Hiking, Life and Mental Health - Part 8

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Hiking, Life and Mental Health - Part 8

Hearing my name being yelled by someone who earlier that day had barely been able to move reminded me that some days we just have to keep moving forward, hoping to stretch out and build strength as the day goes on.

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Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders

Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders

The birth of a child is one of life’s most profound changes. And while it’s often met with joy and celebration, it’s also a time when new mothers are extremely susceptible to depression and anxiety.

African American Mental Health

African American Mental Health

Although African Americans constitute a relatively small portion of the U.S. population, they tend to experience mental health diagnosis and treatment in a significantly different way.

Latino Mental Health

Latino Mental Health

Latinos are the largest minority in the United States, constituting roughly 54 million and making up 17% of the U.S. population. The most debilitating health issue within the Latino community is depression.

American Indian & Alaskan Native Mental Health

American Indian & Alaskan Native Mental Health

American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN) make up approximately 1.5% of the U.S population, making them the smallest minority group in the country. Out of this percentage, 33% lack health insurance and about 57% of AI/AN rely only on the Indian Health Services (IHS) for care.

Mental Health & Violence

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Mental Health & Violence

While 99.99% of people suffering from mental health conditions never become violent, I hope someday people become less afraid to take an action when they see extremely bizarre behavior or hear someone speaking violently. In these situations I always suggest engaging professionals right away. Don't play the role of the police or mental health professional. 

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Bipolar Employee - Disruptive or Productive?

Bipolar Employee - Disruptive or Productive?

The answer can be BOTH. Managers have often asked me how to deal with an employee who is disruptive (that does not necessarily mean all disrupters have a bipolar condition). Anxiety disorder has become one of the most common mental health conditions. 

Community Engagement and Positive Mental Health

Community Engagement and Positive Mental Health

Humans are social creatures. Many of us prefer to laugh, sing, and dance in the presence of others (although a solo jam session is never a bad idea). Here at NoStigmas, we value the importance of community and mental health to improve our understanding of ourselves and others in efforts to make actions more meaningful and effective.

The Power and Responsibility of Community

The Power and Responsibility of Community

We believe everyone can and should take responsibility for their own mental health. Your wellness journey is your own, and it has unique steps that only you can recognize and choose to take. Self-care is an essential part of your own health and your ability to advocate for yourself and others.

The Significance of Sharing Your Story

The Significance of Sharing Your Story

We believe everyone can and should take responsibility for their own mental health. Your wellness journey is your own, and it has unique steps that only you can recognize and choose to take. Self-care is an essential part of your own health and your ability to advocate for yourself and others.

How Has Your Perception of Mental Health Changed?

How Has Your Perception of Mental Health Changed?

Alicia talks about how personal experiences and studying psychology has changed her mind about people living with mental illness. Do you have any preconceived notions about people who live with mental health issues? Have you been personally affected by those stigmas? What can we do to adjust that thinking?

 What Does "Home" Mean to You?

What Does "Home" Mean to You?

Tiffany talks about the concept of home and the impact is has on her identity. What does "home" mean to you? How does this idea impact your mental health? ----- No one should face mental illness or suicidal loss alone.

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