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    By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Sr Natl Correspondent   Black adults in the United States often develop distinctive coping skills by adulthood to handle the chronic stress of racism, according to a new survey by Duke University researchers. The study, as reported by Duke Today, suggests that these coping mechanisms are not typically found in ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Black men may need that strong shoulder to cry on –  but naturally suspicious of healthcare providers – can now take heart knowing that therapists who look like them are just around the corner. With nine therapy local locations, and another Colton Wellness Center coming soon, Marty Sellers is gaining mental health ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Issues of mental health and transformative justice connected community and professionals recently around staying engaged, and keeping calm despite life’s innumerable stressors. With her three decades serving in areas of Black health, Ernesta Wright said their last virtual town hall is one of several collaborative efforts looking at how to restore balance ...
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    By Edward Henderson California Black Media   San Francisco resident Anthony Hardnett works at Hospitality House, a community-based organization that offers recovery, reintegration and personal growth resources to people struggling with addiction and homelessness in and around the city’s downtown area. Growing up in the 1980s, Hardnett was a multi-sport star athlete. His speed on ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Depending on the topic at hand, Tracy Prince notices how some of his young clients get fidgety in the waiting line. That’s when he sees the problem, and he sets out to attack certain telltale signs head-on. “Next thing you know someone is getting sentimental or someone is crying or someone is ...
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    By Dianne Anderson For COVID survivors, adapting in the aftermath of the virus that claimed three times as many Black lives than whites, the shock to the senses was both physical and mental. Losing so many immediate family members, young and old, took years to recover, and only recently, the community is starting to heal. ...
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    By Dianne Anderson A fresh round of $1.7 million targeting resilience in Black children and youth within San Bernardino County for more mental health service is coming soon for some in-the-know Black nonprofits, provided they get their proposals in on time. The deadline to respond to the RFP for the San Bernardino County Department of ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Suicide rising among Black boys and men is a hard conversation to have, seemingly harder if the answer requires more money to Black organizations to provide community-based resources, and the political will to get it done. Mental health providers are calling on community participation to shed light on some of the reasons ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Years in and out of juvie, small scale drug use, a lack of accountability or soft skills are all part of the perfect storm that lands Black men or women on the streets or in jail, but it’s not their whole story. Looking at those caught up in the system, Michael Wahome ...
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    By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Sr Natl Correspondent For the first time, research has revealed tangible evidence demonstrating how decades of systemic inequities in mental healthcare have yielded significantly worse outcomes for racial and ethnic minorities, marginalized and under-resourced populations. Released on Sept. 7 by Satcher Health Leadership Institute (SHLI) at Morehouse School of Medicine, ...