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The Heartbreaking Story of Josh Marks, Chicago's MasterChef

The Heartbreaking Story of Josh Marks, Chicago’s MasterChef

by Jamilah King on June 25 2014, 12:20PM

The reality TV star’s demise shows the barriers that black Americans face when trying to seek help for mental illnesses.

Topics: Culture

Prisons' Fastest Growing Population: Mentally Ill, Aging Inmates

Prisons’ Fastest Growing Population: Mentally Ill, Aging Inmates

by Julianne Hing on June 16 2014, 11:41AM

Today, prisons function as “society’s psychiatric institutions.”

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Comedian Kristina Wong Opens Up About Mental Illness and Chinese-Americans

Comedian Kristina Wong Opens Up About Mental Illness and Chinese-Americans

by Jamilah King on May 16 2014, 11:00AM

She toured with her show about Asian-American women and depression for seven years.

Topics: Culture

Does Bollywood Drop the Ball on Mental Health? Play

Does Bollywood Drop the Ball on Mental Health?

by Jamilah King on April 11 2014, 12:22PM

The Aerogram makes a pretty compelling case.

Topics: Culture

Suicide Crisis Continues Among Native Youth on Reservations

Suicide Crisis Continues Among Native Youth on Reservations

by Von Diaz on March 10 2014, 3:50PM

Native youth are more than three times more likely to commit suicide than any other group.

Topics: /NOW, Youth and Race

 Rapper Danny Brown Tweets About His Struggle With Mental Illness

Rapper Danny Brown Tweets About His Struggle With Mental Illness

by Jamilah King on February 17 2014, 12:53PM

He also sheds light on the broader issue of black men to cope with depression and anxiety.

Topics: /NOW

One Asian-American Mom Breaks the Silence About Postpartum Depression

One Asian-American Mom Breaks the Silence About Postpartum Depression

by Julianne Hing on November 14 2013, 9:00AM

Sharline Chiang chips away at the stigma around Asian Americans and mental illness.

Topics: Health, /NOW

NFL Player Wears Green Cleats for Mental Health Awareness Despite Fine

NFL Player Wears Green Cleats for Mental Health Awareness Despite Fine

by Jamilah King on October 11 2013, 9:17AM

Brandon Marshall had a point to make.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Latina Filmmaker Vanessa Libertad Garcia Dies at Age 29

Latina Filmmaker Vanessa Libertad Garcia Dies at Age 29

by Von Diaz on August 29 2013, 10:03AM

A promising young filmmaker at the beginning of her career, Garcia took her life on August 17.

Topics: /NOW

Report: Immigration Enforcement Takes Heavy Toll On Kids' Physical And Mental Health

Report: Immigration Enforcement Takes Heavy Toll On Kids’ Physical And Mental Health

by on June 6 2013, 11:20AM

A new report reveals that immigration reform could save hundreds of thousands of children from suffering physical and mental health strains.

Topics: Immigration Reform, /NOW

Older Asian American Women Have Highest Suicide Rate

Older Asian American Women Have Highest Suicide Rate

by Jorge Rivas on January 23 2013, 4:57PM

Asian American women ages 65 and older had a higher suicide rate - 6.5 per 100,000 - than any other racial or ethnic group.

Topics: Health, /NOW

Study Finds 90% Jump in ADHD Diagnosis Amongst Black Girls

by Jorge Rivas on January 22 2013, 2:18PM

A new study of health records from California found the rate of children diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) rose dramatically between 2001 and 2010.

Topics: Health, /NOW

What's the Best Way to Prevent Another Sandy Hook? [Reader Forum]

What’s the Best Way to Prevent Another Sandy Hook? [Reader Forum]

by Nia King on January 22 2013, 8:31AM

Colorlines readers responds to the White House’s proposals to prevent gun violence.

Topics: Guns, Health

What Obama's Gun Plan Means For Mental Health Care

What Obama’s Gun Plan Means For Mental Health Care

by on January 17 2013, 8:52AM

There’s scant evidence of a link between mental illness and violence. Still, advocates say, the mental health system desperately needs more resources and attention.

Topics: Guns, Health

Private Prison Company's New Profit Source: Mental Health

Private Prison Company’s New Profit Source: Mental Health

by on September 6 2012, 10:00AM

The State of Texas is poised to outsource management of a public psychiatric hospital to a company that’s made its billions in the business of private criminal and civil immigration lockup.

Topics: Health

Making Mental Health Awareness Year-round

by Julianne Hing on August 2 2012, 6:31PM

So July, and National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, are over. What are you doing to take care of yourself today?

Topics: Health, /NOW

#NoShameDay and the Fight to Eradicate the Stigma of Mental Illness

#NoShameDay and the Fight to Eradicate the Stigma of Mental Illness

by Jorge Rivas on July 2 2012, 6:22PM

July is National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month.

Topics: Health, /NOW

One Runner's Step-by-Step Path to Justice

One Runner’s Step-by-Step Path to Justice

by Mónica Novoa on May 30 2012, 10:00AM

Donna Hernández gives us her personal story of how running changed the way she dealt with stress, and approached social justice work.

Topics: Health

How to Do Right By Yourself While Busy Saving the World

How to Do Right By Yourself While Busy Saving the World

by Mónica Novoa on May 30 2012, 10:00AM

People dedicated to racial justice are often so focused on strengthening our communities, we fail to remain healthy ourselves. Monica Novoa speaks with organizers who are helping the movement mind its own mental health.

Topics: Drop the I-Word, Health

Young, Depressed, and Of Color: Why Schools and Doctors Get It Wrong

Young, Depressed, and Of Color: Why Schools and Doctors Get It Wrong

by Jamilah King on May 29 2012, 9:25AM

From the classroom to the clinician’s office, there’s a long and troubling relationship between racism and the mental health field.

Topics: Health

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