“When we go out and engage with them, … we start with a conversation,” Hughes said. “One of the things that we’ve identified as the highest need for people experiencing homelessness is just somebody to listen to them.”
How to Support a Loved One with Mental Health Issues Amanda Funger | Avant-y News Almost everyone has been affected by mental health struggles, whether personally or when trying to support a loved one. Mental illnesses are among the most common health conditions in the United States with about one Read more…
On Friday, Apr 23rd at 2 p.m, I entered the Georgia International Convention Center feeling hopeful.
Doses of Hope: My COVID-19 vaccine experience, as a Black journalist Image from Avant-Youth With the increase of COVID-19 cases and deaths daily, last year was a standstill for everyone. The constant enforcement of social distancing, masks and demand for disinfectant products would become our new reality. Fast forward to Read more…
After a year of toxic stress ignited by so much fear and uncertainty, now is a good time to reset, pay attention to your mental health and develop some healthy ways to manage the pressures going forward.
Brain science has led to some drug-free techniques that you can put to use right now.
An endless flow of information is coming at us constantly: It might be an article a friend shared on Facebook with a sensational headline or wrong information about the spread of the coronavirus. It could even be a call from a relative wanting to talk about a political issue.
All this information may leave many of us feeling as though we have no energy to engage.
As a philosopher who studies knowledge-sharing practices, I call this experience “epistemic exhaustion.” The term “epistemic” comes from the Greek word episteme, often translated as “knowledge.” So epistemic exhaustion is more of a knowledge-related exhaustion.
Many have said they do not plan to take either of the two vaccines in development, because of their distrust in the United States’ healthcare system and vaccines. This distrust stems from the turbulent history concerning how healthcare workers have treated the Black community.
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic and protests for racial justice, the gun industry’s trade association, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, estimates that gun sales from March through July were 8.5 million. This is 94% higher the same period in 2019.