Spreading Mental-Health Awareness at Your School

Chalk Out Stigma is an event where students write positive messages about mental health in chalk on the grounds outside of their school. Early this morning, a group of students and I set out to do just that. With two boxes of colored chalk and an hour of time...

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New York Gives Mental-Health Education a Boost

We’ve all complained about learning useless information in school. Knowing what the mitochondria is won’t help you file taxes, and knowing the exact date the constitution was signed won’t help you in medical school. Fortunately, New York schools will now be teaching one subject that should be useful for...

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Mental Illness and the Police

On June 14, 2014, two Dallas police officers were called to the residence of Shirley Harrison. Shirley claimed that her son, Jason Harrison, was off of his medication and needed to be taken to the hospital. She informed the dispatch that her son had “bipolar schizophrenia,” and she asked...

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