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  • Metta World Peace Receives “Special Recognition Award” at SAMSHA’s 2012 Voice Awards

    The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) honored Metta World Peace of the Los Angeles Lakers with a Special Recognition Award at the 2012 Voice Awards for his work to raise awareness about mental health issues and for his financial support of charities that provide mental health awareness and treatment services for children. [...]

  • Metta World Peace Speaks with Dr. Michael Nagler and Stephanie Van Hook for Summer of Peace Network

    Metta World Peace speaks with Dr. Michael Nagler and Stephanie Van Hook from the Metta Center for Nonviolence, as part of the Shift Network’s Summer of Peace project.  More information on the Summer of Peace can be found here: http://summit.summerofpeace.net/ To listen to the full interview, please click here: http://summit.summerofpeace.net/sites/files/audio/SummerOfPeace2012-50-MettaWorldPeace.mp3  

  • Healed People Heal People

    (Source: Tricycle.com, by Emma Varvaloucas):  Rusty Trunzo was in prison for over thirty years for committing murder. When he completed his sentence three years ago, he left prison as a radically different man. “The first nine years in there, it was all about staying numb,” Trunzo said. “Using [drugs], you know, and really not getting [...]

  • Cultural Competency Key to Meeting the Health Needs of Latino Veterans

    Center for American Progress Cultural Competency Key to Meeting the Health Needs of Latino Veterans By Amy Navvab August 7, 2012 Treating Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Requires Culturally Sensitive Care: Unlike other U.S. wars, the recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have relied on a relatively small number of volunteers deployed multiple times. This combination puts [...]

  • An Eye for an iPad?

    The world of technology finds itself in a yin yang pool of those that love or criticize it. The rapid advancement of technology over the years has allowed the world to evolve but some may argue that it has put a halt on the advancement and true potential of humanity. We depend so much on [...]