mental health

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The COVID-19 crisis is having an impact on mental as well as physical health.

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The coronavirus pandemic has people feeling anxious and isolated. But a mental health agency in Kalamazoo says there are ways to cope.

Vicksburg HS Gets "Mental Health First Aid"

Oct 3, 2019
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Vicksburg High School is one of 35 schools around the country to get funding for a teen mental health pilot program. It's called "Teen Mental Health First Aid USA." Funding for it comes from National Council for Behavioral Health with help from Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation.

Dr. Arthur James Courtesy photo
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Is it the "stigma" of getting mental health services that keeps more African-Americans from seeking them? Not entirely. Dr. Arthur James, one of two keynote speakers at the May 2nd Breaking the Stigma: African-American Mental Health Symposium, a new conference in Kalamazoo, cites access as a factor as well.

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A new conference exploring African-American mental health issues opens on Thursday, May 2 in Kalamazoo. Maternal and infant health expert Dr. Arthur James is one of the two keynote speakers at the daylong Breaking the Stigma: African-American Mental Health Symposium. He specializes in the role of race in health disparities, especially black infant mortality.