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African Americans Mental Illness Stigma

Royce White Suspended Amid Dispute Over Mental Illness: What Is It?

Posted 01.08.2013 | Black Voices

Houston Rockets' officials announced Sunday that the organization would be suspending rookie Royce White amid ongoing debate over how to best address ...

One Man's 40-Day Fast Aims To Raise Awareness About Black Men And Suicide

The Huffington Post | Patrice Peck | Posted 09.01.2012 | Black Voices

For the past 34 days, water and an occasional glass of juice have been the only source of sustenance for Chicago theater artist Wendell Tucker. Aft...

How to Help Young Men? Start When They're Children

Dr. Harold Koplewicz | Posted 12.11.2011 | Impact
Dr. Harold Koplewicz

We have every reason to believe, however, that early intervention is the cheapest and the most effective way to ensure that black and Latino boys can take advantage of education opportunities and be prepared for the job market.

Addressing Mental Health During This Economic Downturn

Mychal Denzel Smith | Posted 11.13.2012 | Black Voices
Mychal Denzel Smith

With a rate of unemployment for black male teenagers up near 50 percent and what we know about the correlation between joblessness/poverty and depression/suicide, this is a potentially dangerous and deadly moment.

Black And Depressed: Overcoming The Stigma

Therese Borchard | Posted 10.15.2011 | Black Voices
Therese Borchard

The stigma and prejudice toward mental health issues in black communities is especially thick, making it very difficult for persons suffering from depression or anxiety (or any mood disorder) to acknowledge it, let alone seek treatment.

I Have A Mental Illness. So What?

New Harbinger | Posted 10.15.2011 | Black Voices
New Harbinger

How do African Americans begin to eliminate the stigma of mental illness so that we can get the help we need sooner rather than later, and support those who need it?