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Ellis: Mental Health, Police Brutality and Black People

By Glenn Ellis Have you ever put any real attention on the mental health issues in African Americans associated with police brutality? The data is...

Ways to Protect Your Mental Health Amid Global Pandemic

By Emma Harchanko UAB News Overwhelmed. Anxious. Distracted. Lonely. These are a few words that might describe the feelings of those who are transitioning into working...

Crystal Mullen-Johnson: What Everyone Should Understand About Grief

By Crystal Mullen-Johnson Most people will experience grief in their lifetime. I have experienced it twice. The first time, I was only 14 when my...

After Suicide Attempt, Sherilyn Garner Found Way To Address Mental Health

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times Welcome to Third Thursdays! This series—published in the Birmingham Times on the third Thursday of every month—highlights area citizens who...

Study Shows Link Between Unhealthy Diet and Depression in Youth

Alicia Rohan UAB News According to a new study from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, teens who consume foods with high levels of sodium and...

Tackling Mental Health Stigmas in the Black Community

By Mallorie Turner For The Birmingham Times African Americans are 20 percent more likely to suffer from mental illnesses than the general population, according to federal...

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...

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