Mental Health Archives

Children and mental health: What can you do to help your child?

September 13, 2018

By: Priscilla Q. Williams, RN Author, Speaker, Certified Life Coach, Global Nurse According to the Children’s Mental Health Report, mental health disorders are the most common diseases of childhood. An estimated 17.1 million children have or have had a psychiatric disorder more than the number of children with cancer, diabetes, and AIDS combined. This is… [Read More]

Grants to expand mental health services in schools

July 26, 2018

Sixty-four school districts and consortia are sharing $3.25 million in state grant funding to provide school-based mental health services. All of the funded projects involve collaboration with community mental health providers and other stakeholders to create comprehensive support systems for children, youth, and families. The new, competitive grant program attracted proposals from 141 applicants, representing… [Read More]

Ten staggering stats show how mental health care fails people of color

June 21, 2018

Nearly one in five American adults will deal with a mental health issue in a given year. While research and advocacy have come a long way when it comes to mental health, there’s still one area that is highly under-addressed: How mental illness affects people of color. There has been some progress in recent years… [Read More]

‘Strong black man’ hurts black men with mental health issues

April 12, 2018

To be African American, male, and mentally ill is to face a particular cultural medical challenge. Emotional vulnerability is a prerequisite for good mental health – and admitting feelings of fear, pain, sadness, or panic is a condition for the diagnosis of a mental disorder. Yet many African American men are brought up in a… [Read More]