Minority Mental Health Awareness Month: Mental Health Among Asian Americans

Akua Mind Body > Mental Health > Minority Mental Health Awareness Month: Mental Health Among Asian Americans Posted in Mental Health Posted on July 2, 2021Posted  by Kristen Fuller, M.D. Minority Mental Health in America “Minority Mental Health Month is a nationwide effort developed by Mental Health America to shed light on the multitude of mental health experiences within BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People ofContinue reading “Minority Mental Health Awareness Month: Mental Health Among Asian Americans”

JULY 13TH – FOOD FOR THOUGHT

A simple “are you okay” can go a long way. So many people are fighting a fight that can’t be seen. Take time to be available to listen. Just being there and listening to someone struggling can be more helpful than you could ever imagine. ―Joshua Bridges “The purpose of life is not to beContinue reading “JULY 13TH – FOOD FOR THOUGHT”

Cognitive Biases that Can Feed into Social Anxiety

This post is a follow-up to a conversation Winter Dragonflies and I were having about different mental errors that can feed into social anxiety. We … Cognitive Biases that Can Feed into Social Anxiety

Genes and Depression

Depression is a common mental health condition. The World Health Organization (WHO) says depression affects about 300 million people worldwide. It’s the most common illness and the leading cause of disability across the globe. Depression affects how a person feels, think, and act. Patients with depression may have a hard time eating, sleeping, and working.Continue reading “Genes and Depression”

Antidepressant Side Effects & Delayed Therapeutic Effect

Have you ever wondered why antidepressant side effects seem to be worse at the beginning, or why it takes so long for them to actually start doing … Antidepressant Side Effects & Delayed Therapeutic Effect

Addiction Should Be Treated, Not Penalized

Nora D. Volkow APRIL 27, 2021 NOTE: A Spanish translation of this article is available from the National Institute on Drug Abuse. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the large racial health disparities in the United States. Black Americans have experienced worse outcomes during the pandemic, continue to die at a greater rate than White Americans, andContinue reading “Addiction Should Be Treated, Not Penalized”

Difference Between Stress & Anxiety

Individuals under stress will eventually start to feel mental and physical symptoms, such as irritability, anger, fatigue, muscle pain, digestive troubles, and difficulty sleeping. Stress can often lead to anxiety, and these terms are often used interchangeably; however, there is a significant difference between stress and anxiety. Stress is a response to an external factor, such as an impending deadlineContinue reading “Difference Between Stress & Anxiety”

DEPRESSION…THE MISCONCEPTION FOOLING US ALL

Sitting in her bed, she can feels her eyelids heavy across her eyes. She lays there still, reciting all the things she knows she should do, what she knows she would normally want to do – get out of bed, go for a walk, lay in the sun, reach out to a friend, meditate, eatContinue reading “DEPRESSION…THE MISCONCEPTION FOOLING US ALL”

THE WORLD ACCORDING TO MR. ROGERS

Part of the problem with the word disabilities is that it immediately suggests an inability to see or hear or walk or do other things that many of us take for granted. But what of people who can’t feel? Or talk about their feelings? Or manage their feelings in constructive ways? What of people whoContinue reading “THE WORLD ACCORDING TO MR. ROGERS”

JULY 5TH-FOOD FOR THOUGHT

“Be kind even if the person your being kind to doesn’t respect your kindness. It shows growth and maturity, and you will be rewarded in time.”―Joshua Bridges “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.”― Plato “Be the reason someone smiles. Be the reason someone feels loved and believes in the goodnessContinue reading “JULY 5TH-FOOD FOR THOUGHT”

YOUTH VILLAGES STORIES

July is Minority Mental Health Awareness Month Every day, millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental health condition. In many communities, these problems are increased by less access to care, cultural stigma and lower quality care. Anyone can experience the challenges of mental illness regardless of their background. But, one’s culturalContinue reading “YOUTH VILLAGES STORIES”

JULY 2ND-FOOD FOR THOUGHT

Always ask yourself, am I at the right place at the right time doing the right thing for the right reason. If you can answer yes, then be prepared for a blessing because it will come. -Joshua Bridges Things change. And friends leave. Life doesn’t stop for anybody. -Stephen Chbosky “Remembering the pain will changeContinue reading “JULY 2ND-FOOD FOR THOUGHT”

National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

July is National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month and the month offers organizations of all types and sizes a wonderful opportunity to create mental health awareness in diverse communities. The US House of Representatives proclaimed July as this special month in 2008, aiming to improve access to mental health treatment and services through increased publicContinue reading “National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month”

Take a Mental Health Test

Online screening is one of the quickest and easiest ways to determine whether you are experiencing symptoms of a mental health condition. Mental health conditions, such as depression or anxiety, are real, common and treatable. And recovery is possible.+DEPRESSION TEST+POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION TEST+ANXIETY TEST+PSYCHOSIS TEST+BIPOLAR TEST+EATING DISORDER TEST+PTSD TEST+PARENT TEST+YOUTH TEST+ADDICTION TEST+PRUEBA DE ANSIEDAD (ANXIETY TESTContinue reading “Take a Mental Health Test”