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Stigma Regarding Mental Illness among People of Color

July 8, 2019 | Diversity | LGBTQ | Comments
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Victor Armstrong, MSW

Vice President of Behavioral Health for Atrium Health, and a member of the National Council's board of directors

One of the remaining taboos in many communities of color is the stigma around mental illness. Whether it’s depression or anxiety (or, the worst-case scenario, suicide), there is a longstanding belief in these communities that such concerns are taboo, and their impact is the problem of “the other.” Though communities of color, because of socioeconomic […]

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Raising the Curtain on Recovery

June 29, 2017 | Addictions | LGBTQ | Lived Experience | Comments
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Tom Hill

Vice President, Addictions and Recovery

The most important thing to know about me is that I am a person in long-term recovery from addiction. That means that this month – June 2017 – I celebrate 25 continuous years without mind-altering substances. But my life in recovery has meant so much more than not using substances. It’s meant being comfortable in […]

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BREAKING NEWS: Conversion Therapy for LGBTQ Youth is Bad

June 22, 2016 | Diversity | LGBTQ | Lived Experience | Comments
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Adam Swanson

Senior Policy Associate, National Council for Behavioral Health

First federal report concludes that conversion therapy for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or questioning (LGBTQ) youth is not effective.

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