In National Mental Health Month, it is so nice to have celebrities like Azealia Banks to discuss topics like this, seeing how we know that she will never keep her mouth closed about anything.
By: Angelica Bastien
**Trigger warning: depression, suicide**
In recent years, Kid Cudi has focused more on his work as an actor including his latest role in Vincent-N-Roxxy which recently made its debut at the Tribeca Film Festival. But he’s coming back to his musical roots with a feature on Kanye West’s The Life of Pablo album and his own new music coming out soon, which Kid Cudi discusses in an interview with Billboard. While Kid Cudi may seem to live a charmed life, in his interview he details how he has struggled with depression.
It is National Minority Health month, and everyone is speaking up about it.
Even Empire‘s Bryshere Gray.
On Monday, April 4, 2016, hundreds of students congregated at BEyond Expectations, which is a series for young men of color to promote mental-health awareness.
I’d left the hospital a few days before 2015 New Year’s following an overdose. If you’ve ever been hospitalized, you know that leaving doesn’t make you magically well or even wholly interested in living.
Tragedy hit a number of families this holiday season in a string of officer-involved shootings in Chicago this past weekend.
Last week, Facebook announced the addition of a suicide prevention feature. As of today, roughly half of all Facebook users have access to the app. All users will have access in the coming months.
Suicide accounts for over 40,000 deaths annually. Amongst young people aged 10-24, suicide is the second leading cause of death. Black teens have an increased risk for suicide. Overall, 4% of black teens will attempt suicide by age 17. The number is slightly higher for black girls at 7%.
As social media becomes more integrated into daily life, efforts to help those struggling with mental health may prove to be helpful.
The death of Tanisha Anderson, the 37-year-old woman killed by Cleveland police, has been ruled a homicide.
The Northeast Ohio Media Group reports that the official report from the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s office, states that “sudden death associated with physical restraint in a prone position.” A representative from the office noted that Anderson’s heart disease and bipolar disorder were factors that increased her chances of sudden death.
Anderson’s family called the police twice on November 13th, to report that she was disturbing the peace. Anderson was experiencing an episode and agreed to be taken to hospital for a mental health evaluation.
According to a study released by a Washington D.C. advocacy group, at least 5,000 of the District’s poorest children are not receiving adequate mental health treatment.
The study, released by the Children’s Law Center, attempts to assess how well the District is caring for the city’s 96,000 children insured by Medicaid.