Officer Who Killed Mentally Ill Elderly Woman Acquitted of Murder

Officer Who Killed Mentally Ill Elderly Woman Acquitted of Murder

by Zahara Hill   Feb 15, 2018

Update: The NYPD sergeant who fatally shot a mentally ill 66-year-old woman in 2016 has been acquitted of her murder reports the New York... Read More

Mom’s Possible Mental Illness Led Son to Endure 13 Surgeries

Mom’s Possible Mental Illness Led Son to Endure 13 Surgeries

by Zahara Hill   Dec 14, 2017

A Dallas boy has underwent 13 surgeries and made 323 hospital visits in his 8 years of life because his mother fabricated illnesses. 34-year-old Kaylene Bowen... Read More

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Childhood Trauma May Be Passed Down from Mothers to Daughters, Study Finds

by Shantell E. Jamison   Dec 04, 2017

The daughters of women who experienced childhood trauma may be at an increased risk for serious psychiatric disorders, according to a study cited in... Read More

Growing up with Depression in the African-American Community

Growing up with Depression in the African-American Community

by Rev. Jacqui Lewis, Ph.D.   Oct 24, 2017

John Harris is one of my favorite young adults in the world. A fitness instructor, actor, model, singer and activist, he exudes joy and positive energy.... Read More

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Brandon Marshall and How He is Tackling the Stigma Surrounding Mental Illness

by Shantell E. Jamison   Sep 20, 2017

NFL wide receiver Brandon Marshall hopes to remove the stigma surrounding mental illness by coming forward with his own personal struggles. In 2011, the... Read More

Treating Insomnia Can Ease Anxiety, Depression Study Says

Treating Insomnia Can Ease Anxiety, Depression Study Says

by Shantell E. Jamison   Sep 08, 2017

Treating young people who suffer from insomnia may reduce anxiety and depression, according to researchers at Oxford University’s Sleep and Circadian Neuroscience Institute. The... Read More

Video: Maia Campbell To LL Cool J: ‘I Don’t Need Help’

Video: Maia Campbell To LL Cool J: ‘I Don’t Need Help’

by #teamEBONY   Jul 11, 2017

After an unsettling video of a woman believed to be 90s sitcom actress, Maia Campbell, asking for drugs at an ATL gas station surfaced,... Read More

Kanye West: How Being ‘Strong and Silent’ Hurts Black Men

Kanye West: How Being ‘Strong and Silent’ Hurts Black Men

by Terrence F. Chappell   Nov 23, 2016

Depression is a snake in the grass whose signal isn’t always as overt as a bite or a sting. It can mask itself in perceived progression,... Read More

Man Dies After NYPD Officer Shoots Him with Taser

Man Dies After NYPD Officer Shoots Him with Taser

by #teamEBONY   Nov 03, 2016

An emotionally disturbed Bronx man who threatened a neighbor with a knife died after an NYPD police sergeant used a Taser on him, The... Read More

[App Addict] Confronting Mental Illness

[App Addict] Confronting Mental Illness

by Elizabeth Aguirre   Aug 12, 2016

It’s no secret that in the Black community it’s taboo to speak openly about psychological distress. Despite the fact that 16 percent of us... Read More