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New Report Examines the Startling Highs – and Lows – of Mental Health Treatement in America
November 17, 2022
Officials want to track changes in the prevalence of mental health issues and access to mental health care, understand how changes in national data reflect the impact of legislation and policies, and increase dialogue with and improve outcomes for individuals and families with mental health needs. ... read more »
California’s Investments May Not Be Enough to Aid Youth Mental Health Care
October 27, 2022
In August, ... hosted a mental health panel centered around the voices of young girls and women of color. The session was organized as part of the organization’s Youth of Color initiative. ... read more »
Carletta Cole’s Nonprofit Helps Caregivers Receive Care
September 8, 2022
Caregiver Safe Place, Inc. was created to help caregivers get respite care and a little TLC. There is a job that millions of people do every day and it mostly goes unnoticed or acknowledged—caregiving. ... read more »
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Peer Run Mental Health Organization Advocating for Black Patients
August 4, 2022
July 31 marked the end of Mental Health Observance Month, but for Rayshell Chambers and others, the importance of mental health goes far beyond one month, ... read more »
Michael Dixon’s ‘How Are You Healing?’ Album Out Now
July 13, 2022
Houston native and gospel recording artist and songwriter Michael Dixon's latest effort, “How Are You Healing?” (VGNBae Music Group/MNRK Music Group/indiblu) is out now on all music retail outlets. ... read more »
Five Ways to Support Your Child’s Mental Health
June 8, 2022
During the recent virtual town hall titled “Mental Wealth: COVID’s Impact on Mental Health in the Black Community,” a panel of trusted doctors discussed insights into how parents and caregivers can support their children’s mental health during the pandemic and beyond. ... read more »
Health Professionals Share Expert Advice at ‘Brothers, Can We Talk’  
May 5, 2022
Dedicated professionals of the Los Angeles African American medical community participated in the “Brothers Can We Talk” forum held on April 24, at Spa 313 Salon and Barbershop in Inglewood.  ... read more »
Simple Ways to Deal With Anxiety 
April 14, 2022
Ever found yourself anxious on a day-to-day basis dealing with the same emotions everyday? It is completely normal to have this feeling, especially with being in a global pandemic that has changed the way we live and interact with one another everyday. ... read more »
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Exploring Mental Health Effects of COVID-19 on African Americans
March 2, 2022
As Black History Month 2022 winds down, I find myself doing a mental assessment regarding how much progress we have truly made regarding addressing health disparities, especially as it relates to mental health, which now has everyone carrying more awareness and possibly less stigma. ... read more »
Anxiety and Depression During This Holiday Season are More Common Due to COVID-19 Pandemic
December 16, 2021
Taking Care of Your Mental Health is Critically Important ... read more »
Black and Latina women less likely to take sick days for fear of retribution
November 11, 2021
In a new survey of 2,000 working Americans that took a close look at the perceptions and racial disparities surrounding taking sick time. While the COVID-19 pandemic has Americans taking their health more seriously than ever, half of respondents feel discouraged by their workplace to call out to take care of themselves when feeling under the weather. ... read more »
LAPD Shootings Involving Mental Illness On The Rise
October 26, 2021
Police Chief Michel Moore said today that nearly a third of shootings by LAPD officers this year were in response to a person perceived to be mentally ill, up from about 21% at this point in 2020. Officers have opened fire 31 times so far in 2021, up from 24 at this point last year, Moore said. The four-year average for this time of year is just over 27 shootings by officers. ... read more »
Taste of Soul ‘Day of Service & Soul’ Gives to 2,000 Families
October 21, 2021
The drive-thru event saw cars waiting in line as far as the 10 freeway. ... read more »
Taste of Soul to Bring A ‘Day of Service & Soul’ to the Community
October 14, 2021
The drive-thru only event to give away free groceries, PPE supplies, and more ... read more »
Senator Kamlager-Dove’s C.R.I.S.E.S. Act, Supporting Local Solutions to Community Emergencies, Signed into Law by Governor Newsom
October 14, 2021
This week, Senator Sydney K. Kamlager-Dove’s (D - Los Angeles) bill, AB 118: CRISES Act: Community Response Initiative to Strengthen Emergency Systems was signed into law by Governor Newsom.  ... read more »
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