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Wesson Remains Thankful Despite Family’s Personal Heartbreak
November 28, 2019
L.A. Council President shares pain of son’s battle with homelessness and addiction. ... read more »
Dorsey Football Legend Shows Disparities in Justice, Mental Health System Part 2
November 21, 2019
Former Dorsey Football star Antonio Carrion was once considered to be the best wide receiver in southern California and the nation. His battle with Bipolar Paranoid Schizophrenia led him to homelessness and the Criminal Justice System, showing the lack of institutional resources put in place for people living with mental illness.  ... read more »
Dorsey Football Legend Shows Disparities in Justice, Mental Health System Part 1
November 7, 2019
Former Dorsey Football star Antonio Carrion was once considered to be the best wide receiver in southern California and the nation. His battle with Bipolar Paranoid Schizophrenia led him to homelessness and the Criminal Justice System, showing the lack of institutional resources put in place for people living with mental illness. ... read more »
Private, Online Therapy Could Be Best Choice When Help is Needed
November 7, 2019
Shameka Mitchell Williams, who is the owner of The Chrysalis Center, LLC, is one of 300 licensed therapists in Louisiana who offers online video counseling according to the ... read more »
Councilmember Marqueece Harris Dawson Brings Healing Circles to South L.A.
October 10, 2019
The Community Safety Initiative delivers mental health services in the form of Healing Circles to residents across South L.A., in conjunction with existing summer programs like Summer Night Lights. ... read more »
Healing Our Heart, Mind and Body
September 5, 2019
Recently I received a call and was asked if I knew someone who wanted to join the team of some of the best and brightest people working on a research project in the area of HIV/AIDS. The project was entitled, “Healing Our Heart, Mind and Body”. It’s not too often to be presented with an opportunity to work with both friends and people you admire. So, when Dr. Gail Wyatt asked if I knew of a person, in particular a man, that wanted to work on this project with her and her team, I said “I’ve got just the right guy for you—ME!” ... read more »
Hosea Chanchez Stars in One-Man Show ‘Good Mourning’
August 22, 2019
“Good Mourning,” is a one-man play that digs into grief, trauma, loss and mental health. ... read more »
Dr. Patrice Harris Sworn-In as the American Medical Association’s First Black Female President
July 25, 2019
"And I hope to be tangible evidence for young girls and young boys and girls from communities of color that you can aspire to be a physician. Not only that, you can aspire to be a leader in organized medicine,” said Dr. Patrice A. Harris, a psychiatrist from Atlanta, was sworn-in as the 174th president of the American Medical Association (AMA). ... read more »
Mental health is as important as physical health
July 18, 2019
We can each be part of the change by asking for help when we need it, and making sure our friends and family do the same. ... read more »
‘Color Him Father,’ A New Narrative on Black Fatherhood and Grief in America
July 18, 2019
In 2019, Drake published his first book, “Color Him Father” as a resource for Black grieving fathers. The title of the book was inspired by the song “Color Him Father” by the 60s musical group, The Winstons. ... read more »
Kaiser Mental-Health Workers Reject Latest Contract Offer
July 13, 2019
Mental health workers at Kaiser Permanente facilities rejected the latest contract offer from the company, union officials announced today as they called for a resumption of labor negotiations. ... read more »
Student Athlete of the Week: Daaton Thomas
July 11, 2019
Crenshaw senior pitcher Daaton Thomas knows the importance of having patience. As team captain, he knows that the team is looking up to him during games. His outlook of the game will be passed on to his teammates, so optimism is key. ... read more »
L.A. County Officials OK Juvenile Hall CCTV, Study Long-Term Fixes
June 13, 2019
The cameras are a shorter term practical solution to safety concerns raised by juveniles and probation officers. ... read more »
Television and Film Producer Datari Turner Reflects on His Journey
June 13, 2019
Turner Reaches New Heights As He Heads To the 23rd Annual American Black Film Festival ... read more »
WATCH: Taraji P. Henson on Mental Health before the Congressional Black Caucus
June 12, 2019
Taraji P. Henson opening statement before the Congressional Black Caucus Emergency Taskforce on Black Youth Suicide and Mental Health: “We, in the African American community, we don’t deal with mental health issues. ... read more / watch video »
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