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As mental health professionals, we are always concerned about the risk of suicide with depression. As a nation, we acknowledge this week as National Suicide Prevention Week to spotlight the importance of prevention. Given the stressors modern life presents to all of us, awareness of this vital mental health issue is now, more than ever, important for us to discuss.
When Rheeda Walker finished writing her book, “The Unapologetic Guide to Black Mental Health,” (New Harbinger Publications, $16.95), she considered not using “mental health” in the title.
Whether alcohol and drug use is a factor or not, domestic violence and abuse is a very serious problem—for the victims and the abusers. Although studies seem to indicate some link between alcohol/drug misuse and domestic violence, others believe that they are two separate issues.
Gardening is more and more recognized, and now even prescribed by doctors, for its health benefits, including reduced stress, anxiety, and depression.
My mom began meditating decades ago, long before the mind-calming practice had entered the wider public consciousness. She liked to quote sayings from Thich Nhat Hanh, a Zen Buddhist monk known for his practice of mindful meditation, or “present-focused awareness.”
I was a massive liar as a kid. Once, in kindergarten, I stood up at "Show and Tell" and announced, falsely, that my family had gotten a dog. Over the next several months, I regaled the class each week with new stories (meaning, lies) about my dog. The turning point was the day I shared that the dog had given birth to a litter of puppies. Immediately, my classmates started begging to come to my house to meet the puppies.
There is a disconnect between the way some top mental health organizations describe African American mental health problems and the way African Americans describe them, a University of Georgia researcher has found.
Successful communication between intimate partners is crucial to the success of their relationship. When it goes awry, it is one of the most compelling reasons that couples seek therapy.