Racial Trauma and the Mental Health of Ethnic Minority Communities

July 29, 2019

July is recognized as Minority Mental Health Awareness month. While there have been numerous articles and critical analyses published in recognition of Minority Mental Health Awareness month, i.e., the importance of culturally-tailored mental health treatment, barriers to treatment, the impact of stigma, etc., there is one topic that warrants but has received very little attention—the more »

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Banning Solitary Confinement

June 28, 2019

According to a new survey conducted by Yale Law School researchers and the Association of State Correctional Administrators (ASCA) in 2018, more than 4,000 prisoners living with serious mental illness in the United States are being held in solitary confinement. A 2014 study conducted in New York City found that prisoners placed in solitary confinement more »

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NAMI on Campus Clubs Support the Mental Health of College Students

May 17, 2019

All too often we hear of gun violence on school and college campuses. This really hit home when UNC-Charlotte was recently affected by a tragic shooting. Many factors play into devasting gun violence, and create a lasting impact on students, faculty, and community. Ripple effects such as anxiety, fear, anger, sadness, and stress can affect more »

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