Gender Pronouns and Advocacy in Mental Health Care

Gender Pronouns and Advocacy in Mental Health Care

Gender pronouns are any set of pronouns that an individual wants others to use to reflect that person’s gender identity. When we use terms such as she, he, her, him, they, them – we are using a person’s pronouns.

While pronouns are a way we can categorize those around us, most of us don’t stop to consider that perhaps the way we see someone, isn’t necessarily aligned with how they identify themselves.

So what happens if a person’s identity is different from how the world identifies them, and how can affirmation of a person’s identity lead to better mental health outcomes?

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The Impact of Racism on Mental Health

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 caused disparities proven to affect all aspects of life – income, education, incarceration rates, healthcare access, and more.

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Mental Health and Coping During COVID-19 Pandemic

Mental Health and Coping During COVID-19 Pandemic

The world is experiencing unprecedented times, where personal preferences, our outlets to decompress or express ourselves, and the seemingly normal activities that brought us joy—all have been stripped from us during a wave of uncertainty. The COVID-19 pandemic has hit us all, some harder than others. With uncertainty, comes fear, and with fear, comes feelings of isolation, sadness, frustration, and mental exhaustion.

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