Someone Who Likes You: The Importance of Your Girlfriend for Mental Health

When I was little, my aunt gave me a much-loved copy of Jane Walsh Anglund’s book, “A Friend Is Someone Who Likes YouI loved everything about it: the postcard-sized stance, the simplicity of the text, the whimsical drawings of children in various situations of togetherness, the message that anything can be a friend – a …

There are Many Risks to the Mental Health of Black Women. For me, Juneteenth

The temperature rose above 80 degrees as my kids and I followed the marked path between historic residences in a suburban city center just minutes from our home. Their breathing was weary, their pace slowed in the afternoon heat, and they were thankful for breaks every time we stopped to listen to the history of …

Market Employees Experience the Effect of Customer Hostility on Mental Health

By Brian Mayer, University of Arizona; Melissa A. Barnett, University of Arizona; Mona Arora, University of Arizona, and Sabrina V. Helmet, University of Arizona With the holiday season here, consumers are understandably desperate for a “normal” holiday season. For many, that includes big family dinners and Black Friday shopping sprees. From the early days of …

Intersections of Weight Stigma, Mental Health, and Health

This briefing will educate Congressional staff and others on the negative consequences of weight stigma in the United States and how the organization is addressing this issue through its Regain Your Health campaign, run in partnership with the Black Women’s Health Enforcement. Learn from leading experts about your risk factors, how to talk to your …

Americans in a Mental Health Crisis – African Americans in particular

By Brad R. Fulton, Indiana University centuries of systemic racism and everyday discrimination He left a big mark in the USA. mental health burden The past few years have taken a particularly heavy toll on African-American communities. Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention It shows that black Americans are twice as likely …