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How Peer Support Can Support Asian American Communities

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By Tea Tran, Facilitator at Lotus

Peer support is having someone in your corner who you can come to for resources and support. 

The pandemic; tragic shootings; racism against Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC), and the rise in hateful violence against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) - all highlight the need for accessible, peer-led, emotional support. Peer support can make an impact in these types…

Going from Interest to Impact in Young People’s Mental Health

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By Kelly Davis, Associate Vice President of Peer and Youth Advocacy at Mental Health America

Even before COVID-19, there was growing distress and a need for mental health resources among young people. Now, the need for these resources is becoming even more urgent. With the increasing attention and investment in youth mental health, we must use this momentum to make critical cultural changes to the field, including amplifying and…

Language Arts, Math, Science and Mental Health: The Importance of a Mental Health Curriculum in Schools

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By Louis Gagnon, CEO of Total Brain

One year into COVID-19, school systems nationwide report that grades are taking a hit. Poor adaptation to virtual learning mandates and economic inequities…