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The Extra Stigma of Mental Illness for African-Americans

The Extra Stigma of Mental Illness for African-Americans

The Extra Stigma of Mental Illness for African-Americans The Extra Stigma of Mental Illness for African-Americans For many Black people, all of this is further compounded by the lack of access to mental health services in our communities. According to a 2018 report from the American Psychological Association’s Center for Workforce Studies, only 4 percent of therapists are African-American, while …

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Welcome to the Covid-19 Mental Health Struggle

Welcome to the Covid-19 Mental Health Struggle

Welcome to the Covid-19 Mental Health Struggle Welcome to the Covid-19 Mental Health Struggle The Diary Project An artist with schizoaffective disorder shares her strategy for self-care. Teresa Watson is an artist living in Joshua Tree, Calif. She paints and draws as an outlet for her mental health struggles. The Diary Project is a weekly visual assignment series produced by …

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When Things Aren’t OK With a Child’s Mental Health

When Things Aren’t OK With a Child’s Mental Health

When Things Aren’t OK With a Child’s Mental Health When Things Aren’t OK With a Child’s Mental Health Dr. Spinks-Franklin suggested a free downloadable ebook about coronavirus for children, put out in collaboration with the American Psychological Association. “I actually read that with one of my patients through our online call,” she said. “She was just so anxious about coronavirus …

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At Talkspace, Start-Up Culture Collides With Mental Health Concerns

At Talkspace, Start-Up Culture Collides With Mental Health Concerns

At Talkspace, Start-Up Culture Collides With Mental Health Concerns At Talkspace, Start-Up Culture Collides With Mental Health Concerns Signing up with Talkspace is quick. Users create an account, fill out a questionnaire, and get a choice of therapists, who work for the platform as independent contractors. Those who sign up for the “Unlimited Messaging Therapy Plus” plan, at $260 a …

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Trump niece’s claim about president’s mental health backed by Yale psychiatrist

Trump niece's claim about president's mental health backed by Yale psychiatrist

Trump niece’s claim about president’s mental health backed by Yale psychiatrist Trump niece’s claim about president’s mental health backed by Yale psychiatrist The Independent employs reporters around the world to bring you truly independent journalism. To support us, please consider a contribution. A Yale psychiatrist has supported Mary Trump’s claims that the president – her uncle – may have severe mental …

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Michael Phelps Documentary Criticizes U.S. Olympic Committee on Mental Health

Michael Phelps Documentary Criticizes U.S. Olympic Committee on Mental Health

Michael Phelps Documentary Criticizes U.S. Olympic Committee on Mental Health Michael Phelps Documentary Criticizes U.S. Olympic Committee on Mental Health The relationship between the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee and its most decorated Olympian, Michael Phelps, has been rocky for years. The more Phelps won, and did he ever win, racking up 28 Olympic medals across five Games, the …

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Coronavirus, Confederate flags, and mental fitness: Trump struggles for answers in heated interview with Fox News

Coronavirus, Confederate flags, and mental fitness: Trump struggles for answers in heated interview with Fox News

Coronavirus, Confederate flags, and mental fitness: Trump struggles for answers in heated interview with Fox News Coronavirus, Confederate flags, and mental fitness: Trump struggles for answers in heated interview with Fox News The Independent employs reporters around the world to bring you truly independent journalism. To support us, please consider a contribution. Donald Trump defended his performance in handling the coronavirus …

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Living With Aphantasia, the Inability to Make Mental Images

Living With Aphantasia, the Inability to Make Mental Images

Living With Aphantasia, the Inability to Make Mental Images Living With Aphantasia, the Inability to Make Mental Images It is possible that people who have identified their aphantasia still don’t know the full extent of what they’re missing. I learned only recently that metaphors are meant to evoke images. For instance, when some people hear “My job interview was a …

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The Pandemic’s Mental Toll: More Ripple Than Tsunami

The Pandemic’s Mental Toll: More Ripple Than Tsunami

The Pandemic’s Mental Toll: More Ripple Than Tsunami The Pandemic’s Mental Toll: More Ripple Than Tsunami The evidence from recent surveys asking people about their emotions during the pandemic is not convincing one way or the other either, experts said. One reason is that these surveys often do not make distinctions between people in the thick of the action — …

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Dr. Bertram Brown, Mental Health Advocate, Is Dead at 89

Dr. Bertram Brown, Mental Health Advocate, Is Dead at 89

Dr. Bertram Brown, Mental Health Advocate, Is Dead at 89 Dr. Bertram Brown, Mental Health Advocate, Is Dead at 89 In 1963, a month before he was assassinated, Kennedy signed an amendment to the Social Security Act, the first major legislation to address mental illness and intellectual disabilities. Dr. Brown was a special assistant to the president on issues regarding …

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