Tag: mental health

Lark Voorhies’ Exclusion From ‘Saved By The Bell’ Reboot Brings Attention To Black Mental Health Stigmas

Source: NBC / Getty Actress Lark Voorhies recently went on “Dr. Oz” and talked about being excluded from the upcoming reboot of the ’90s sitcom “Saved by the Bell.” As the sole Black cast member on the show, her story speaks volumes about how she could’ve possibly been excluded not just as a Black woman, […]

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OK, So SZA May Not Love Her Rolling Stone Cover, but It Sparked a Necessary Word About Mental Health

SZA, left, Megan Thee Stallion, NormaniScreenshot: Rolling Stones What’s wrong with this picture (above)? We see SZA, Megan Thee Stallion, and Normani, three brown-skinned, black leather-clad rising queens of the music industry in a photo evoking the height of Vibe’s iconic covers—but this time, for Rolling Stone (shot by Campbell Addy, notably the first black […]

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Schizophrenia in Women

In this episode schizophrenic Rachel Star Withers and cohost Gabe Howard discuss differences in age, symptoms, treatments, lifestyle, parenthood in the genders as they experience schizophrenia. Dr. Hayden Finch joins to explain the medical side.  Highlights in “Schizophrenia in Women” Episode [02:00] Age of Onset [04:45] Age of Onset in families with mental disorders [05:00] […]

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How Connection Saves Lives and How Policymakers Need to Understand That

Over the course of the day, we had amazing diversity across race, culture and age in our booth. Everyone could relate to mental health. Some people wanted to talk about themselves. Others were more comfortable discussing family and friends. All of the participants were interested in our screening tools and we quickly ran out of […]

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Psychology Around the Net: February 15, 2020

12 Subtle Signs of Anxiety: Do you have anxiety? Even if you don’t get outwardly nervous (shaking hands, quick breathing), you may still be struggling with anxiety that manifests in your behavior. Here are 12 little-known signs of anxiety, including constantly planning ahead and having difficulty delegating responsibilities to others. Sleep, Brain Development, and Mental […]

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Body Cam Footage Raises Questions Why 6-Year-Old Girl Was Sent to Mental Institution by School

Photo: Shutterstock Unfortunately, it’s no secret that black students are disciplined much harsher than their white counterparts. Even knowing that the case of 6-year-old Nadia King is still unusually disturbing. CBS News reports that the body camera footage of a Duval County sheriff shows that Nadia was completely calm upon her removal from Love Grove […]

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Psychology Around the Net: January 25, 2020

  How Brandon Learned to Small Talk and Why It Transformed All His Relationships: Do you struggle with making small talk? If so, you’re not alone. Many people dread the prospect of chatting it up with strangers. In this article, psychologist Jonice Webb PhD, explains how to get better at small talk by asking vertical […]

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Inside Schizophrenia: Comorbidity with Schizophrenia

Occupational therapist and host of the podcast Occupied, Brock Cook, will be joining us to discuss ways that he works with people with schizophrenia to manage multiple health issues.  Highlights from “Comorbidity with Schizophrenia” Episode [01:28] What is comorbidity [03:37] Antipsychotic medication side effects leading to comorbidity [05:00] Obesity with schizophrenia [08:30] Medication side effect […]

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Former Coach, NBA Community Express Concern After Disturbing Videos of Delonte West Surface: ‘This Is So Very Painful’

Delonte West #13 of the Dallas Mavericks gets up from the floor during a 112-108 Los Angeles Lakers win at Staples Center on April 15, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. Photo: Harry How (Getty Images) Former NBA star Delonte West is probably best remembered as an integral member of the Cleveland Cavaliers during the 2008 […]

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Why Celebrity Narratives Can Be Dangerous for Your Mental Health

Are stories and personal narratives always a change agent for good? Or can they also be used for less altruistic purposes? And what happens when you add the multiplying power of celebrity and influencers into the mix of a good narrative? Humans tend to be a trusting bunch. When someone tells us a story, most […]

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