The 160-year-old John Wesley AME Zion Church is one of the few predominantly African American churches that still exists in downtown Washington, D.C.
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More houses of worship are offering mental health programs, especially African American congregations.
Therapy dogs are an effective way to reduce stress among college students.
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Colleges and universities are using therapy dogs as a low-cost way to improve their students’ mental health.
Therapists are discovering that tele-health counseling is effective.
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Because of COVID-19, more and more therapists are turning to telehealth counseling and finding help. Could this be the wave of the future?
Inmates work in the laundry room at Las Colinas Women’s Detention Facility in Santee, California, on April 22, 2020.
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Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, missteps in transitioning the incarcerated back to their communities places this already vulnerable populace at greater risk of getting and transmitting the virus.
The term “at-risk” is frequently used to describe students from challenging circumstances. Some educators are working to change that.
Using the term ‘at-risk’ to describe students from challenging circumstances often creates more problems than it solves, a professor of counseling psychology argues.
Evacuees arrive at the UNLV Thomas & Mack Center after a gunman opened fire Oct. 1, 2017 in Las Vegas.
One year after the Oct. 1 shooting massacre in Las Vegas, a team of scholars from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas offers insights into how to best help those affected by the violence.
Students who need mental health services rarely receive them.
In order to prevent future mental health problems among at-risk students, schools must do a better job of screening for mental health problems earlier.
The U.S. Secret Service released a study of school shootings in 2002.
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As the nation searches for ways to prevent the next school shooting, one scholar says answers can be found in a forgotten study the Secret Service did after the Columbine massacre.
Victims of domestic violence may not get the services they need.
Years after their trials, he got in touch with the victims he thought he had helped. They described feeling ‘dumped’ by the system.
In 2016, James Edwards, right, poses with fellow residents at the Plymouth Crossroads youth homeless residence in Lancaster, N.Y., as he prepares to leave for college. Edwards finished high school while homeless.
Roughly 700,000 students ages 13 to 17 have experienced homelessness in the last year. An education researcher says the obstacles that these students face can threaten their college dreams.
Churches in the global South, especially Africa are growing.
The particular brand of masculinity promoted by Africa’s influential male church leaders tends to devalue women, re-inscribe male domination.
A smartphone could help people fight depression.
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Using sensors on smartphones and smartwatches can shed light on patients’ symptoms of depression, even identifying ones they didn’t notice or share with counselors.
What helps ex-offenders avoid rearrest?
Case management from nurses combined with peer coaching from ex-offenders helps recently released parolees avoid the behavior that got them locked up in the first place.
Suicides are the second leading cause of death on college campuses.
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Suicidal thoughts among college students are more common than we think. Graduate students, especially those in the humanities, are at a greater risk.
Social Services Minister Kevin Andrews believes couples counselling will ultimately save Australia money.
Social services minister Kevin Andrews claims his A$20 million Stronger Relationships Trial will save the government money in the long run by reducing family breakdown. But will it work? The trial, which…