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13 mental health resources for black people trying to cope right now

June 6, 2020

June 3, 2020 By Rebecca Ruiz Mashable https://mashable.com/article/black-mental-health-resources/ Life has been unforgiving for black people in America. The trauma of personal and institutional racism that black people endure — and have endured for generations — makes such a statement true no matter the day of the week. Yet, the coronavirus outbreak, which has disproportionately killed black Americans, along with … read more»

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Mental health hero helps her patients ‘find joy’

June 2, 2020 The Daily Leader https://www.dailyleader.com/2020/06/02/mental-health-hero-helps-her-patients-find-joy/ Crystal Willson finds joy in helping her patients’ mental health. Willson, a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner, has worked for King’s Daughters Medical Center since 1996. Initially, she was an accounting major while attending Copiah-Lincoln Community College. But she didn’t feel like it fit her and changed her … read more»

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Google Partners With NAMI To Create An Anxiety-Disorder Self-Assessment

5/28/2020 NAMI https://www.nami.org/About-NAMI/NAMI-News/2020/Google-Partners-with-NAMI-To-Create-an-Anxiety-Disorder%C2%A0Self-Assessment Today, in partnership with NAMI, Google has launched an anxiety self-assessment tool. When people in the U.S. look up information about anxiety on Google, they will now have access to a clinically-validated questionnaire called the GAD-7 (General Anxiety Disorder-7) that helps evaluate a person’s level of anxiety. After taking the questionnaire, Google will point users to … read more»

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The Evolution of the Mental Health Movement

Jun 1, 2020 By Jessica Walthall NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/June-2020/The-Evolution-of-the-Mental-Health-Movement As we enter a new decade, it’s important to remember that early NAMI pioneers were up against a society that didn’t understand, let alone talk about, mental illness. People with mental illness and their families were left in the dark, afraid that sharing their experiences could negatively … read more»

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25 test positive for COVID-19 at East Mississippi State Hospital – Meridian mental facility

May 11, 2020

April 24, 2020 By Ellen Ciurczak Mississippi Clarion Ledger https://www.clarionledger.com/story/news/2020/04/24/25-people-test-positive-covid-19-meridian-mental-facility/3020396001/ East Mississippi State Hospital in Meridian is confirming that both employees and individuals served by the hospital have tested positive for COVID-19. The hospital is a mental facility of the state Department of Mental Health and the third largest employer in the Meridian area. According to … read more»

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