Classes help families cope with mental illness
Learn about diagnosis, meds and more
The Urban Los Angeles and West Los Angeles Counseling Centers will sponsor the National Alliance on Mental Illness’ (NAMI) family-to-family education program on April 19 from 7-9:30 p.m. at 4305 Degnan Blvd., suite 104, L.A..
The free program is a two-week series of classes that will cover information for families of persons diagnosed with mental illnesses such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depression, panic disorder and obsessive compulsive disorder.
They courses will also discuss coping skills such as handling crisis and relapse and rehabilitation. Limited space available. To register, please call (323) 294-7814 or (323) 737-7463.
Say mental illness in the African American community, and most likely you will cause a pause in conversations as large as the white elephant in the room. Mental illness has a disturbing and persistently negative history in the Black community throughout the United States.
Fueled by mistrust of a system that often views Black people as nothing more than guinea pigs ripe for experimentation, accepting the label “mentally ill” comes with a huge stigma.
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“The statistics on sanity are that one out of every four Americans is suffering from some form of mental illness. Think of your three best friends. If they’re okay, then it’s you.”— Rita Mae Brown (American Writer, b.1944)
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LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Paramedics transported a 50-year-old man to the hospital in cardiac arrest after he was detained by officers for yelling, screaming and interfering with traffic at a South Los Angeles intersection, police said today.
The incident at the intersection of 51st Street and Wall, just east of Main Street, took place about 10:45 p.m. Monday, said Sgt. David Garland, watch commander at the Los Angeles Police Department’s Newton Station.