mental health issues

via BlackAmericaWeb: As the conversation surrounding mental health in the black community continues to grow, celebrities are also sharing their personal experiences in record numbers. Actress Taraji P. Henson is the latest A-lister to open the dialogue courtesy of her new foundation to honor her late father who suffered from his own mental health issues. In an […]

via BCNN1- Clarissa Hamlin : Black people have found ways to cope with racism, traumas and the BBQ Beckys of the world. One of those ways, you ask? Many African Americans have joined churches to deal with stressful racial profiling incidents, which have skyrocketed in recent months. The coping mechanism has proven effective as worshippers have […]

It is intriguing to witness the tension that exists between clinical counseling and the faith community. I am keenly aware of how many people in the religious community have negative views of clinical counseling. The discovery that the co-pilot of the fatal Germanwings Flight 9525 had mental health issues, sparked open dialog surrounding this often […]

  A historic, first-time gathering of leaders from both the evangelical and Catholic communities met on Friday to discuss the importance of churches working together to address critical mental health issues. An overflow crowd of more than 3,300 people at Saddleback Church and an online audience for the live webcast witnessed the all-day unifying event, […]

    *Iyanla Vanzant will try to work her magic on troubled former WNBA star Chamique Holdsclaw in the next episode of her OWN series, “Iyanla: Fix My Life.” Despite enormous talent and professional success, the retired pro basketball player continues to struggle with personal inner demons that in the past have caused her to snap, including a […]