Mental health

On Dr. Teleka Patrick and the Fight for Black Women’s Mental Health

Dr. Teleka Patrick

I have these questions that will probably never be answered. I probably have no right to ask them. I’m not family. I’m not a friend. But, I see so much of myself and so many of my friends and associates in Dr. Patrick. Many of us are young, black Christian women with advanced degrees. We are medical doctors, PhDs, preachers, businesswomen, lawyers, teachers, and financial professionals. And, many of us are so busy achieving that we don’t properly take care of ourselves. Dr. Teleka Patrick represents the triumphs and the tragedies of being a black woman in America in the 21st century. She accomplished much more than our black foremothers could have ever imagined a black woman could achieve in this country. Yet, care for her mental and emotional health fell completely by the wayside. We, I’m talking specifically to black women here, must look at her life and death and become more mindful of taking care of ourselves.

via On Dr. Teleka Patrick and the Fight for Black Women’s Mental Health.

Non-Conformity & Creativity Now Listed As A Mental Illness By Psychiatrists | Breaking Deception

This isn’t something new, in the Soviet Union, a systematic political abuse of psychiatry took place and was based on the interpretation of political dissent as a psychiatric problem.  Mental illness has been used for political repression, those who were/are non-conformant and do/did not accept the beliefs of authority figures like government agencies face labels that do not represent them at all, and have no scientific backing what so ever. 

via Non-Conformity & Creativity Now Listed As A Mental Illness By Psychiatrists | Breaking Deception.

Low-Carb Diet May Slow Alzheimer’s Disease | Coconut Oil

Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S. This fatal and progressive condition destroys brain cells, resulting in memory loss and severe thinking and behavioral problems aggression, delusions, and hallucinations that interfere with daily life and activities.The cause is conventionally believed to be a mystery. While we know that certain diseases, like type 2 diabetes, are definitively connected to the foods you eat, Alzheimer’s is generally thought to strike without warning or reason.That is, until recently.

via Low-Carb Diet May Slow Alzheimer’s Disease | Coconut Oil.

Chronic Low Self Esteem: Understanding Its Impact | Healthy Black Woman

If you have ever known a person with chronic low self esteem, you will not find it hard to remember them. This is the person who was extremely manipulative, insecure and toxic.

via Chronic Low Self Esteem: Understanding Its Impact | Healthy Black Woman.

 

ADHD Drugs Prescribed More | BlackDoctor

The number of children who received prescriptions for drugs used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) increased over an eight-year period while the number of antibiotic prescriptions declined, according to a new study by the Food and Drug Administration.

via ADHD Drugs Prescribed More | BlackDoctor.

 

New York State Licensed Social Worker Loan Forgiveness Program • Social Justice Solutions

The NYS Licensed Social Worker Loan Forgiveness Program is being offered to increase the number of licensed social workers working in critical human service areas in the following fields: health, mental health, substance abuse, aging, HIV/AIDS and child welfare or communities with multilingual needs.

via New York State Licensed Social Worker Loan Forgiveness Program • Social Justice Solutions.

Ever Feeling Down or Grumpy? This Might be the Sign of a Serious Medical Condition | Techyville

dysthymia

Only about half of those who have dysthymia ever seek treatment for it, and most live with the condition for 30 years. It differs from depression in that it is so long lasting and not temporary.

According to the National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellent, the guidelines for a diagnosis of dysthymia are two symptoms of depression which last two years or more. For a depression diagnosis, it is three symptoms in two weeks.

via Ever Feeling Down or Grumpy? This Might be the Sign of a Serious Medical Condition | Techyville.

 

Michelle Williams Reveals Her Battle with Depression | Clutch Magazine

michelle williamsAfter Grammy Awards, national tours and magazine spreads, it’s hard to believe that an international superstar would have trouble getting out of bed in the morning. However, Michelle Williams, one-third of Destiny’s Child, has revealed that depression is more common than many people think.

via Michelle Williams Reveals Her Battle with Depression | Clutch Magazine.

 

Overcome Depression: How to Avoid Hitting Bottom | Lifescript.com

People lead depressed lifestyles before they feel blue. If they believed they could avoid hitting bottom, their recovery could be much faster.

via Overcome Depression: How to Avoid Hitting Bottom | Lifescript.com.