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.

[Real Talk] Mental Health Affects Everyone

[Real Talk] Mental Health Affects Everyone

Paul gets real about people's quirks and how we all just wanna feel normal. Sometimes if may feel like you're strange and all alone with your mental health, but that's what brings us together in this world. Let's celebrate our differences and have compassion for people who are struggling.

Real Talk: When Someone's Going Through a Tough Time

Real Talk: When Someone's Going Through a Tough Time

Kip has a message for people who are struggling. Even those not diagnosed or consciously aware of mental health issues will experience troubling times with their personal health. It's helpful to understand that many others have gone through similar challenges. What would you say to someone who is going through a tough time?

Real Talk: Being a Friend When Times Get Tough

Real Talk: Being a Friend When Times Get Tough

Question: What's something someone has done to help you through a tough time? Skye: There would be times when my best friend knew I was going through an episode and she would just let me go through it. And that was sometimes the best thing for me.

How Do You Take Care of Your Mental Health?

How Do You Take Care of Your Mental Health?

Jasmine: I'm a really faith driven person so I spend a lot of time in the bible, prayer, meditation, I do my yoga. I do things that help center me. Whether that's through the vertical or the horizontal, whatever I need. If I need some uplifting energy throughout the day, meditation.

[Real Talk] What do you wish people knew about mental health?

[Real Talk] What do you wish people knew about mental health?

Tiffany tells us what she wishes people knew about mental health. There can be many important lessons learned by individuals who have “been there” that can have healthy impacts on your life. They may even save time and resources. It’s important to recognize that understanding the hardships of people around you may be exactly what you need to be a healthier individual.

[Real Talk] How did you grow up thinking about mental illness?

[Real Talk] How did you grow up thinking about mental illness?

Ella describes her experiences growing up as the daughter of a therapist. Question: How did you grow up thinking about mental illness? Answer: I grew up thinking that everyone knew about mental illness. Ella describes the her experiences with meeting new friends as a young adult who had a perspective on mental health that ended up surprising her.


Peer Support FAQ

Peer Support FAQ

In addition to being part of a healthy support system, peer support programs provide a multitude of benefits.

When Bi-Polar Disorder Affects the Workplace

When Bi-Polar Disorder Affects the Workplace

When Carol was in her manic phase, she was one of my most energetic, creative and successful employees. Carol (not her real name) would work until midnight to meet impossible deadlines she often self-imposed. The next morning, she was at it again, all while filling any potential time voids with volunteer project work.

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