Health

Xiang Li helping in the kitchen at the Chinese Continuing Day Treatment Program.  (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Chinese Immigrants Suffering from Mental Illness at Risk

East Asian, Health, Manhattan October 15, 2018 at 6:06 pm

The only program in New York City to exclusively serve mentally ill Cantonese speakers could close its doors after more than 30 years, reports Sing Tao Daily.

First Lady of New York City Chirlane McCray (right), alongside Doctors Herminia Palacio (center) and Oxiris Barbot, unveiling the Latinx Thrive program. (Photo by Pedro F. Frisneda via El Diario)

New Mental Health Program Focuses on NYC Latinos

Health, Latino October 12, 2018 at 4:03 pm

Chirlane McCray, first lady of New York City, announced the launching of “Latinx Thrive,” the first mental health program focusing specifically on the city’s Hispanic communities, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Audience engagement at the Feb. 23 Beyond the Barrel event in Harlem (Photo by Dominic McKenzie)

Building Community Around ‘Barrel Children’

Caribbean, Featured Posts, Health, New York, Women, Youth September 28, 2018 at 5:22 pm

When a journalist reports a powerful story, building engagement within the community can offer a way toward solutions.

Dr. Mitchell Katz, CEO of NYC Health and Hospitals, addressing community and ethnic media at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism (Photo by Max Resnik)

NYC Health + Hospitals: ‘Humane, Competent and Welcoming Care’

Featured Posts, Health, New York September 27, 2018 at 5:40 pm

NYC Health and Hospitals’ CEO addressed the community and ethnic media at a Newsmakers briefing on Sept. 27.

(Photo via Pexels, Creative Commons license)

Health of NYC Latinos Is Worse than They Think

Health, Latino, New York September 26, 2018 at 4:18 pm

According to a report, language barriers, lack of insurance and education have created a health crisis among New York’s Hispanic population, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Jeremy Lin speaks about mental health issues faced by young people. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Jeremy Lin Shares Thoughts on Mental Health

East Asian, Health, Manhattan September 21, 2018 at 6:22 pm

At a screening of “Looking for Luke,” a documentary on the suicide of a Chinese-American student, basketball player Jeremy Lin spoke about the academic pressure he faced growing up and his views on mental health issues affecting young people, reports Sing Tao Daily.

Opinion: How a Draft Federal Rule Could Hurt Immigrant Families

Opinion: How a Draft Federal Rule Could Hurt Immigrant Families

Featured Posts, Health, Housing, Immigration, Opinion, Women, Youth August 30, 2018 at 4:35 pm

A proposed rule from the Department of Homeland Security could have a chilling effect on the use of public benefits by immigrants and their U.S.-born family members.

Un dibujo hecho por participantes de una clase de primeros auxilios de salud mental de ThriveNYC (captura de pantalla de un video en el sitio web ThriveNYC).

Haciéndole frente a los ataques de pánico: una historia personal

Health August 27, 2018 at 4:53 pm

Una periodista describe cómo el experimentar ataques de pánico la llevaron a darse cuenta de la importancia de tratar estados de salud mental y buscar ayuda profesional.

A drawing made by participants at a Thrive NYC mental health first aid session (Screen shot from video at ThriveNYC site)

Coping with Panic Attacks: A Personal Story

A journalist describes how experiencing panic attacks led her to realize the importance of treating mental health conditions and seeking professional help.

"Michelle Lin" (Photo by Ke "April" Xu for Voices of NY)

Depression in Young Asian-American Women

Within the Asian-American community, mental health experts are trying to promote greater understanding and treatment of depression and suicide ideation among young women.

Transplant Recipient, Now Donor Advocate

Transplant Recipient, Now Donor Advocate

Meet Nepalese immigrant and double-lung transplant recipient Prasha Tuladhar, who now works to encourage more New Yorkers to register as organ donors.

Latinos in Bushwick Have a New Community Health Center

Latinos in Bushwick Have a New Community Health Center

Brooklyn, Health, Latino July 30, 2018 at 5:29 pm

The Betances Health Center inaugurated a branch in this Brooklyn neighborhood, home to many low-income Hispanics who are sick and uninsured, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Fibroids: Speaking Out

Fibroids: Speaking Out

Fibroids disproportionately affect Black women, but advocacy efforts are gaining force to address the issue.

On July 16, the Roberto Clemente Center was inaugurated in a ceremony attended by its board of directors, patients, members of the community and elected officials. (Photo by Pedro Frisneda via El Diario)

In ‘Victory For The Community,’ LES Clinic Reopens

Health, Manhattan July 18, 2018 at 1:04 pm

The Roberto Clemente Center, a beloved Lower East Side clinic serving Hispanic residents for decades, has been renovated after being on the brink of closing, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

At NYCHA’s Bailey Houses, Quality of Life Impacts Mental Health

At NYCHA’s Bailey Houses, Quality of Life Impacts Mental Health

Residents and experts discuss how living conditions in NYCHA buildings hurt mental health.