Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) affects 17 million Americans of all ages, races, and gender. Many think it’s strictly a problem for kids and young adults, but it affects adults too. […]
Tag: Mental health
Eating Disorders in the Black Community
By Anissa Durham Originally appeared in Word in Black People of color, especially Black Americans, are significantly less likely to receive help for eating issues, despite suffering from them as […]
Dr. Cheryl “Action” Jackson shows us how to RESET
Hundreds gathered at Renaissance Dallas Plano Legacy West hotel to learn the many reasons and ways to RESET their lives. This event was the brainchild of Dr. Cheryl “Action” Jackson, […]
The Effect of School Shootings on Youth Populations
By Brahmani Tirumalaraju School shootings in the United States have rapidly increased and remain at an all time high from the past few decades. The impact of gun violence in […]
There’s Hope: 988 Is the New Suicide Prevention Lifeline Number
By Alexa Spencer Originally appeared in Word in Black The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline will change its phone number to a three-digit dialing code, 988, on July 16. People experiencing […]
988 officially activated as the new connect to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
On Saturday, July 16, people nationwide had access to the new three-digit number that would direct callers to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. The new dialing code 988 was modeled […]
The Launch of 988 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
On Saturday June 16th, 988 will officially be launched as the National Crisis & Suicide Prevention Hotline. After countless decades of awareness and advocacy brought to attention regarding the development […]
Toxic Positivity: When Is It too Much?
In a time where the world is seemingly falling apart more everyday, wallowing in how sad everything is or viewing things through rose colored glasses to protect your mental health could seem like attractive options. In times like this however, we have to learn to recognize when we are protecting our mental health and blinding ourselves with toxic positivity from the realities of the world.
Black Boys and Men Deserve Mental Health Support Too
By Alexa Spencer Black men are just as human as everyone else. They feel a range of emotions, dream of living a good life, and experience ups and downs — […]
The Paradox of Medication
Prescription medication is a complicated issue for those with mental illnesses to navigate in a time of opioid epidemics and more emerging knowledge of how pharmaceutical companies are run to improve their mental health without running the risk of addiction.