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Guest Column: On Mental Health

December 16, 2012
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Like the rest of us, my friend was deeply affected by the terrible events at Sandy Hook Elementary School. He struggles every day with mental health issues, and I have been a witness to the depression and hopelessness he battles. This incredibly smart man has expressed to me before his concern about the unavailability of affordable mental health care options. This essay is written from his point of view, grounded both from living in the African American community and facing his own mental health needs. He asked to remain anonymous because of the stigmatization that comes with admitting your mental…

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