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Mullen-Johnson: Coping with Mass Shootings – As a Mom and Therapist

By Crystal Mullen-Johnson The world is changing in ways that have some feeling hopeless about the future. In May we experienced intense emotional responses brought...

What’s being ignored when it comes to mental health, according to...

Nicole S. Daniel The Birmingham Times June is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Month, an observance intended to raise public awareness about issues related to the...

UAB Experts Give Six Tips for Mental Wellness

By Brianna Hoge UAB News According to a recent University of Alabama at Birmingham study, the pandemic increased the prevalence of people with depression or anxiety symptoms in America...

Mullen-Johnson: Why Mental Health Awareness Month Matters 

By Crystal Mullen-Johnson Each year, during May -- Mental Health Awareness Month -- millions organize campaigns to raise awareness to reduce stigma surrounding mental health. Miseducation,...

Mullen-Johnson: The Cost and Consequences of Anger

By Crystal Mullen-Johnson  I am reading Will Smith’s book, “Will”, which is an indication of my interest in his life story and the fact that...

Wellness Worx Studio Opening Saturday To Provide Mental Health Services

By Haley Wilson The Birmingham Times  A new Birmingham-area wellness studio will open to the public on Saturday, March 12 at 10 a.m. at 3055 Lorna...

Mullen-Johnson: Black Women and Self-Empowerment

By Crystal Mullen-Johnson I was born into a generation of strong, educated Black women. The women in my family value education, family, relationships, and spirituality. My...

UAB Professor Martez Files Provides Mental Health Kits to Students

By Brianna Hoge UAB News For nearly a decade, Martez Files, Ph.D., program coordinator at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), has served as an activist in...

Mullen-Johnson: Mental Health and Illness in the Black Community

By Crystal Mullen-Johnson During the month of February, we celebrate the life and legacy of African American trailblazers who used their voices to advocate for...

Mullen-Johnson: A Therapist’s Guide to a Healthy New Year

 By Crystal Mullen-Johnson Who would have thought we would be battling a new variant of COVID-19 in the New Year?  While travel plans were scheduled...

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