I Took A Two-Month Leave From Work For My Mental Health

When I was 19, I lost my father, the only caretaker I'd known my entire life. Growing up in Brooklyn, NY in the '80s, it was common for black children to be raised by drug-addicted parents. My mother abandoned my sister and I while succumbing to her addiction to crack cocaine. But my father, he stayed. And that man loved me fiercely for the year...

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Billionaire Robert F. Smith

The billionaire who promised to pay off student loans for an entire graduating class just pledged to pay off their parents' educational loans, too In May, the he'd be setting up a grant to wipe out the entire Morehouse College class of 2019's student-loan debt. Now that offer has been e...

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LGBT and Mental Health

LGBT and Mental Health The lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQ) community experiences and confronts mental illness to an arguably greater degree than the remainder of the population. Because of implicit and oftentimes explicit biases and prejudices, the LGBTQ community must endure both overt and cov...

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Mental Health and Opioid Addiction

Mental Health and Opioid Addiction Mental health and opioid addiction have infiltrated every fabric of society. No matter your profession, position or perspective, most Americans have...

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Opinion Editorial: Opioid Addiction and Death

Opinion Editorial: Opioid Addiction and Death The misuse of and addiction to opioids—including prescription pain relievers, heroin, and synthetic opioids such as fentanyl – is a serious national crisis that affects public health as well as social and economic welfare. The rate of opioid addiction continues to skyrocket de...

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