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July 19, 2016
by Ruth Gordon, MA, MSW, LCSW

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The Fruit is Still Strange: Racism in the United States

July 19, 2016 10:00 by Ruth Gordon, MA, MSW, LCSW  [About the Author]

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In 1938 Abel Meerpol, who was white and Jewish, wrote a poem entitled “Strange Fruit”. He added music in 1939. When Billie Holiday sang it at Cafe Society in Greenwich Village, which was the first integrated club in New York, it became a passionate and disturbing anthem for the Civil Rights movement. The “Strange Fruit” referred to the lynchings of black men in the South. [More]

March 24, 2015
by Agnes Oh, PsyD, LMFT


Health Care Reform: Congress Passes New Bill for Suicide Prevention in Veterans

March 24, 2015 07:55 by Agnes Oh, PsyD, LMFT   [About the Author]

Especially among combat veterans, the prevalence of depression, PTSD, and suicide rate is even more staggering. According to 2012 VA Suicide Data Report, rates of veteran suicide are much higher than previously thought – approximately 22 veterans commit suicide every day. It is further estimated that male veterans ages 18 to 24 are particularly susceptible as evidenced by their suicide rate still increasing. [More]