Archive | mental health

Learning to use Chopsticks takes patience, and so does adjusting to a new culture, author says

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Many from other countrie are surprised at the political marches that occur regularly in Ecuador. My opinion: We need to learn more about this active and successful process!A COUPLE OF NEW FRIENDS are not making it here in Cuenca, Ecuador—at least so far. I like them and find they are interesting and fun. But I […]

Starting now: A Woman’s Retirement Monologues

About: As we retire, how do we still grow and achieve? How do we stay engaged? What happens to our story? MY MOTHER, WHO IS a dynamic and professional 94-year-old retiree (she recently wrote a book for the city of Albany, Oregon and now is working a second writing project, as well as researching an arts […]

Lack of Diversity, Discrimination Can Cause Mental Health Issues, Study Notes

A story in today’s Legal Industry News by KCJ News Service states that many minority workers ‘feel discriminated against’ Employment law developments to promote diversity in the workplace may not be having the desired effect, as many people from minority backgrounds still feel they are being discriminated against, it has been claimed. According to a […]

Violence Isn’t Limited to Arizona, and Mental Health Laws Must Change, Says Civil Rights Author

Susan KlopferAuthor, Who Killed Emmett Till?sklopfer@gmail.com As a researcher and author of several civil rights books, I would like to comment on the violent Tucson killing of a nine-year-old girl and a federal judge, the wounding of a congresswoman and killing of others. I fear that our lack of available mental health services for many people […]

Diversity Briefings Newsletter: 11/09/2010

Today’s New Diversity Topics: Battle Over Jail VS Mental Health Heats Up in Orleans Parish, New Immigration Judges Sworn In, Diversity in Law Firms Takes a ‘Hit’, Does Real Diversity Mean We’re All the Same? (Surely Not),  Still Another Bullied 14-Year-Old Commits Suicide,  Guy Or a Girl? Issue a Sticky Wicket On Some Campuses, Spice and Chai […]