Mental Health News Round-Up: May 8

On a Brother’s Suicide: ‘I Wish I Had Never Told Him to Go to School’s Counseling Center’ A sister reflects on how William and Mary’s harsh mental health policies affected her brother’s mental state. She reflects on the difference between how a physical health and mental health problem and the “[trust that] the university at which you’ve…

Mental Health News Round-Up: May 3

A New Look at Racial/Ethnic Differences in Mental Health Service Use Among Adults The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has released statistics about how adults of different ethnicities utilize mental health services.  Those who identified with two or more races were the most likely to seek therapy, while whites were most likely to…

Mental Health News Round-Up: April 10

Addressing Stigma, Disparities in Minority Mental Health: Access to Care among Barriers In addition to facing the regular stigmas of mental health disorders, minorities have to combat increased stigma and other hurdles to receive treatment.  Barriers to care include the lack of culturally competent providers and the lack of media portrayals of people of color with mental health disorders. Additionally,…

Mental Health News Round-up: April 3

Offer Transgender Youths Safe Spaces, Psychologists Say In light of the fact that trans individuals have higher rates of mental health concerns, psychologists emphasize the need for finding acceptance and inclusion especially in schools. Changing the Culture of Mental Health Can Help Us Prevent Tragedies In light of recent events, many people have been discussing…