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March 19, 2019
by Patricia Tomasi

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Racism Prevents Black People From Seeking Mental Health Care According To New Study

March 19, 2019 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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A new study looking at barriers to mental health services among Blacks/African Americans in the hopes of finding ways to remove these barriers has found that Black people/African Americans with a college education do not seek mental healthcare even when they think they should. “Being Black is not the problem just as race is not the problem,” study author Sirry M. Alang told us. “It is racism that is the problem.” [More]

November 13, 2018
by Patricia Tomasi

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People Ordered Into Mental Health Care Are Less Likely To Perceive Their Care As Helpful, New Study Finds

November 13, 2018 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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Are your chances of recovering from mental illness greater if you seek care independently or if you’re ordered into care? This was the subject of a new study recently published in the Journal of Society and Mental Health titled, Pathways to Mental Health Services and Perceptions about the Effectiveness of Treatment. [More]

November 4, 2018
by Patricia Tomasi

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Did You Get A Hug Today? New Study Says Hugging May Be An Effective Way To Combat Stress From Relationship Conflicts

November 4, 2018 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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While conflicts can leave us feeling uneasy, they’re a part of life and necessary at times when our boundaries are being violated. So how can we go about engaging in conflicts in a way that doesn't compromise our mental and physical health? A new study recently published in the Public Library of Science seems to have found the answer. [More]