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Stigma

There’s a fear of putting our business in the street…of somehow revealing too much. Black women can perceive going to a therapist as something we don’t do. There is a deep-seated feeling that going to seek professional help is a … Continue reading

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Addressing the escalating psychiatrist shortage

The title of the article “Lack of Psychiatrist Creates an Access Problem in Oregon” caught my eye. I sat down to read it and the following paragraph “Pincus said the undersupply of psychiatrists could be due to a number of … Continue reading

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Couch Surfing

Reading through my articles, this one Couch surfers” uncover free lodging, new friends   made me pause and reflect. I was unsure why I saved it. Perhaps because the term “Couch Surfing” in my profession is often defined as “The practice of … Continue reading

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Should therapists have the right to diagnose patients?

Should therapists have the right to diagnose patients? That was the question behind a seven-year court battle that had implications for mental health patients throughout the country. It was a relief to learn that “Texas State Supreme Court ruled in … Continue reading

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Taboos

AIDS has brought two major taboos- death and sex – to the dinning table- Noerine Kaleeba Daily Extra : Have you ever noticed how keeping taboo issues away from the table gives them more power and enables them? What are your taboo topics? … Continue reading

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