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Minorities and Mental Health

July is Minority Mental Health Month. According to the American Psychiatric Association, people from racial and ethnic minority groups are less likely to receive mental health care than the rest of the U.S. population and that communities of color often lack adequate access to medical treatment for mental illnesses. They also face challenges like higher levels […]

By |2018-07-20T08:06:23+00:00July 20th, 2018|General|Comments Off on Minorities and Mental Health

Inclusion Drives Innovation

The Governor’s Committee on Disability Issues and Employment (GCDE) promotes equality, opportunity, independence and full participation in life for people with disabilities. Their members represent a wide range of constituent groups, geographical perspectives, ethnic origins and cultural heritage. The organization is celebrating its 26th anniversary of the Governor’s Employer Awards Prog

By |2018-07-10T20:20:49+00:00July 10th, 2018|General|Comments Off on Inclusion Drives Innovation

Why CEOs Need To Talk About Mental Health

Talking about mental health is a conversation entrepreneurs may need more than the rest—research suggests that entrepreneurs are significantly more likely to deal with mental health issues. Thirty percent of entrepreneurs surveyed in a recent study led by psychologist and University of California San Francisco professor Michael […]

By |2018-06-29T13:49:44+00:00June 29th, 2018|General|Comments Off on Why CEOs Need To Talk About Mental Health

HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE STUDENTS BRING AWARENESS TO MENTAL HEALTH

Both high school and college are exciting times for students, but these times can also be challenging, and fraught with academic concerns, upcoming changes, and the pressure to succeed. Teens and college students in recent days are speaking more openly and honestly about mental health issues. Nineteen students from 12 Bay Area high schools who […]

By |2018-06-21T13:14:27+00:00June 21st, 2018|General|Comments Off on HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE STUDENTS BRING AWARENESS TO MENTAL HEALTH

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+00:00June 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?”

Continue reading here:

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

By |2018-06-01T12:21:59+00:00June 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+00:00May 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+00:00May 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+00:00May 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+00:00May 4th, 2018|General|Comments Off on Great Minds at Work- Mental and Behavioral Health in The Workplace