Black Pioneers in Mental Health

The Gooden Center prides itself on being an all-inclusive organization.  Some one once told me that Alcoholics Anonymous was intergrated before Major League Baseball and the U.S. Army.  It's important for us all to understand that, when attempting success in [...]

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Coping with the Stress of Natural Disaster

When disaster strikes, it can be devastating. People lose their homes, their pets, their family. Sometimes your life can be in danger. Dealing with that stress can cause trauma, PTSD, and can significantly upset your daily life and routines [...]

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Mental Health and the Black Community

Today, an estimated 20.6% of the U.S. population, or 1 in 5 adults, suffers from a mental illness or disorder. That rate is also about the same in black and white individuals. However, mental health intersects with Black experiences [...]

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