Opening Our Eyes to Opportunities for Change

September 2, 2021

Sitting in my office at 40th and Chestnut Streets, I often look east and admire the beautiful mural of a young Black man, titled “Colorful Legacy,” by Willis “Nomo” Humphrey and Keir Johnston. As I gaze at the image, I sometimes shake my head when reflecting on my initial misunderstanding of the artists’ message; I…

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WHYY Radio Times Addresses Mental Health in African American Communities

August 30, 2018

August 30, 2018 | WHYY Radio Times ran a program on Mental Health and Black Communities on Monday, August 27.  Marty Moss-Coane’s guests were Philadelphia psychiatrists Delane Casiano and Karriem Salaam, who are co-authors of the book, Mind Matters: A Resource Guide to Psychiatry for Black Communities and Howard Stevenson, professor of Urban Education, and…

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Seeking: Balance in Relationships

March 20, 2018

Deb D’Arcangelo is CEO of Council for Relationships which provides therapy on a sliding fee scale and trains current and future therapists.   This Women’s History Month, we at Council for Relationships applaud the success of former Philadelphia activist Tarana Burke and her launching of the #MeToo movement, which has put a spotlight on the…

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Why the Crisis of Teen Suicide Needs More Attention

October 9, 2017

We at Council for Relationships agree with Dr. Daniel Taylor’s article that ran in yesterday’s Philadelphia Inquirer. We appreciate all of the work that he and his colleagues at Drexel University School of Medicine and St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children have done in this area, as well as the efforts of the City of Philadelphia’s…

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My View: The Building Brotherhood Mural

April 28, 2016

I greatly appreciate being able to see this mural, entitled Building Brotherhood, from my desk at the University City office of Council for Relationships.  An article about it in WestPhillyLocal.com explains that it “was designed to inspire males of color to build supportive relationships with one another as a mechanism for coping with – and…

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