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July 28, 2020

Catastrophe star Sharon Horgan tells of mental health ordeal Sharon Horgan “lost her mind completely”, falling into mental illness and anxiety during five months spent away from her family in New York working on her American comedy drama, Divorce, she has confided. The Irish actor and writer, who has just turned 50, suffered the bout more »

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June 30, 2020

Images of brutality against Black people spur racial trauma Since Wanda Johnson’s son was shot and killed by a police officer in Oakland, California, 11 years ago, she has watched video after video of similar encounters between Black people and police. See full news item here   NBA star Kevin Love is donating $500,000 to more »

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June 23, 2020

Facing a broken mental health system, many U.S. teens fall off a dangerous ‘cliff’ in their care An 18th birthday can mean many things. It’s a formal step into adulthood. It’s the newfound right to vote, get a tattoo, join the armed forces, be called for jury duty. It’s also what some mental health providers more »

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June 17, 2020

As report shows suicides rising in NC jails, lawmakers propose canceling safety rules When investigators checked Mason Quinn’s jail cell after he hanged himself using the elastic from his boxer shorts, they found two nooses made from torn bed sheets. That fact in a medical examiner’s report made his mother wonder why no one at more »

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Counselor Says Race, Policing Issues Can Affect Mental Health

Days of racial tension and protest across the country and in our area about policing can take a toll on mental well-being. Carl Binger, a licensed mental health counselor says, “It’s affected me personally as a Christian, as a black man, as a therapist, its affected me personally, so I know it’s affected other people more »

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