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Hiding My Mental Illness from My Asian Family Almost Killed Me

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 […]

By | 2018-06-18T11:57:14+00:00 June 18th, 2018|General|Comments Off on Hiding My Mental Illness from My Asian Family Almost Killed Me

Treat Mental Health Like Dental Health

“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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https://www.forbes.com/sites/jodiecook/2018/05/31/mental-health-dental-health/2/#340470fe68f4

By | 2018-06-01T12:21:59+00:00 June 1st, 2018|General|Comments Off on Treat Mental Health Like Dental Health

Silent Crisis is Literally Killing Men

Men who are vocal about any kind of mental issues can be dismissed as weak. As inferior. As flawed, broken guys who are more likely to be ostracized for their honesty, instead of rewarded for their bravery. Instead of affording a fellow man compassion, we mock, […]

By | 2018-05-29T07:11:09+00:00 May 29th, 2018|General|Comments Off on Silent Crisis is Literally Killing Men

A starting point on the road to recovery

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 […]

By | 2018-05-16T06:05:35+00:00 May 16th, 2018|General|Comments Off on A starting point on the road to recovery

Are Celebrities Changing How We Talk About Mental Illness?

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 […]

By | 2018-05-07T13:59:59+00:00 May 7th, 2018|General|Comments Off on Are Celebrities Changing How We Talk About Mental Illness?

Great Minds at Work- Mental and Behavioral Health in The Workplace

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.

By | 2018-05-04T10:02:40+00:00 May 4th, 2018|General|Comments Off on Great Minds at Work- Mental and Behavioral Health in The Workplace

3 Ways Every HR Manager Can Reduce Workplace Mental Health Issues

by Victoria Maxwell, republished with permission www.victoriamaxwell.com

As an HR manager, you already know mental health issues are taking a toll in your workplace. But you may be at odds as to how to effectively and comfortably address them. How do you get comfortable talking about mental […]

By | 2018-04-16T11:57:20+00:00 April 16th, 2018|General|Comments Off on 3 Ways Every HR Manager Can Reduce Workplace Mental Health Issues

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in the Workplace

An estimated 8 percent of Americans—roughly 24.4 million — suffer from PTSD-Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. This is equal to the entire population of the state of Texas. An estimated one in nine women will develop PTSD in their lifetime, making them twice as likely as men […]

By | 2018-04-20T13:11:28+00:00 April 2nd, 2018|General|Comments Off on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in the Workplace

We Need to Talk About Mental Health at Work

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 […]

By | 2018-03-28T13:17:09+00:00 March 28th, 2018|General|Comments Off on We Need to Talk About Mental Health at Work