Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Tag: black mental health

Mentally Ill Black People Are Disproportionately Represented...

  Two demographic groups in America that face a disproportionate risk of death at the hands of police are Black people and those who are...

Police Killings Are Damaging The Mental Health...

A recent report published in a leading British medical journal has confirmed concerns long-held by racial justice activists: police killings of African-Americans has damaging...

Minnesota County Ordered to Pay $1.5M Settlement...

Hennepin County has agreed to pay $1.5 million to settle a wrongful death suit brought by the family of a 6-year-old girl who committed...

New Report Hints at ‘Personal Struggles’ Dr....

Nearly two months after his body was pulled from the Chattahoochee River, friends and family of missing CDC worker Dr. Timothy Cunningham say the...

Critics Say Naked Teacher Gunned Down by...

The man shot and killed by Richmond police along Interstate 95 on Monday was a local high school teacher who graduated with honors from...

Stephon Clark’s Brother Stevante Denied Bail After...

The brother of police shooting victim Stephon Clark was arrested Thursday, April 19, on four allegations, including suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon...

Why Are Black Children Committing Suicide?

For years, most thought that suicide was not a serious problem in the African-American community. Indeed, overall, the total suicide rate for African-Americans is...

Race-Based Trauma Is Real and Mental Health...

“Black people don’t go to therapy.” It’s an oft-quoted belief that, for various reasons, has been hard to shake within the black community —...

8 Black Celebrities Living with Bipolar Disorder

Chris Brown R&B/pop singer Chris Brown was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder in 2014 following a string of high-profile incidents that had the...

Death of Black Prosecutor Found On Florida...

The death of a Florida prosecutor whose body was found on a Hollywood beach earlier this year has been ruled a suicide, the Hollywood...

Pioneering Black Female Judge Took Own Life,...

After a months-long investigation, the New York City medical examiner's office determined Wednesday, July 26, that the mysterious death of trailblazing justice Sheila Abdus-Salaam,...

The Stigma of Mental Illness Often Prevents...

In 2009, Garren Fain moved from Columbia, S.C., where a new job opportunity awaited his mom in Atlanta, Ga. He was in seventh grade...

Texas Gov. Signs ‘Sandra Bland Act’ That Doesn’t...

Two years after the death of Sandra Bland, a Black women arrested in Texas during a routine traffic stop who died days later in...

Suicide Among African-Americans Is on the Rise and...

A Georgia pastor is on a mission to raise awareness of suicide in the Black community and its connection to the church. How's he doing...

Widow of Uber Engineer Who Killed Himself...

It was last August that Zecole Thomas found her husband, self-taught computer engineer Joseph Thomas, dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Now, she's suing...

How a Hip-Hop Album Shined a Much-Needed...

Days after releasing his No. 1 album, "I Decided" last month, Big Sean went on the “Breakfast Club” to open up about his most...

Kanye West Hospitalized for Psychiatric Evaluation Right...

Kanye West has been hospitalized and put under psychiatric evaluation after he was said to be acting "erratically" at his trainer's house in Los...

Why Many Black Women, Men Suffer in...

Approximately 2.8 million American adults suffer from binge eating disorders — a common mental illness characterized by recurring episodes of overeating where the sufferer...

This Baltimore Elementary School Swaps Detention for...

It's common practice for schools to discipline unruly students by placing them in timeout or sending them to detention. But a Baltimore elementary school...

Frequent Exposure to Shootings of Black People...

Graphic footage of Terence Crutcher's final moments have been on a constant loop since his ill-fated encounter with police, playing over and over again...

Is Racism to Blame for Rise in...

African-Americans were once thought to be shielded from suicide. Cultural and religious traditions forbade the act, and the mental health conditions that often lead...