Author Archives: Marilyn Langeman

People of color face significant barriers to mental health services

Mental health issues affect everyone, but people of color — Black, Latinx, Asian and Native American people — have higher rates of some mental health disorders and face greater disparities in getting help than White people. Those issues are primarily due to … Continue reading

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Responding to mental health emergencies, article by Kevin Ressler, Lancaster PA

Lancaster County needs a system geared to respond proactively to mental health situations [opinion] KEVIN RESSLER | Special to LNP Sep 16, 2020 Kevin Ressler is president and CEO at United Way of Lancaster County. A tragedy happened Sunday afternoon … Continue reading

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COVID-19 and mental health

Test 2 CiteIt I am in Canada currently. The following is on a site offering resources in Canada. It’s important to be kind to yourself. This is an anxious and stressful time for everyone, and it’s okay if you feel … Continue reading

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Testing Cite-it on article about coronavirus and mental health

Today I tested Tim Langeman’s cite-it plug-in for my blog. I am going to quote from an article I read: When the World Health Organization released advice on protecting your mental health during the coronavirus outbreak, it was broadly welcomed.

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‘I have dark thoughts about my children’s autism’

Some parents of disabled children can appear unwaveringly positive. But one mother says her children’s autism has left her with “dark thoughts” and she wishes their impairments would disappear.

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A Glimpse Into My Son’s Magnificent Mind (who has autism)

Max’s autism diagnosis three years ago gave me an unspeakable sense of relief. When a friend asked me later that day how I was feeling, I could only describe it in this way: “I feel empty and full at the … Continue reading

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What outdoor space tells us about inequality

Of course, trying to increase access to outdoor space has been a goal of cities way before Covid-19 struck. But the conversation has taken on greater intensity since the pandemic has exposed just how unequal access can be. It’s not … Continue reading

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What we can learn from ‘untranslatable’ illnesses

From an enigmatic rage disorder to a sickness of overthinking, there are some mental illnesses you only get in certain cultures. Why? And what can they teach us? “DO NOT FEAR KORO,” screamed the headline in the Straits Times newspaper on November … Continue reading

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How a bench and a team of grandmothers can tackle depression

Many of the New York counsellors have successfully overcome addictions and other life challenges themselves. “We’re committed to having folks with lived experiences, who can speak the language of recovery and of dealing with addiction,” White says. “Before you know … Continue reading

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The world’s most accessible stress reliever – singing

When we sing, large parts of our brain “light up” with activity, says Sarah Wilson, a clinical neuropsychologist and head of the School of Psychological Sciences at the University of Melbourne. She led a study which looked at how the brain reacts … Continue reading

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