June2015

A Letter to Parents: When Friends Hate

My daughter, Katie, just turned 18. It was senior year and preparations were in place for her graduation celebration. I couldn’t have been a prouder mom! Katie and her friends were ready to enjoy the summer as graduates. But in the blink of an eye it all changed. A turn[…]

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Ask Dr. Cash: Am I crazy?

The word “crazy” has been long associated with mental illness of all kinds, and 9 out of 10 people with mental health problems experience the stigma and discrimination attached to this misconception. But what if we treated every illness the way we do mental illness? Would you ever tell your[…]

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Mythbuster: I just have to cast a demon out and they’ll be cured

Although they may have varying cultural beliefs, many minorities share a common stigma within their own groups—that any form of mental illness is “bad” and therefore “of the devil.” This myth has an overbearing strong-hold, and unfortunately this misguided information is ministered to people, passed through generations, and accepted as[…]

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National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

A Culture of Change In honor of National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, individuals and organizations across the nation are speaking out about the need for increased attention to mental health and improved access to services for diverse populations. Minority populations, who make up a vibrant and growing segment of[…]

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