Seeking out therapy or help is not a sign of weakness. In fact, it is empowering. But it also takes time. Therapy isn’t just this process where you take it up and if healing doesn’t happen immediately, you give up.
By AJ Mendez Jul. 12, 2017 Growing up, I was convinced my father was the strongest man alive. Not only could he carry two full bags of laundry up our three-floor walkup in a single trip and open any stubborn jar with almost zero effort, nothing could make the man cry. As a child, I … Continue reading Personal Story: Breaking Tradition
African-Americans need to know: A mental health condition is no different than a physical one. Our brains are the most important organ in our bodies and can get sick just like our hearts, lungs and livers.
Richard Nakamura, Ph.D.Former NIMH Deputy Director and Scientific Director, Dr. Richard Nakamura, recently revealed how his family successfully coped with discrimination compounded by bipolar disorder during trying times for Japanese Americans. In a video interview marking National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, the current director of NIH’s Center for Scientific Review stressed the critical roles of mutual support and treatment.
Although the European-Americans in the study described above felt the impact of social stigma and rejection, stigma was far more of a prominent, core theme for Latinos and African-Americans.
An “incorrect” assumption that fear and anxiety are mediated in the brain by a single “fear circuit” may have stalled progress in developing better treatments for anxiety disorders.
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the rapid and sustained antidepressant effects of repeat doses of ketamine in the brain.
While newspapers documented the damage caused by Gov. Susana Martinez’s freeze of behavioral health providers’ Medicaid funding in 2013, her administration deflected blame. With possible over billing and so-called “credible allegations of fraud” in hand, the state’s Human Services Department (HSD) said Obamacare required freezing 15 organizations’ funding during criminal investigations. HSD’s claim was also false.
An effort by Doña Ana County to help keep people with severe mental health conditions from getting caught in a revolving door of arrests and hospitalization is getting off the ground .
Even if one accepts that the actions by HSD (Martinez administration) began from incompetence it soon, I believe, turned into a conscious, deliberate and illegal cover-up. This apparent cover-up begs for an investigation. Thanks to Senator Papen and Congresswomen Lujan Grisham the issue front and center for years.