Tag: Mental Health

Children of Undocumented Immigrants Face Mental Health Crisis

By Sheryl Estrada Photo by Shutterstock In the midst of continual debate between political parties on establishing effective immigration reform, little attention is given to the fact the mental health of thousands of Latino youth, born in the United States and whose parents are undocumented immigrants, is being compromised. “Anxiety…

How to Create a Mental-Health-Friendly Workplace

“Mental illness does not discriminate,” saysBob Carolla, director of media relations at theNational Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). “It can strike anyone at any time.” President John Quincy Adams and author Iris Chang (“The Rape of Nanking” and “The Chinese in America”) battled depression.Media giant Ted Turner and broadcaster Jane…

Gay-Cure Ban Stops 'Quackery' Therapy

Being gay is NOT a mental disorderand now there’s finally legislation that agrees. California Governor Jerry Brown approved a bill that bans the arguably “medieval practice” of gay-cure therapies on LGBT youth in his state. The law, which goes into effect on Jan. 1, protects lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender…