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ESPN The Magazine, Los Angeles Rams, Mental Health, Ndamukong Suh, NFL -

An ESPN The Magazine collaboration. Within 10 minutes of meeting Ndamukong Suh, one thing was perfectly clear to me: We don’t know Ndamukong Suh. But when we hear his name — consciously, or subconsciously — we weave an idea of a complete person around just a few data points. “I think you’d have to get […]

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allison reinke, mental health, mental illness and policing, minneapolis, paul johnson, police, police brutality, police shooting, shooting, travis jordan, wellness check -

Travis Jordan, 36, had been living with his friend and co-worker Paul Johnson and his wife in the couple’s Minneapolis home. On Friday, Johnson became concerned about Jordan and called police.


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blacks and mental illness, dr phil, ku klux klan, mental health, mental illness, rachel dolezal, self hatred, self hatred is a helluva drug -

Self-hatred is nothing to laugh about—neither are delusional tendencies. That said, there was something so surreal about the spectacle of a 16-year-old black girl named Treasure insisting she was white on Dr. Phil’s unbelievably long-running talk show on Wednesday that The Root staff couldn’t help but shake our heads…


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Cash Money, Hip-Hop, Lil Wayne, Mental Health, Music, Rap, Sexual Abuse -

“Go suck Lil Wayne lil’ d—.” By his own admission, in 2009’s The Carter documentary, it was these words (the speaker of which remains unknown or unsaid) that led to Dwayne Michael Carter Jr.’s first sexual experience. He was the only preteen in a large room full of older men, including Baby, aka Birdman, his […]

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#BlackBoyJoy, Chance the Rapper, Chicago, Entertainment, Hip Hop, Mental Health, News, Video -

Chance the Rapper is committed to helping his hometown. On Thursday, he promised the city of Chicago $1 million for mental health services for its citizens.

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The Black community has long suspected that PTSD caused by racial trauma is affecting its mental health and now there's proof.

The post Study: Police killings have harmed mental health in Black communities appeared first on theGrio.

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A recent report published in a leading British medical journal has confirmed concerns long-held by […]

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@AP, Fashion, Kate Spade, Mental Health, News, Suicide, Video -

New York fashion designer Kate Spade was found hanged in her Park Avenue apartment Tuesday morning in an apparent suicide, law enforcement officials said.

The post Officials: Designer Kate Spade found dead in apartment appeared first on theGrio.

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Beyoncé, Blue Ivy Carter, Bue Ivy, Destinys Child, Entertainment, Jay Z, Mental Health, Mother's Day, Music, Rumi and Sir, Rumi Carter, Sir Carter, Solange, Tina Knowles, Tina Knowles Lawson, Tina Lawson -

Tina Knowles always knew her daughters were destined for greatness and laid the groundwork of their strong relationship by sending Beyonce and Solange to counseling at an early age. During an interview with Maria Shriver, Knowles revealed her reasons for seeking professional help for her daughters. “I was very sensitive to that because I grew […]

The post Tina Knowles took Beyonce and Solange to therapy to deal with Bey’s growing fame appeared first on theGrio.

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DeMar DeRozan, Health, Kevin Love, Mental Health, Mental Health Awareness Month, NBA -

When DeMar DeRozan and Kevin Love let the world know about their mental health struggles earlier this year, they sparked a national conversation. On the eve of Mental Health Awareness Month, the NBA released a public service announcement featuring Love and DeRozan encouraging people to ask for help. It also launched a website where fans […]

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Charlamagne Tha God, Entertainment, Kanye West, Mental Health, Slavery, TMZ -

Here is the PM Download for May 1st: Today in Kanye West— the jaw dropping moment where that one Black person in the room goes off on Yeezy. The whole exchange came about after West recklessly said 400 years of slavery sounded like a choice. Kanye also dropped an interview with Charlamagne Tha God, where […]

The post The PM Download | May 1st: Kanye West put in his place after wreckless comment on slavery appeared first on theGrio.

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Big Brother, Bow Wow, Entertainment, Ginuwine Ginuwine interview, Ginuwine on depression, Ginuwine tour, Ginuwine transphobic, Mental Health, Music, Television, TheGrio Originals, Video, Your Husband IS Cheating On Us -

Ginuwine is currently starring on Bravo’s latest reality show, Your Husband Is Cheating On Us. The series follows the cast of a play of the same name as they prepare for the show while sharing a house. The co-workers turned roommates have to battle their own egos, learn their lines, and figure out how to […]

The post Ginuwine addresses transphobic rumors and reveals his struggle with suicide and depression appeared first on theGrio.

