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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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News Flash

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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Featured Post

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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Featured Article

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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Featured Article

REPORT: Half of People Shot by Police are Mentally Ill

According to an investigation conducted by the Portland Press Herald and Maine Sunday Telegram, a shockingly high percentage of those shot by police are mentally ill.

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Featured Article

Murder-Suicide Leaves Three U. of Maryland Students Dead

Three University of Maryland students are dead after a murder-suicide on campus. So very tragic. Our thoughts are with the families who have suffered this great loss.

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