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Mental Health Awareness Initiative Kickoff on May 18

By Crystal Mullen-Johnson Mental Health care is an underutilized service in the African-American community. Transportation, poverty, mis-education and stigma can all be barriers for people...

Crystal Mullen Johnson: African American men and mental health

By Crystal Mullen-Johnson Special to the Birmingham Times Compared to women, men are less likely to receive mental health counseling. Instead of seeking any kind of...

Children’s offers free sessions to assist caregivers of children with mental...

By Ameera Steward The Birmingham Times A series of free educational sessions offered by Children’s of Alabama Behavioral Health begins this week to assist parents, caregivers...

Finding peace of mind in a world of turmoil

By Je’Don Holloway Talley For the Birmingham Times Noni Leena was miserable. The Birmingham resident was suffering from anxiety and depression—“bipolar disorder” she was told—and remembers being...

Chernell Bizzell-Barnett: Black Women have ‘right’ to take care of ourselves

By Ariel Worthy The Birmingham Times Chernell Bizzell-Barnett wants to reach a group of women often forgotten when it comes to counseling. “I go after the stuff...

Glenn Ellis: A look at stress and your health

By Glenn Ellis High blood pressure; acid reflux; diabetes; ulcers; arthritis; obesity; asthma. It is a common belief that these are conditions expected at some point...

How Mental Health Issues Disproportionately Affect Minorities

By Glenn Ellis African Americans endure more intense and frequent mental and behavioral health issues than their counterparts, at least in part related to poverty...

“Brother, Let’s Talk” convene to discuss mental health among African-American males

By Chanda Temple Special to The Birmingham Times Birmingham radio personality Chris Coleman will moderate a panel discussion on African-American males and mental health on Tuesday,...

After Ebola, Liberians slowly embrace mental health care

By Carley Petesch and Jonathan Paye-Layleh Associated Press MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Drawn-out deaths. Communities torn apart. Survivor's guilt. Patrick Fallah says his memories of the...

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