October 10 is the 25th anniversary of World Mental Health Day, and the 2017 theme is Mental Health in the Workplace.
AROUND THE WEB
- Ways To Support Co-Workers On World Mental Health Day
By Hope R. Carter - Tuesday Oct 10, 2017
- Texas shooter once escaped from mental health facility
By Danika Fears - Tuesday Nov 7, 2017
Texas church shooter Devin Kelley escaped from a mental health facility in New Mexico and had made “death threats” against his military superiors, according to a report. Kelley was picked up by police at a bus terminal in El Paso on June 7, 2012, after escaping from Peak Behavioral Health Services in Santa Teresa, New...
- Campaign Focuses On Tobacco's Targeting Of Mentally Ill, Military Personnel
Monday Aug 28, 2017
In the new campaign, anti-smoking group truth says 33% of adults with mental-health conditions smoke, compared to 21% of those without mental-health conditions. The Marines have the highest rate ofsmoking among all service members at 31%, followed by the Army at 27%.
- How ‘Queen Sugar’ Normalizes Discussion of Mental Health For Black Women
By Rasha Ali, provided by
- Thursday Jul 13, 2017
The most recent episode of “Queen Sugar” normalized the idea of black women seeking help for mental health issues in the most subtle, but powerful way yet.A study on black women’s beliefs about mental illness in the National Center for Biotechnology Information stated that even though black women struggle with mental illness, “their use of mental health services is low.”There is still an active mythos of ‘the strong black woman,’ who is supposed to be strong and present and capable for everyone in her family – and neglects her own needs, said Monica Coleman, a professor of Constructive Theology and African American Religions at Claremont School of Theology, in an interview with Raymond DePaulo, Jr.According to the study, black women thought that they were not susceptible to depression and “they believed that an individual develops depression due to having a ‘weak mind, poor health, a troubled spirit, and lack of self-love’.”