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”

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”

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”

JUDGE

In Daring Greatly, Brene Brown says: “We judge people in areas where we’re vulnerable to shame, especially picking folks who are doing worse than we’re doing. If I feel good about my parenting, I have no interest in judging other people’s choices. If I feel good about my body, I don’t go around making funContinue reading “JUDGE”

THE WORLD ACCORDING TO MR. ROGERS

I think the young feel pressured by the older generation. But I realized it isn’t just the older generation doing the pressuring. Young people are pressuring older people to change, too, and it can make us feel uncomfortable. But it isn’t all bad either. I know how much I learned from my parents and teachers,Continue reading “THE WORLD ACCORDING TO MR. ROGERS”