Mental Health

This People of Color and Mental Illness Project Will Move You

Dior Vargas, a Latina feminist mental health activist, is out to break stigmas.

Study: Where Stop-and-Frisk Goes, Trauma Follows

In the first survey of young men on stop-and-frisk’s impact on their mental health.

Misty Upham's Family Says Cops Taunted Actress About Mental Illness

Her body was found late last week.

The Heartbreaking Story of Josh Marks, Chicago's MasterChef

The reality TV star’s demise shows the barriers that black Americans face when trying to seek help for mental illnesses.

Comedian Kristina Wong Opens Up About Mental Illness and Chinese-Americans

She toured with her show about Asian-American women and depression for seven years.

Does Bollywood Drop the Ball on Mental Health?

The Aerogram makes a pretty compelling case.

Suicide Crisis Continues Among Native Youth on Reservations

Native youth are more than three times more likely to commit suicide than any other group.

Rapper Danny Brown Tweets About His Struggle With Mental Illness

He also sheds light on the broader issue of black men to cope with depression and anxiety.

NFL Player Wears Green Cleats for Mental Health Awareness Despite Fine

Brandon Marshall had a point to make.

Report: Immigration Enforcement Takes Heavy Toll On Kids' Physical And Mental Health

A new report reveals that immigration reform could save hundreds of thousands of children from suffering physical and mental health strains.

Older Asian American Women Have Highest Suicide Rate

Asian American women ages 65 and older had a higher suicide rate — 6.5 per 100,000 — than any other racial or ethnic group.

Study Finds 90% Jump in ADHD Diagnosis Amongst Black Girls

A new study of health records from California found the rate of children diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) rose dramatically between 2001 and 2010.

What's the Best Way to Prevent Another Sandy Hook? [Reader Forum]

Colorlines readers responds to the White House’s proposals to prevent gun violence.

What Obama's Gun Plan Means For Mental Health Care

There’s scant evidence of a link between mental illness and violence. Still, advocates say, the mental health system desperately needs more resources and attention.

Private Prison Company's New Profit Source: Mental Health

The State of Texas is poised to outsource management of a public psychiatric hospital to a company that’s made its billions in the business of private criminal and civil immigration lockup.

Making Mental Health Awareness Year-round

So July, and National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, are over. What are you doing to take care of yourself today?

#NoShameDay and the Fight to Eradicate the Stigma of Mental Illness

July is National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month.

How to Do Right By Yourself While Busy Saving the World

People dedicated to racial justice are often so focused on strengthening our communities, we fail to remain healthy ourselves. Monica Novoa speaks with organizers who are helping the movement mind its own mental health.

One Runner's Step-by-Step Path to Justice

Donna Hernández gives us her personal story of how running changed the way she dealt with stress, and approached social justice work.

Young, Depressed, and Of Color: Why Schools and Doctors Get It Wrong

From the classroom to the clinician’s office, there’s a long and troubling relationship between racism and the mental health field.