mental health

The LEAD Program Faces a Reckoning for Centering Police

The murder of George Floyd and the explosion of protests against police terror led by the Black Lives Matter (BLM)…

September 17, 2020

The Impact of Family Members’ Incarceration on Black Women’s Mental Health

A new study shows that Black women who have experienced having a family member incarcerated have higher levels of stress…

September 9, 2020

Crack, Mass Incarceration and Black Trauma: Jeffrey’s Story

Jeffrey Calhoun has been shot seven times and sent to prison three. Had he not been granted clemency by President…

August 20, 2020

Alcohol Harm Reduction: A World of Growing Possibilities

In her early professional life, Louise liked to unwind with wine. She loved the way it looked in a glass;…

August 17, 2020

How I Wish My Parents Had Reacted to My Heroin Use

My parents aren’t exactly known for being calm. In fact my mother, who has mental health concerns, will lose her…

July 30, 2020

British Columbia’s Troubling Bid to Detain Young People Who Overdose

On June 23, the provincial government of British Columbia announced the first reading of Bill 22, a proposed amendment to…

July 27, 2020

Navigating the Baffling Systems of Care That Failed My Son

[The following article is excerpted from two chapters of Cover My Dreams in Ink, the author's account of the journey…

July 22, 2020

How We Can All Take Responsibility to Avoid Calling the Police

Calls to defund the police are picking up national momentum from Los Angeles to New York City. The Minneapolis City…

July 1, 2020

Fighting Racism in a Small, Conservative Town in New Jersey

  Outrage over racism and police brutality epitomized by the murder of George Floyd has been so pervasive that away…

June 10, 2020

People With Mental Health Diagnoses Left Out of “Historic” NYC Decarceration

The number of New Yorkers in the city's infamous jail system hit what Mayor Bill de Blasio called an "historic"…

May 26, 2020