Centuries of Racism Have Created a Mental Health Crisis Among Black Americans

Photo credit: Getty/ Morgan McMullen
Photo credit: Getty/ Morgan McMullen

From Marie Claire

“He wanted me to run, so he could shoot me in the back,” my father said through tears that refused to fall. It was last month, the day before Father’s Day. Instead of making plans to celebrate, my dad and I sat in grief and fear together, like so many Black parents and their children, over the senseless loss of more Black lives.

He was telling me the story of how, as a 16-year-old walking around his neighborhood in Savannah, Georgia, he had been picked up by the police. After being taken

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I ‘Have a Heavy Heart’

Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave‘s mantra as her 4-month-old daughter Dove‘s neurosurgery date approaches is “one foot in front of the other.”

On Monday’s episode of her Teddi Tea Pod podcast, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star opened up about the emotional moments she learned her baby girl would need surgery after doctors diagnosed her with lambdoid craniosynostosis — which she previously described as “a very rare type of non-syndromic craniosynostosis and occurs when one of the lambdoid sutures at the back of the head fuses before birth.”

Mellencamp Arroyave first learned that something was amiss at Dove’s 2-month

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Is Amazon’s Health Care Pilot a Threat to Other Bigwigs?

Amazon’s AMZN focus on delivering quality healthcare service seamlessly at affordable cost is disrupting the multi-trillion-dollar healthcare industry.

The e-commerce giant’s latest launch of a health care pilot program in collaboration with Crossover Health is a testament to the same. Notably, this pilot is focused on setting up Neighborhood Health Centers near Amazon fulfilment and operation facilities.

The company is focused on making primary care services easily accessible to employees and their families on the back of the new program.Further, the latest move highlights Amazon’s commitment toward the welfare of employees.

We believe the latest move of Amazon is

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Alberta father-of-two dies after ‘non-essential’ heart surgery postponed due to COVID-19

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Jerry "Ched" Dunham died after plans to receive a pacemaker were postponed due to COVID-19.
Jerry “Ched” Dunham died after plans to receive a pacemaker were postponed due to COVID-19.

Jerry Dunham’s Facebook profile serves as a window into the frustration that plagued the final months of his life. 

In April, the 47-year-old Redcliff, Alta. native was informed that his plans to receive a pacemaker was being postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic — as were all other “non-essential” surgeries in the province.

For Dunham, the news was a devastating blow. The appointment with his doctor had been six

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Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the US — here’s how to prevent and treat the condition

Heart disease is a dangerous condition, but it can be prevented with routine doctor’s visits and lifestyle changes.

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 647,000 Americans die from heart disease a year — a total of one in every four deaths — making it the leading cause of death in the US.

Heart disease encompasses a range of heart health problems. For example, you may know someone who has had a heart attack, but this is just one of many types of heart disease. Most of the time, heart disease

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JAY-Z, Taraji P. Henson, Kendrick Sampson and More Stars Advocating for Mental Health in the Black Community

Amid stresses like the coronavirus pandemic and continued fight for racial equality, mental health is more important than ever. ET is shining a light on stars trying to break the stigma.

In a 2018 conversation with JAY-Z, CNN’s Van Jones opened up about the lack of mental health support for Black Americans.

“Mental health, trauma, PTSD is so rampant in our community,” he said. “As scared as Black folks are of the cops, we’re even more scared of therapists,” he quipped.

“Yeah, it’s a stigma,” JAY-Z agreed. “As you grow, you realize the ridiculousness of the stigma attached to

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