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Asian American Mental Health and the ‘Model Minority’ Myth

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By Jennifer Cheang, MHA Digital Marketing Manager

Not only is May observed as Mental Health Awareness Month, but it’s also designated as Asian/Pacific Islander Heritage Month.

Based on data from, we know that…

2 Big Ways to Relieve Stress for Body and Mind

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By Cynthia Germanotta, Born This Way Foundation President + Co-Founder and Colleen Werner, Reporter

In today’s fast-paced, overworked, hectic society, stress seems almost inescapable. And while stress obviously impacts mental health, according to…

Trends in Sleep Patterns Among Mental Health Screeners

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By Madeline Halpern, MHA Policy and Programs Analyst

Everyone knows that feeling tired can make you grumpy, but does sleep impact your mental health in other ways?

Based on what Mental Health America (MHA) discovered in our screening data, the answer is a resounding yes…

How Blue Light Affects Mental Health

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By Christine Dearmont, Legacy Supply

Science is beginning to show that mood disorders are becoming increasingly prevalent. The American Academy of Pediatrics published one of these studies in 2016 titled “National…

May 15th is Dual Diagnosis Day – Here’s Why It’s Important

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By Brooke HIlton, Dual Diagnosis Day Founder

Today May 15, 2018 is the first ever Dual Diagnosis Day! I know what you might be thinking… a) What is dual diagnosis? b) Do we really need another awareness day? and c) Why should I care?

Well, the answer, like the problem, is complex. And YES...…

How Science Supports Pets for Improving Your Mental Health

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By Steven Feldman, Executive Directory of HABRI

The relationship between man and animal dates back centuries. Time has transformed this relationship from being one based on utility to one based on love and family.

Now more than ever, pets are kept for companionship over all else; they are an…

13 Reasons Why, Season 2: Another Opportunity to Talk About the Traumas Our Young People Face

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By Paul Gionfriddo, MHA President and CEO 

Photo Credit: Beth Dubber/Netflix

Warning: Some major plot spoilers below, as well as sensitive content including suicide, sexual assault

Season 2 of 13 Reasons Why gives us another opportunity to talk about some…

Job Searching with a Mental Health Condition

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By Michele Hellebuyck, MHA Policy and Programs Manager

Employment can have a positive effect on mental health. It offers the opportunity to apply skills and talents, while boosting self-confidence and self-efficacy. On the other hand, finding employment can be quiet challenging for someone dealing with a mental health…

The Gut-Wrenching Problems of Mental Health

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By Madeline Halpern, MHA Policy and Programs Analyst

If you are what you eat, does that mean food can change the way you think?

Based on what Mental Health America (MHA) discover in our screening data, the answer is a resounding yes.

According to the National Institute of Health, 1 in 5 Americans…