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Check out our mental health blog for expert resources and strategies on a variety of mental health and wellness topics.
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Understanding Disability Pride
What do you think of when you think of the phrase Disability Pride? Many people would not think to combine these two words in the same sentence. Society tells us that the word disability is bad or undesirable. However, the word disability isn’t harmful or...
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Minority Mental Health Awareness Month: A Look at the Importance of Cultural Competency in Mental Healthcare
In 2008, like every other therapist/social worker and psychologist, I took my “Multicultural Counseling” class in graduate school. I was particularly excited about this class coming from a bilingual immigrant household while growing up in America. Mainly,...
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Celebrating and Supporting Black Mental Health on Juneteenth
Juneteenth holds a place of great importance in the hearts and minds of millions of people across the United States. With its recent recognition as a federal holiday on June 17th, 2021, Juneteenth's commemoration has taken on an even more profound meaning...
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Promoting Mental Wellness in Minority Communities
Mental health care is essential for providing comprehensive and holistic health care to individuals, families, and communities. Unfortunately, it has a history of discrimination and unfairness. Communities of color have faced significant challenges. There...
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Discussing Mental Health Stigmas in the Latinx Community
Despite massive progress being made in the world of mental health and therapy, certain stigmas surrounding mental health discussions are unfortunately still ongoing. For some communities and marginalized groups, these discussions are now more crucial than...
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Disability in the Workplace: Its Impact on Hiring and Working with People with Disabilities
This blog will be a discussion about people with disabilities in the workplace and ways that employers can promote an environment that allows accessibility to people with physical or mental impairments. The purpose of this blog is to give an understanding...
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My Skin Is Tired
In honor of Juneteenth, I thought going unconventional with this piece would be a way to open eyes to how it may feel from a perspective of a Black Woman in leadership as well as in general in times of racial divide. It is tiring to be in my black skin. ...
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Racial Disparities in Mental Health Care
13.4% of the US population is made up of African-Americans, with 16% of them reporting having a mental illness, which is roughly 7 million people. Historically, African-Americans experience trauma and violence more often than others. These exposures have ...
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Rise of Asian American Hate & Its Effects On Mental Health
Written By: Dr. Kailyn Bobb (PsyD) July is National Minority Mental Health Month. As of May of 2021, the Stop AAPI Hate organization received 6603 reports of anti-Asian hate incidents, which include verbal harassment, avoidance/shunning, physical assault...
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The Impact of Racism on Mental Health
Racism has plagued America for centuries, making it impossible for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) to go about their lives unscathed. It can appear in many forms, and each takes a toll on mental health. The systemic racism in this country has...
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Minority Mental Health Awareness Month–BIPOC Mental Health
The conversation surrounding mental health in the 21st century has shifted in ways people couldn’t have ever anticipated. Making mental health a priority has now made its way into many people’s daily routines. But this conversation is limited to those who...
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Why Minority Mental Health Month Is So Important
While millions of Americans struggle with the reality of mental health conditions– whether they themselves have mental health conditions or their loved ones, the background and identity of an individual can make access to mental health treatment much more...
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