By Mike Billings, UCSF News In the 1940s, it was cancer. In the ’80s, it was HIV. Today, the condition that’s battling pervasive social stigma is mental illness. As with cancer [...]
By Louise Chu, UCSF News Depression. Anxiety Disorders. Addiction. They’re some of the most common conditions affecting people’s health, and for millions with the most severe cases, conventional treatments such as psychotherapy and medication don’t [...]
Mental illness has always been a taboo subject in Black communities, kept behind closed doors, viewed as “family business” and swept under the rug. Some say it is more stigmatized than HIV/AIDS. African Americans comprise [...]
By Robert Sanders, UC Berkeley News University of California, Berkeley, researchers have shown that chronic stress generates long-term changes in the brain that may explain why people suffering chronic stress are prone to mental problems [...]
Health Advocates are continuing to raise concerns about mental illness in the Black community and the need for more services to address the mental health needs of minority communities.