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Mental Health Problems Persist After Sandy Hook

Mental Health Problems Persist After Sandy Hook

Dec 17
Five years after the Sandy Hook massacre, efforts to improve mental health care for young people have had mixed results. Many reforms included in key piece of federal legislation remain unfunded.

We Need to Talk About HIV and Mental Health

By Jerry Yelton, QNotes Contributor | Nov 19
Rarely - if ever - are stories about the intersection of mental health issues with HIV status heard. Individuals living with HIV have a far greater likelihood of experiencing mental health problems than the general population.

Pressure to Follow Binaries Puts Bi Individuals at Higher Risk for Mental Health Issues

By Tucker Berardi | Sep 30
Deemed immoral by heterosexuals and noncommittal by gay communities, many bisexuals have to fight for a place to fit in, and no one is offering a space.

LGBTQ People with Mental Illness Speak Up

By Maria Dominguez | Sep 17
People who identify as LGBTQ are three times as likely to experience a mental health condition like depression or anxiety, but even within our own community ignorance and discrimination against mental illness abounds.

Suicide Prevention Resources Just A Call Away

By Dana M. Cea, QNotes Guest Contributor | Sep 16
Suicide knows no boundaries. It affects all age groups, all races, all ethnicities, all socioeconomic statuses, all religions, all geographic regions - you name it. But there's help available.

Mental Makeover Month

By Jacob Glass | Mar 26
We must be very careful what we agree to, even mentally, because what we agree with, we are creating for ourselves. Just as there are no idle thoughts, there are no idle agreements, and that includes the next four years.

Discussing Depression and Disability in the LGBT and Black Communities

By Belo Cipriani | Sep 5
Depression is common. But more common is the fact that, as a society, we don't openly talk about depression and its impact on our communities.

WHO Reevaluating Classification of Transgender Identity As A Mental Disorder

By Jeff Taylor | Sep 3
The WHO still officially considers being transgender a mental disorder, but that may soon change.

Suffering, Stress in North Carolina's Anti-LGBT Climate

By Maria Dominguez | Aug 28
Setting aside the games of money and power, the mental and emotional impact of anti-LGBT legislation is considerable.

The Murky Role of Mental Illness in Extremism, Terror

By Maria Cheng | Jul 24
After family members of the driver who slammed a truck into a holiday crowd in the French city of Nice said he suffered from depression, questions have been raised again about the links between mental illness, extreme ideology and mass violence.

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