self-care
to be our priority—
self-care that’s
good for the heart.

Real Stories from the Heart

Find your tribe – your friends know what you’re going through, so check in with each one. Remember that ‘no’ is a full sentence, and really stop to take a breath, especially when you are feeling overwhelmed.

Stephanie GatesChicago, IL

Read Stephanie’s story in ESSENCE

You cannot function at your best for your family, your job, your friends, your church and community, if you don’t give yourself your best first.
Stephanie JohnsonChicago, IL

Read Stephanie’s story in ESSENCE

49% of Black women over the age of 20
are living with heart disease.

Release the Pressure is bringing together
Black women from across America —
reminding them to make self-care a
priority to improve their heart health.
Take The Pledge

For Health Care Professionals

Learn more about supporting patients on their heart health journey and how your team can be involved in the campaign.

Share to Start Building Your Squad

Meet the Release The Pressure Squad

The RTP Heart Health Squad, a coalition of national health care professional organizations and heart health experts with a shared goal of partnering with Black women to support their heart health.

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