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Research Shows Entire Black Communities Suffer Trauma After Police Shootings
by Tasha Williams
Police killings of unarmed African Americans have created a mental health crisis of enormous proportions.
“I Have No Need of an Enemy”
by Troy Chapman
A prisoner’s story of finding a third way—of finding meaning, truth, hope, and wholeness.
How Colleges Can Support Students Recovering from Substance Abuse
by Jen Soong
The key to sobriety is giving students experiences that go beyond pub-crawling or tailgating.
Student Debt Anxiety Is Hard on My Mental Health
by Jennifer Billock
In the last 10 years alone, the number of people like me who owe at least $100,000 in student loans has quadrupled. But here’s how we can cope.
Barbara Kingsolver: My Crazy Summer of Squash
by Barbara Kingsolver
The novelist spent a year growing her own food, and found valuable lessons in a bumper crop of zucchini.
Women of Color Face Significant Barriers When Running for Office. But They’re Finding Support
by Linda Kramer Jenning
How winning campaigns are working to overcome the sexism and racism that nonwhite candidates face.
The College Mental Health Crisis in 10 Sketches
by Krista Karlson
As schools respond to the 30 percent increase in demand for counseling, artist Ella Baron gives a glimpse inside some students’ experiences.
Standing Rock Medic Bus Is Now a Traveling Decolonized Pharmacy
by Mary Annette Pember
These Native herbalists are doing more than just healing sore muscles.
Busting the Myth of Immigrant Crime
by Mike Males
Trump’s White supporters—not immigrants—are bringing lethal drugs, violence, and crime.
Black Pride Gives Queer People of Color a Place to Honor Their Identity
by Khaaliq Crowder
LGBTQ celebrations all over the U.S. recognize the interests of those who haven’t found a place within the mainstream community.
To Build These Homes, We Chose an All-Women Crew
by The Mudgirls
The Mudgirls collective redefines expectations about what a construction site is supposed to look like—child care, breastfeeding breaks, and all.
Compassionate Mental Health Reform Began With Taking Off the Handcuffs
by Mason Adams
Rural Virginia in particular has implemented policies that try to treat people with more dignity.
How to Help Inmates Heal After the Trauma of Prison
by Allen Arthur
New York’s Thrive provides a model to the rest of the U.S. for supporting incarcerated men and helping them find stable housing, education, and employment after they’re released.
The Challenge for Communities to Rise and Take Care of Their Own
by Chris Winters
As the federal government abandons its responsibilities, it will be up to the states, the cities, the communities, and the people to rebuild a unified state.
A Mohawk Midwife’s Birth Stories
by Katsi Cook
“The stories of how we’re born are so important and give so much guidance to a child’s life.”