Tag: mental health

Death of black woman after police encounter sheds light on mental health, police abuse, cries for justice

Death of black woman after police encounter sheds light on mental health, police abuse, cries for justice

| June 10, 2015

By Charlene Muhammad Special to the NNPA from The Final Call LOS ANGELES (FinalCall.com)–Alesia Thomas, a black mother with mental health challenges, ended up arrested, punched, kicked and dead after an encounter involving five white LAPD officers, but only one of them Mary O’Callaghan currently stands trial. Ofc. O’Callaghan could only serve a maximum of […]

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How to direct a prejudice through language

How to direct a prejudice through language

| May 28, 2015

By Harold A. Maio Special to Frost Illustrated Using the word ‘stigma’ creates a stigma and perpetuates it There are many ways to project a prejudice. Among the cleverest are methods that assert a prejudice while appearing to be against it. That technique is widely employed, and seldom recognized as an assertion. “CMHI removes the […]

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Blacks becoming more comfortable discussing mental health

Blacks becoming more comfortable discussing mental health

| May 22, 2015

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–The National Institute of Mental Health estimates that there are more than 40 million Americans currently dealing with mental illnesses, not including issues related drug and alcohol use. But mental health treatment goes far beyond diagnoses and prescriptions. “You don’t have to be what we know as mentally […]

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Mental illness, violence no laughing matter

Mental illness, violence no laughing matter

| August 24, 2014

By Pastor E.A. Deckard Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward-Times “For too long we have swept the problems of mental illness under the carpet… and hoped that they would go away.”―Richard J. Codey “…of the sons of Issachar who had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do…”—1 Chronicles 12:32 […]

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Certain drugs linked to reduced violent crime rates

Certain drugs linked to reduced violent crime rates

| May 9, 2014

A number of ancient cultures considered criminal activity as the actions of a person in a diseased state and held the attitude they had to be “cured” to rectify the problem in a permanent way. While there is certainly a necessary “punishment” and “reparations” part of dealing with criminal offense, balancing that with a curative […]

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Women’s History Month Spotlight on Paula McGee—for having our backs

| March 5, 2014

By Jeanie Summerville Whatz up, babies? It pleases me so, that this Month is Women’s History Month because some spectacular, wonderful and dynamic women are being spotlighted for you. These women have enhanced our lives, our children’s lives, our relatives and friends lives and so many others lives, in one form or another. You need […]

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Health conference to focus on depression in the African American community

Health conference to focus on depression in the African American community

| October 9, 2013

State legislators set to collaborate with faith-based, medical, academic, and patient communities to combat depression Indianapolis–Amidst recent reports of the connections between mental illness and large-scale acts of violence, Black lawmakers from across the United States shall convene at the National Black Caucus of State Legislators’ (NBCSL) 20th Annual Black Dialogue on Health on October […]

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YWCA Northeast Indiana presents ‘Mental Health: Your Story, My Story’

| August 23, 2013

Courtesy of the YWCA FORT WAYNE—On Wednesday, August 28, YWCA Northeast Indiana will be hosting a discussion about mental health as it specifically relates to youth. This discussion will be led by author and advocate Larry Hayes. Mr. Hayes served as an editorial page editor at The Journal Gazette for more than 25 years and […]

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