mental illness

Would you ever say I’ve got lupus or I’ve got diabetes without knowing if you really had the diseases?  Probably not but most us frequently…

The FBI says the gunman who killed 12 people at the Washington D.C. Navy Yard yesterday had access to the highly secure military installation as a defense contractor and used a valid pass to enter. He’s been identified as former Navy Reservist Aaron Alexis. Get Breaking News Alerts On Your Phone It has been confirmed […]

Finish this sentence for me.  If I had a son, he’d look like? The President said Trayvon. If I had a son he’d look like…

Jacque Reid goes “Inside Her Story” with Asha Tarry, founder and CEO of The Collective Advocates for Social Change & Development about black women and…

The headline was stretched across the top of The Washington Post last week: Therapists say African Americans are increasingly seeking help for mental illness. While…

In 2008 the U.S. House of Representatives proclaimed July as Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, honoring the late writer who took on the issue in her work, including a children’s book, “Sometimes Mommy Gets Angry,” a play, “Even With Madness,” and a novel, “72 Hour Hold.” http://www.blackamericaweb.com/life-style/health-and-wellness/matters-mind

A recent letter, a former lover and a history of covering up for my mother triggered me to sit down at the computer and write this. In the past I’ve written about my personal brushes with mental illness within my family, my mother to be exact. She is Paranoia Schizophrenic. I’ve candidly described the shame […]