Tag: Mental Health

Raven Saunders

Silver Medalist Raven Saunders Breaks Olympic Protest Rules To Call Attention to Oppressed Communities

As if hurling an 8.8-pound shot put 64 feet and 11 inches to win a silver medal at this year’s Tokyo Olympics weren’t impressive enough, Charleston, South Carolina’s Raven Saunders has also become one of the few medalists (so far) to use their time on the podium to call attention…

U.S. Representative Cori Bush

Rep. Cori Bush Introduces ‘People’s Response Act’ To Help People of Color Stay Safe From Police Violence During 911 Calls

Far too many emergency calls to 911 for issues ranging from family disturbances to mental health matters to wellness checks turn deadly or result in unnecessary injuries or arrests. Police show up, situations escalate, and before long, violence or arrests break out. But Missouri Rep. Cori Bush is hoping to…

NYPD officers

NYPD Replaced by Mental Health Experts in NYC; Your College Degree Might Not Be Worth the Debt; and More

NYPD may no longer respond to mental health emergencies in NYC. New York City administrators have announced a new pilot program where teams of EMS health workers and mental health crisis workers will be dispatched to emergency mental health calls placed to the city’s 911 system rather than the NYPD,…

Supporting the Emotional and Physical Needs of Women in Uncertain Times: A Panel Discussion With Dr. Robyn Jones and Laura Long

During DiversityInc’s Nov. 4 Women of Color and Their Allies event, Dr. Robyn Jones, senior medical director of women’s health at Johnson & Johnson and Laura Long, Vice President of Operations, Performance and Compliance, National Equity Inclusion and Diversity at Kaiser Permanente discussed the specific life challenges women face in…