SANDRA POOLE: ‘Mom! I don’t need to see a counselor! I AM NOT CRAZY!!!!’

sac-button-sandra

OPINION – A young African American woman exhibiting symptoms of depression after a physical assault uttered these words when her mother suggested that she seek professional help. Way too often, the stigma associated with seeking mental health treatment is a significant barrier to obtaining necessary services. About 25 percent of adults in the United States […]

It’s Time to Take Mental Health Seriously

depressed_man_in_thought

NATIONWIDE – Though attitudes are changing slowly, many people still don’t like to talk about mental illness. Yet, the National Institute of Mental Health reports that an estimated 26.2 percent of Americans 18 and older (about one in four adults) suffer from some kind of mental illness. It’s also the leading cause of disability in […]