The stigma associated with mental illness is so deeply entrenched in Asian culture; it’s unrealistic to think people can change their minds that easily. But this pressure to hide our problems away has dangerous consequences. The shame is killing us — older Asian-American women have the highest rates of suicide compared to any other […]
“Imagine if we treated mental health with the same priority and importance as dental health. No taboo, no-nonsense, just looking after our minds twice a day with regular check-ups on top of that. Would we be in a different situation with mental health?”
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The WA Recovery Help Line, a service of Crisis Clinic, is a 24-hour crisis intervention and referral line for those struggling with issues related to mental health, substance abuse, and problems gambling. Professionally trained volunteers and staff provide confidential support and referrals to detox, treatment, and […]
According to Psychology Today: “High profile people who disclose their experiences with mental illness bring a positive light to health and wellness. Research supports this, with data showing how positive stories result in more people seeking help as a result of a celebrity’s […]
Melodie Pazolt, Recovery Support Services Supervisor for the Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery at DSHS, recently teamed up with a podcast out of Olympia called Talent Magnet to discuss Great Minds at Work and how the program helps people with mental health and behavioral health find and maintain employment.
While 28 percent of all women in our survey said their mental health had affected their job, a whopping 41 percent of those 18 to 29 felt that way. But experts don’t think that means women in this age bracket are doing worse. “Young women are more willing to acknowledge these issues, and […]