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

Human Rights Day

Human Rights Day was founded in 1948 to celebrate the United Nations’ adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). This document cemented the participating countries’ values toward equality for all people, regardless of difference. An integral part of human rights is the physical and mental well-being of all people, which can be affected… Continue reading Human Rights Day

Supporting Our Veterans

Military service members and veterans face preeminent risks of mental health problems due to deployment, combat, and return to civilian life. These brave men and women have undergone the stressors of relocation, isolation from family and friends, and in some situations, traumatic combat experiences. Each of these challenges can negatively impact a veteran’s mental health. … Continue reading Supporting Our Veterans

Supporting Military Families

Military families are a resilient group who endure hardships which remain unknown to many. Being part of a military family comes with a certain set of challenges that include adjusting to periods of separation from family due to deployment or relocation, concern for your loved one that is deployed, and the stress of serving as… Continue reading Supporting Military Families

Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week

No one should have to worry about where their next meal is coming from or where they will sleep for the night, but unfortunately, it is a common reality for more than 500,000 Americans. When someone regularly goes without a meal or roof over their head, it can take a toll on their mental health.… Continue reading Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week

Trans Awareness Week

Marchers waving Trans Support flags at a visibility rally

Trans Awareness Week both celebrates the diversity of genders for people who do not identify as the gender assigned to them at birth and acknowledges the serious challenges transgender people face due to stigma and discrimination. Trans 101 Some may see gender as a binary, yet experts view gender as a spectrum. Trans people embody… Continue reading Trans Awareness Week

Transforming from a Bystander to Interventionist

Seeing violence or harassment firsthand can be shocking and cause you to freeze. If you have a plan for what to do when you see something, it is easier to take action and intervene. It should be noted that if you do not feel safe intervening, you should call for help and get to safety. … Continue reading Transforming from a Bystander to Interventionist

National Coming Out Day

Coming out as any letter of the LGBTQ+ spectrum (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer) can be difficult. It requires courage and bravery to tell your family and friends that you’re gay. It also requires trust and care from the people receiving the information so they can support their newly out friend or loved one. … Continue reading National Coming Out Day

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