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Bow Wow, Entertainment, Health, Keke Palmer, Keke Palmer interview, Mental Health, Music, Queen Latifah, Shad Moss, Star, STAR on FOX, Television, TheGrio Originals -

Earlier this week, Bow Wow shared some sobering tweets on social media that suggested he was struggling with suicidal thoughts and Keke Palmer is not having any of it. “Sometimes i wish i wasnt here……..,” he posted on Twitter. He also shared similar sentiments on Instagram. Sometimes i REALLY wish i never existed… i can […]

The post EXCLUSIVE: Keke Palmer defends Bow Wow from haters appeared first on theGrio.

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African Americans, cultural paranoia, Mental Health, Mental Illness, Microagressions, News, Racism, Trauma, Video -

It’s time we were all honest with ourselves and admitted that the Black community (as a whole) is terrified. And the data is now showing we have a reason to be. Frequent police killings, racially based street harassment, overzealous (and at times criminal) treatment of our children in the school system, and a constant barrage […]

The post Do we all have PTSD?: Mental health in an age of racial terror appeared first on theGrio.

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Black Men, Featured, Jay Z, Manhood, Masculinity, Mental Health, Opinion, Will Smith -

Since the onset of 2018 articles like “We’re Obsessed With Will Smith’s Instagram” and “Will Smith’s Instagram game is stronger than most” have been popping up all over the place. For those who have been following Smith for some time, none of this was a surprise. While the A-list actor may be known for his […]

The post Are Will Smith and Jay Z making mental health cool for black men? We hope so! appeared first on theGrio.

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College, Education, Gun Violence, Mental Health, News -

James Eric Davis, Jr., is accused of shooting and killing his parent last week in his dorm room and more details are emerging about his mental state. It was reported that his mother, Diva Davis, and father, James Eric Davis Sr. had just returned from the hospital with their son following his discharge early Friday […]

The post Drugs, Gun, Police Chase: Shocking details about college student who killed parents in dorm appeared first on theGrio.

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  Suffering from a mental illness can become extremely overwhelming and even leave victims feeling […]

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“Black people don’t go to therapy.” It’s an oft-quoted belief that, for various reasons, has […]

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25th Amendment, Association of Black Psychologists, featured, Fire and Fury, Goldwater Rule, mental health, Politics, President Donald Trump, Trump Mental State, Trump Unfit -

The incessant tweets. Slurred speech. And then there’s his, like, questionable vocabulary. Questions surrounding President […]

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Ashawnty Davis, Imani McCray, Living, Mental Health, News, Opinion, Suicide -

We were too late for Ashawnty, but there are many others who still need to know it's worth it to keep living...

The post Too many of our babies are killing themselves – Here’s what we can do about it appeared first on theGrio.

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Black Family, Cancer, CDC, Featured, Health, Mental Health, News, Opinion, Thankgiving -

As a Black mother of four children, I know too well the effects of staying silent about health concerns before and during the holidays...

The post To all Black families: Remember to speak up about any health concerns today appeared first on theGrio.

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Colin Kaepernick, Commentary, Mental Health -

Over the past six years, the journey for my 21-year-old daughter Kennedy has taught me that life isn’t necessarily about what happens to you, but how you respond to what happens. My wife, Cheryl, and I did everything we could to prepare our four children for success. We exposed them to as much culture, particularly […]

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All Day, Colin Kaepernick, Daily Dose, Ezekiel Elliott, Game of Thrones, Mental Health, Michael Vick, Obamacare, Tracee Ellis Ross -

I’m finally back home for more than a day, and I’m very happy about that. On Monday I was on The Ryen Russillo Show, and it was an excellent experience. If you want to hear the show, here you go. Hour 1, Hour 2, Hour 3. 40 Under 40: Sports Media Talents — The […]

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Capital STEEZ, Hip-Hop, Joey Bada$$, Mental Health, Pro Era -

Every July 7, fans can expect to hear words of encouragement from rapper Joey Bada$$. This year, he shouted to a sold-out crowd at the PlayStation Theater in midtown Manhattan, “You may sleep on a bed, on a couch or on the floor, but never sleep on yourself.” Since 2015, Bada$$ and his Brooklyn, New […]

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Austin, Black Student-Athlete Summit, Mental Health, NCAA, Texas -

Sports psychologist Angel Brutus noticed one of her student-athlete clients motioning for her to come over during a post-practice team huddle. The team had just concluded a great practice, during which the athlete, dominant and focused, received praises for performance from teammates. But upon reaching the athlete, Brutus immediately recognized there was a problem. “The […]

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