Mental Illness

Coalition groups vowed Friday in Atlanta to rise together and stand against the hatred that lead to the deadly mass shooting at Emmanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C. (l-r) Hank Stewart, Rainbow Push Coalition; Mary-Pat Hector, National Action Network Youth Movement; Robert Patillo; Rob Woods, Georgia Equality; Amanda Hill-Attkinsson, Deputy Director of Georgia Equality; Chountelle Bullock, Rainbow Push; Janis Mathis, Rainbow Push Coalition; Markel Hutchins, MovementForward; Herman Andrews, Executive Committee Officer, National Council of Urban League Guilds; Nancy Flake Johnson, President of the Urban League Guild of Greater Atlanta; and Joe Beasley with Rainbow Push Coalition. (Credit: maria Boynton/CBS Local)

Charleston Gunman “Acted Out Of Evil”: Coalition Groups Vow To Rise Together And Stand Against Hate

Members of various Civil and Human Rights groups gathered in Atlanta Friday in a show of solidarity against violence and hatred. They vowed to fight the “hatred shown in the mass shooting” at a historically […]

WAOK-AM–06/19/2015

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Too Much Truth: Rachel Dolezal, What Are You Mad About?

On Too Much Truth, we discussed the real reason why people should be upset with Rachel Dolezal. It’s not because she is a white woman that was the president of a NAACP chapter. It’s not […]

06/15/2015

Too Much Truth: Mental Health Awareness

On Too Much Truth, we were joined by Terrisita Terry of Community Friendship Inc. and Ashley Smith, author of “What’s On My Mind?” We discussed mental illness and Ashley shared her own story of how […]

WAOK-AM–05/11/2015

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Prosecutors Meet To Discuss Gun Violence

A coalition of prosecutors from across the country gathered for the first time in Atlanta to discuss ways to fight gun violence.

10/21/2014

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How Common Is Depression?

Nearly 60 million people experience a mental health condition every year. But only a fraction of those conditions are ever detected.

08/14/2014

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Video Games Being Developed To Target Depression, Anxiety

Psychologists believe video games could be a new way to reach people who need help.

08/13/2014

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Study: Twitter Has Potential To ‘Induce Psychotic Symptoms’

A new study finds that the downside to global social networks is the potential to ‟aggravate or even induce psychotic symptoms” in psychologically vulnerable patients.

08/13/2014

Does My Health Insurance Cover Mental Illness Care?

Almost all health insurance policies are now required to cover mental illness care under the Affordable Care Act.

03/12/2014

Exposure to more natural, green space in cities and towns can deliver large, long-lasting benefits to the mental health of the people living in the area. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

Study: Living By Green Spaces Improves Long-Term Mental Health

Exposure to more natural, green space in cities and towns can deliver large, long-lasting benefits to the mental health of the people living in the area.

01/07/2014

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The Sidney Wood Show: Healing Our Wounds

Today on the Sidney Wood show we discussed the tragic shooting at the Naval base in Washington D.C.. Many reports have revealed more details about the troubled suspect, Aaron Alexis. Were you surprised when you found out the […]

WAOK-AM–09/17/2013

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