mental illness

  via Newsone: We are praying for former Cleveland Cavs Guard Delonte West.. He’s been has been battling mental illness over the years and now it he is e the subject of some troubling video footage that was posted to social media this weekend. West, who played 10 seasons in the NBA for four teams as […]

via BlackAmericaWeb: Idris Elba’s daughter, Isan, used her platform as a 2019 Golden Globes Ambassador to bring awareness to mental illness in the Black community during a panel discussion at luncheon in Beverly Hills last week. “It was only about two years ago that my mom opened up to me,” Isan shared with PEOPLE about her mother, Hanne “Kim” […]

via BlackDoctor: This topic is a very new yet touchy subject for me. I grew up with the mindset that if you played by the rules, checked all the boxes, got the answers right, then you won the game of life. Examples would be plastered on every billboard in my hometown. It was either, you […]

via BlackDoctor: Mental illness affects more than 43 million American adults. But barriers to accessing treatment continue to leave those struggling at risk. More than 100 million Americans, for example, are reported to live in areas without enough mental health workers to address the needs of their population. Aside from accessibility, common barriers to care […]

10 Points On Mental Illness And The Local Church For the past 15 years, I’ve worked feverishly on developing a full-time counseling center for the members of the congregations that I’ve served and the communities surrounding them. My seminary experiences coupled with pastoring people made me acutely aware of my own inadequacies in ministering effectively […]

The Alfred Olango shooting raises more questions about the nation's police. How should they respond to the mentally ill?

Fourteen-year-old Bresha Meadows took the life of her father in July. She is currently behind bars on charges of aggravated murder. But Bresha’s family is calling her a “hero,” who saved them all from the verbally and physically abusive Jonathan Meadows. Police allege Bresha shot her father as he slept in their Warren, Ohio home, using the same gun with which […]

ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images Demi Lovato‘s speech on opening night of the Democratic National Convention took a very personal turn, as the singer spoke candidly about her battle with mental illness and the role she says politicians should take in ensuring care for others struggling with it. “Like millions of Americans, I am living with mental illness. But I’m […]

July is Minority Mental Health Month, a month to spread awareness about how mental illnesses specifically affects people of color, and to erase the stigma and misinformation that plagues POC when it comes to mental illness. One way to spread awareness is through dialogue. I had a candid conversation with three black women writers (Ashley Reese, […]

In the eyes of many, athletes are real-life superheroes, able to perform extraordinary feats for the personal highlight reel of fans and mention of sports commentators worldwide. As someone regarded as “the female Michael Jordan,” Chamique Holdsclaw more than fit that mold, with a string of honors (seven high school basketball championships, three consecutive NCAA […]

He was in a Jack in the Box parking lot, wearing a hospital gown and no shoes, when a fan approached him. His eyes remained closed for two pictures, after having “wander[ed] the streets of Houston” for some time. He was asked whether he was the Delonte West, the eight-year, well-known NBA alum. To that […]

Fifteen years ago, actress Lisa Nicole Carson was enjoying the fruits of a successful acting career, known for the TV shows Ally McBeal and ER appearing in the classic black romance Love Jones with Nia Long and Larenz Tate and in one memorable scene in Devil In A Blue Dress with Denzel Washington. Then came an incident in 2000 […]