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Kweku’s Korner By Kweku Akyirefi Amoasi When the conversation of Mental Health arises, the masses leave the conversation. We have been conditioned to believe that mental health is divorced from physical health. We have been conditioned to believe that mental health is only dealing with illnesses, such as anxiety, depression, and trauma. The reality is […]
By Lisa M. Gomez Assistant Secretary for the Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) In 2008, Congress passed a law requiring health plans and insurance companies to treat individuals with mental health conditions and substance use disorders fairly. The law — called the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act, or MHPAEA — doesn’t require plans […]
By Paula Penebaker People have been facing challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic, including loneliness, isolation, missed milestones and increased anxiety. In addition, there are disparities in health care, such as access to health insurance and socio-economic pressures, that put Black people at even greater risk for trauma, grief and other mental health issues. The We […]
By Ashley Smith The challenges of motherhood have only grown since the outbreak of COVID-19. Monique Garvin, a Black mom who lives in Columbia, South Carolina, said navigating pregnancy during the pandemic was a feat. She constantly felt lonely and worried. “It was really hard for me being isolated from family,” Garvin said. “I feel […]
By Paula Penebaker Being a Black man in America often means being your brother’s keeper. Yet, when it comes to mental health, many Black men still struggle to tackle this important issue. Today, this topic is being discussed more openly since actor Will Smith slapped comedian Chris Rock at the Academy Awards. Just moments later, […]
By Ana Martinez-Ortiz When Amaii Collins was in high school she didn’t feel OK. She didn’t know what was wrong, nor did she know how to broach the topic. “I didn’t know what it was like to feel happy about myself,” she said. “Or walk into a building and not feel like everyone was talking […]
By Matt Martinez Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service This story was originally published by Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service, where you can find other stories reporting on fifteen city neighborhoods in Milwaukee. Visit milwaukeenns.org. Some Milwaukee health leaders say they are seeing a surge in eating disorders that they link to challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic. […]
By Kathy Gaillard freelance contributor July is National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month. It was first formally recognized in May 2008 by the late Bebe Moore Campbell, a best-selling author, journalist, teacher and mental health advocate. Campbell passed away from cancer at the young age of 56 but not before witnessing the devastation of identifying, […]