Category: Demographics

The Mental Health issue in African-American communities

The Stigma of Mental Health in African-American Communities Mental illness isn’t an easy topic to discuss and even if it was, there are many stigmas that are often associated with it that still arise in many of our communities. Dr. Thomas Troast, the director of the counseling center at Mount Mary University, said that even…
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May 15, 2018 0

The Overlooked Demographic: Suicide in middle-aged men

  The people who die by suicide are not primarily teenage females, as many tend to think. The group of individuals who die by suicide at the highest rate is not teenagers, nor is it females. It is middle-aged men. According to Waukesha County Technical College psychology professor and Prevent Suicide Greater Milwaukee volunteer Dr.…
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May 8, 2018 0

Suicide flashpoint: Men in midlife

In 2016, seven out of ten suicide deaths were white males, according to the American Society of Suicide Prevention. ( Nationally, white men, ages 45-65, make up the group that is at greatest risk for suicide. “Actual interventions tend to focus a lot on young people,” explained Dr. Robert Dubois, a psychologist who teaches at…
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May 7, 2018 0