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When the Mental Health System Failed Me, Online Communities Became My Coping Mechanisms

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For the Guardian, Hannah Giorgis writes that online communities became her de-facto mental health support after she was failed by her university’s services.

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Tanisha Anderson’s Death Ruled a Homicide

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The death of Tanisha Anderson, the 37-year-old woman killed by Cleveland police, has been ruled a homicide. The Northeast Ohio Media Group reports that the official report from the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s office, states that “sudden death associated with physical restraint in a prone position.” A representative from the office noted that Anderson’s heart […]

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Event: Face of Darkness – Journey to Healing

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Filmmakers Squeaky Moore and Kenneth “KT” Nelson, along with executive producers Terrie M. Williams and Mari Yanuzzi will host the  “Face of Darkness” – Journey to Healing event at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 in New York City at 6 p.m.

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Report: mental health services lacking for poor youth in Washington

According to a study released by a Washington D.C. advocacy group, at least 5,000 of the District’s poorest children are not receiving adequate mental health treatment. The study, released by the Children’s Law Center, attempts to assess how well the District is caring for the city’s 96,000 children insured by Medicaid. 

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Mother who drove children into ocean held on $1.2 million bond, remains under psychological watch

A North Carolina mother of three is being held in isolation and on $1.2 million bond after attempting to drown her children by driving them into the ocean. Ebony Wilkerson’s defense attorneys have argued that she belongs in a mental hospital, not a jail cell. 

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Rapper Danny Brown’s struggle with mental illness

Detroit-based rap artist Danny Brown is known for his dark imagery in his lyrics. Turns out that it comes from a place inside of Brown’s struggle that many do not know about. But during a recent Twitter vent, the musician opened up about his battle with mental illness. 

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Pastor commits suicide in front of pleading son one year after wife’s death

A suburban Illinois pastor has shot and killed himself inside of his Matteson home. Pastor Ed Montgomery’s pleading son and mother begged him not to take his life on Saturday, but the grief due to the loss of his wife overcame him. Montgomery and his wife Prophetess Jackie Montgomery had both served at the Full […]

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Who are the three largest mental health providers? Jails.

Cook County Jail in Illinois, Los Angeles County Corrections Facility and Rikers Island in New York are the three main providers from which most of the nation receives mental health treatment. USA Today analyzed the Community Mental Health Act, the last peace of legislation signed by President John F. Kennedy.

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You Are Not Alone

You are not alone! Yes I get it, the struggle is real. A lot of times in life we get to these plateau’s and we hate where we are. Once we get to this place, we feel like we will be stuck here forever. You’ve put in so much hard work, you’ve shed so many […]

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Recognizing Link Between Emotional Trauma and Youth Violence

With so many of our young people growing up in neighborhoods steeped in violence, it is imperative that we take seriously the toll it takes on their emotional health, and how that only perpetuates the cycle of violence.

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