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In this June 2, 2020, photo, therapist and racial trauma specialist Resmaa Menakem poses on the sidewalk near his home in Minneapolis. Noreem Nakir - AP

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.

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NBA star Kevin Love is donating $500,000 to UCLA for anxiety and depression research

 

Kevin Love is using his All-Star power to support and advocate for stronger mental health research.

The Cleveland Cavaliers forward, who has shared his own experiences with panic attacks, depression and anxiety, has committed $500,000 to UCLA’s psychology department to help fund mental health research, the university said in a news release.

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Brandon Caserta, an aircrew aviation electrician's mate striker in Norflolk, Va., died by suicide June 25, 2018, at age 21.

Lawmaker introduces Brandon Act to improve troops’ access to mental health care

Over the past two years, Patrick and Teri Caserta have tried to create a positive legacy for their son, a 21-year-old sailor who died by suicide June 25, 2018, after throwing himself into the spinning tail rotor of a MH-60s helicopter at Naval Station Norfolk, Va.

A command investigation into Brandon Caserta’s death determined that belligerent and brash leadership of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 28 contributed to his decision to end his own life. He felt alone, stuck and afraid of retaliation, his parents said.

After fighting the Navy for accountability and urging Congress to make changes, the Casertas are finally seeing progress.

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In this June 19, 2020 photo, Greg St. Albin poses at his farm near Manteno, Ill. Darrell Hoemann - AP

Farmers’ struggles with mental health increase amid pandemic

Farmers faced high levels of stress before the pandemic. A January Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study found farmers were among the most likely to die by suicide.

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