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As I often tell people, what got me to finally get my life together (of sorts) was not me. I wish I was enough, but alas, for me, as I’ve demonstrated time and time again, I am not. The first time I pulled it together out of the darkness of bipolar disorder was for my family—specifically my parents—because I didn’t…


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Los Angeles County judge ruled that accused rapist and killer Danueal Drayton, 27, is mentally competent to stand trial for the murder of Queens nurse Samantha Stewart inside her home last July

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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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San Mateo County officials are looking into the death of an unarmed black man who died shortly after being arrested and Tased by sheriff’s deputies two weeks ago.


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Kofi Siriboe may be best-known for his role as a sexy, single father on Queen Sugar but the actor has a lot more to share with the world than his muscles. He recently wrote, directed, produced, and starred in a short film that addresses a subject our community is known to avoid–mental health. JUMP follows Ziggy, […]

The post EXCLUSIVE: Kofi Siriboe on facing his own mental health and empowering others to do the same with ‘JUMP’ appeared first on theGrio.

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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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Deborah Danner, Mental Illness, New York City, News, Police Brutality, police reform -

The trial of Sargeant Hugh Barry, an eight-year veteran of the NYPD who shot and killed Deborah Danner in October 2016, ended today. After a long and trying time for Danner’s family and friends, the disappointing verdict – not guilty, was announced today. Barry faced charges of manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide for the death of […]

The post NYPD Sergeant found not guilty in shooting death of mentally ill Black woman appeared first on theGrio.

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PARIS (AP) — The four American college students attacked with acid at a Marseille train […]

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TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A Black man who was fatally shot by three Oklahoma law […]

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The GOP Congress just made it easier for people with mental disabilities to get their […]

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When Chirlane McCray became the First Lady of New York City, she promised to make a difference in people’s lives in the most personal of ways. After months of research, planning and listening tours, she has launched a game-changing 24-hour support line to reach more people in-need. Now people can call, text or chat live with a […]

The post How the First Lady of NYC is fighting stigma against mental illness appeared first on theGrio.

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Actor Gbenga Akinnagbe’s character in the new indie film Knucklehead is a young man who wants to be “mentally excellent” but thinks only prescription drugs can help. Poverty and abuse then slowly undermine him, leaving his mental disability unmanaged and his life spiraling out of control. Akinnagbe, who also executive produced the film, co-stars with Emmy award-winning actress Alfre […]

The post How ‘Knucklehead’ could change the way we look at black men with mental illness appeared first on theGrio.

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Black Men, Depression, Living, Mental Health, Mental Illness, News -

Depression doesn’t recognize one gender over the other, but men to experience certain aspects of life that allow depression to crop up in our lives.

The post Five signs the black man you love is struggling with depression appeared first on theGrio.

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — An autopsy report released Monday shows that a 25-year-old black man killed in a confrontation with Los Angeles police this summer was shot three times, including in his right side, right arm and his back...

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MILWAUKEE (AP) — A prosecutor says he won't file charges against a white former Milwaukee police officer in the fatal shooting of a black man...

The post Milwaukee police officer will not be charged in fatal shooting of Dontre Hamilton appeared first on theGrio.

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Wayne Brady, the comedian and TV host of shows like “Who’s Line Is It Anyway” […]

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Addiction, Athletes, Black Men's Health, Concussion, Depression, Football, Health, Injury, Junior Seau, Living, Mental Illness, PTSD, Substance Abuse -

theGRIO REPORT - Injured athletes have an increased risk of developing mental illnesses and are less likely to seek psychiatric help...

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Cutting, Depression, Living, Mental Health, Mental Illness, Opinion, Suicide -

OPINION - Sometime last year, during the course of a seemingly normal evening, I spotted an oozing gash across my daughter’s forearm...

The post Black girls who cut themselves, and the pain of self-injury appeared first on theGrio.

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theGRIO REPORT - A new study out of Pediatrics shows the link between spanking and several mental disorders later in life...

The post Study: spanking may lead to depression, anxiety and alcoholism appeared first on theGrio.

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Abuse, Back to School Health, Bullying, Health, Living, Mental Illness, Pediatrics, Playground, Playworks, Suicide, Teen Suicide, Violence -

theGRIO REPORT - When a 7-year-old is bullied to the point of hanging himself, it puts schoolyard teasing into a whole new light...

The post How to prevent teen bullying and suicide appeared first on theGrio.

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