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What is selective mutism?


Some children show a complete shutdown of communication and a total inability to speak. In other children, their communication may turn into a whisper to people they feel extremely comfortable with, or, if possible, they may physically abandon the area and hide until they feel safe and more secure. Some parents describe their children as being extremely timid or shy, and some experts think that selective mutism is on the extreme end of the social shyness scale. Continue Reading →

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New study reveals effective treatment program for breast cancer survivors

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In a new study that could help improve the day-to-day quality-of-life for women with breast cancer, UCLA researchers have developed a cognitive rehabilitation program to address post-cancer treatment cognitive changes, sometimes known as “chemo brain,” which can affect up to 35 percent of post-treatment breast cancer patients. Continue Reading →

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The crossroads of mental health and faith

Pastor Roslyn Harmon

Faith is an essential part of our lives. As human beings, it is common to have some sort of connection with a spiritual force. If you read any therapy or motivational books on the Black community, it is often highlighted that faith is the core for Black people in healing. Pastor Roslyn Harmon is someone who is taking this form of healing to the next level with Circle of Healing Ministries. Continue Reading →

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Suicide among children on the rise


It is inconceivable that a six-year-old child would attempt suicide and want to end his or her life. Yet, the Hennepin County Medical Examiner ruled that the recent death of a six-year-old child was indeed a suicide by hanging. An article in Black Doctors reported that there were healed ligature marks on her neck, which may suggest that this was not her first attempt to kill herself. While there is not much known about suicide during childhood, according to, it has been on the rise for the last 20 years and rates have tripled. The rate of suicide in children is relatively low, and when compared with all age groups accounts for approximately one percent of all suicide completions. Continue Reading →

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Being a ‘team player’ −but whose team


Over the past two weeks, I have had the opportunity to review portions of my “employment” history. I have been under the impression that I understood completely the negative experiences I went through in Corporate America. Hindsight is 20-20, so upon reflection I find I missed many key phrases that were used to void my individualism, civil rights, sense of self, and all-out attempts to “just be me.” Continue Reading →

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What is psoriasis and why should I care about it?


Psoriasis is an itchy skin condition that appears as patches and plaques of dry, scaly skin located most commonly on the elbows, knees and scalp. Psoriasis, however, can occur anywhere. Sometimes it can be very mild with just a couple of spots, and in other cases it can be quite severe and widespread. Psoriasis can also make your fingernails and toenails rough and discolored with small pits. Continue Reading →

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