Mental Illness Is Not A Choice

Ja’Nell Gore shares her opinions on the rampant portrayal of depression and anxiety as romanticized mental health issues. From her own experiences, she knows firsthand that these are not issues that people choose to have. “Too often social media gives a misconception of what depression looks like and sometimes even romanticizes it.” Read more at […]

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Breaking The Silence: Mental Health Awareness Among Boys and Men In The East African Community

With an upsurge of public discourse surrounding mental health issues, more attention is being drawn to the fact that boys and men of color are more likely to be affected by mental illness. One organization in City Heights is working to combat this. “Silenced conversations around mental health and a lack of investment by the […]

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Long Beach Poly Mental Health Center Won Over After Hints Of Closure

After rumors swirled that Long Beach Polytechnic High School was shutting down its mental health counseling center, students and staff alike protested the imminent closing. Because of this massive community backlash, the school will keep the program, citing the important role it plays in maintaining mentally and emotionally healthy students. “How much value do you […]

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