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Mental health takes center stage in ‘Next to Normal’
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Arts & Culture
Mental health takes center stage in ‘Next to Normal’
In “Next to Normal” at Central Square Theater, a picture-perfect Black family gets ready for their day. Mom makes lunch, dad prepares for his workday as an architect, and two clever teens assemble their school supplies. But the picture, and the audience’s understanding of it, begins to crack as Mom’s bipolar disorder seeps into their daily routines and emotions.
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Courtney Vance brings Black men’s mental health issues to light
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News
Courtney Vance brings Black men’s mental health issues to light
For Black communities, and especially Black men, mental health can often be a taboo subject, but actor Courtney Vance is fighting to bring the issue out of the shadows.
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New approaches to treating youth with COVID-19 mental health challenges
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New approaches to treating youth with COVID-19 mental health challenges
Nine months after the official end of the COVID-19 pandemic, mental health providers are only starting to grapple with the effects of the years-long health emergency on young people.
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Study: Black women’s suicide rates skyrocketing
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Study: Black women’s suicide rates skyrocketing
At the same time that demand for free or low-cost mental health resources is surging, recent research has identified a troubling trend: the rise in suicide rates among Black women and girls.
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Getting to the roots of trauma
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Getting to the roots of trauma
Afiya Mbilishaka struggled with a conflict during her college years: Should she try to make a career in hair styling or psychology? Her aunt gave the answer: “Well, why can’t you do both?” So she did.
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Probation initiatives prioritize mental health
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Local News
Probation initiatives prioritize mental health
For many years, people on probation had to wait until their trial to voluntarily seek mental health care and other services or be ordered to go into treatment by a judge. Now, for the first time, Massachusetts is removing that obstacle, easing the process and enrolling them in MassHealth right inside the courthouse.
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More military mental health services could curb violence
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Editorial
More military mental health services could curb violence
So here we are once again, looking at the death of an unarmed Black man at the hands of a white man. And once again, our justice system was slow to react when it came to holding accountable the white man for the seemingly senseless murder.
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Don’t dismiss your feelings
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Don’t dismiss your feelings
Life during the pandemic hasn’t been easy. It’s taken a toll on nearly every aspect of our daily lives, from work to school to gatherings with loved ones and friends.
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