Mental health

We’ve all heard at this point the various benefits of mediation. Personally, I love the “idea” of meditation but traditional meditation is tough for me. If I’m already antsy, telling myself to sit still and be quiet can sometimes feel like punishment. “Go sit in the corner and think about what you’ve done!” No thanks! […]

As the saying goes – “You are what you eat.”  That’s true.  Here’s an article from out sister site about revamping your diet and improve your mood. To get to your happy place, researchers suggest targeting foods that are rich in tryptophan, an amino acid that is key to the production of serotonin, a […]

I recently experienced a shoulder injury. No, I wasn’t pumping iron, again (jokey-joke). But, when I went to see my physician-specialist, he made three recommendations. The first was an offer of a prescription for opioid painkillers.  Well, as an addictions specialist, that was not an option for me. Statistics tell us that that scenario is […]

Mariah Carey opened up about her struggle with bipolar disorder in a recent issue of People, but it seems several distressing incidents occurred as a result of her struggles that she might not want to come to light. According to The Blast, Carey landed in the hospital in 2016 after coming to believe that Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston and Prince were all coming […]

This is nice.  According to Newser,  It’s called ‘TBH’– which is short for “to be honest”– and it shot up to number one on the free app list in Apple’s App Store upon its release. It works by letting users send anonymous compliments to their friends and contacts, and it only allows positive messages. The […]

Kanye West has the right to have his HIPPA information remain confidential. For those who don’t know, that is the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 that ensures that your health information remains private. Unfortunately for him and for some staffers at UCLA Medical Center, some nosy medical personnel forgot to respect those rights […]

Alfred Olango was not mentally ill, but suffered from a mental breakdown over the death of a close friend when he was fatally shot by police, his family alleged at a presser on Thursday.

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Fourteen-year-old Bresha Meadows took the life of her father in July. She is currently behind bars on charges of aggravated murder. But Bresha’s family is calling her a “hero,” who saved them all from the verbally and physically abusive Jonathan Meadows. Police allege Bresha shot her father as he slept in their Warren, Ohio home, using the same gun with which […]

This Sunday, Marcus Davis will be talking about some of the harder things for us to address in our community. As part of Mental Health Awareness Month, Drs. Jinneh Dyson and Napoleon Higgins will share with you some of the biggest concerns around mental health in the African-American community. Depression will be one topic, as […]

Mental Health America of Greater Houston and Nick Finnegan Counseling Center reminds greater Houston area parents, caregivers, teachers and children that the deadline for entries in the 2016 #HTxMentalHealth Children’s Art Contest is April 10, 2016. Now in its 2nd year, the contest is open to all children between the ages of 5-14 years old. […]

In a special editorial piece for The Huffington Post, FLOTUS shares why the mental heath of both children and army veterans is more important than ever, also explaining how the Affordable Care Act works with patients to help get the care they need.


Kevin Tyrone Powell was charged with attempted first-degree murder and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury after walking into the salon -- owned by his mother, Derema "Miss Dee" Burch -- and shooting her in the face.