Resources for Victims of Violence

The American Psychological Association defines “violence” as an extreme form of aggression. In 2021, the United States saw 1.3 million cases of violent crime, but the real number is likely much higher as some cases go unreported or undiscovered. Below are resources to help those who find themselves as victims of various forms of violence… Continue reading Resources for Victims of Violence

Preventing Suicide & Saving Lives

Suicide is a leading cause of death in the United States, with someone dying from suicide every 11 minutes. That’s why we want to shed light on the warning signs that someone may be considering suicide and give you tips on how to help friends and loved ones that may be struggling. Recognizing the warning… Continue reading Preventing Suicide & Saving Lives

Using the Right Mental Health Terms

Talking about mental health matters, and the words we use can have a huge impact. In a study from Emory University, researchers found 50 psychological and psychiatric terms to avoid because they are shown to be shame-inducing and stigmatizing. But what exactly is stigmatizing about the language we use, and how can we respectfully discuss… Continue reading Using the Right Mental Health Terms

Stopping Child Abuse

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. All adults play a role in building the safe, stable, nurturing homes and environments needed for the healthy development of our future generation of parents, leaders, and community members. So, how can you help? Know what to look for There can be physical indicators and behavioral changes in a child that… Continue reading Stopping Child Abuse

Managing Anxiety Rooted in Racism

Whether it’s court cases that exemplify bias or unjust killings of people of color, it’s evident we are not in a post-racist society. That’s why many Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) experience higher rates of stress and anxiety due to persistent and generational racism, impacting their health and livelihoods.  Learning to manage anxiety… Continue reading Managing Anxiety Rooted in Racism

Mental Health in the Asian American & Pacific Islander Community

The Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community is less likely to seek help for mental health concerns than the general population. This is a large part of the reason why suicide was the leading cause of death within the AAPI community in 2019 for people between the ages of 15 and 24. Since then,… Continue reading Mental Health in the Asian American & Pacific Islander Community

International Women’s Day

From puberty to age 50, women are twice as likely as men to develop an anxiety disorder. While around 43% of these cases are mild, over half lead to moderate or severe disruption of daily life.  On this International Women’s Day, we’re recognizing why women are more prone to anxiety disorders and working to de-stigmatize… Continue reading International Women’s Day

February is Black History Month

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While mental health conditions can impact anyone, according to the Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health, Black adults in the United States are more likely than white adults to report persistent symptoms of emotional distress, such as sadness and hopelessness. Black Americans as well as other minority groups are also disproportionately faced with… Continue reading February is Black History Month

January is Human Trafficking Prevention Month

January is Human Trafficking Prevention Month. While anyone can fall victim to human trafficking, here are some of the individuals and groups at the highest risk of becoming victims of human trafficking. Risk of becoming a victim Some people are targets of human trafficking because they belong to a vulnerable population or find themselves in… Continue reading January is Human Trafficking Prevention Month

Prioritizing Mental Health During Activism

Participating in activism is an important way of engaging with your community to create change and advocate for causes you believe in. Whether you are participating in human rights campaigns, political campaigns, recovery advocacy, or mental health advocacy, prioritizing your own mental health and wellbeing should be part of your activist strategy. How can activism… Continue reading Prioritizing Mental Health During Activism

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