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Mental Health

By On February 24th, 2020

Forbes: How This Barber Uses His Shop To Improve Black Men’s Mental Health

The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that one in four people experience mental illness at some point in their life. For Black people around the world those stats are even more staggering. Research indicates that Black/African Americans are 20% more likely to suffer from psychological distress compared to their white counterparts. Within the Black community, mental health conversations and…

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By On February 17th, 2020

AMP is tomorrow 2/18 at Brookhaven!

Reminder that the AMP networking group meeting will be held at Brookhaven tomorrow, 2/18, from 9a-11a. All mental health and addiction professionals are encouraged to attend. There is no cost and breakfast will be served!   AMP Resources Association is a professional network designed to help mental health and addiction professionals collaborate for the purpose…

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By On January 29th, 2020

Oklahoman: Mental Health Commissioner Terri White leaving office

by CARMEN FORMAN Oklahoma’s top mental health professional, a seasoned state agency head, will leave office on Feb. 1. Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Commissioner Terri White announced her plan Tuesday to leave office. White, who was appointed commissioner in May 2007, is one of the state’s most tenured agency heads…

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By On January 28th, 2020

Washington Post: Selena Gomez opens up about experiencing emotional ‘abuse,’ prioritizing mental health

By: Sonia Rao Jan. 27, 2020 at 2:29 p.m. CST Selena Gomez’s latest release, “Rare,” marks the pop singer’s first album in more than four years, a period in which she went through two high-profile breakups and dealt with multiple health struggles, including a chronic illness, depression and anxiety. Gomez has publicly addressed it all…

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