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Here’s How You Can Address Both Mental Health and Hunger in Your Community

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By Jillian Hughes, Communications Director at Mental Health America

The food you put into your body is critical for maintaining good health and well-being, and that includes mental health as well as physical health. A healthy, well-balanced diet including leafy green vegetables, fruits, legumes, fish, whole grains, nuts, avocados, and olive oil supports your brain and can be one way to manage mental health conditions.

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As AAPIs, We Need Therapists Who Look Like Us

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By Dr. Elissa S. Lee, Researcher, Occupational Therapist, Writer, and Consultant and Lillian Man, MSW/MPH Candidate at UC Berkeley

We’re tired of the statistics, so let’s just get it out there:

AAPIs are the least of any race to seek mental health help, although we need it

AAPI individuals are the least likely of any racial group to seek help (three times less likely than white individuals…

Why You Should Care About #FreeBritney

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By Jessica Kennedy, Chief of Staff at Mental Health America

Britney Spears’ case returns to court today and supporters of the #FreeBritney movement will rally in D.C. at the Lincoln Memorial to pledge their support for her and her fight against conservatorship.

Britney Spears has asked courts to end a conservatorship that has prevented the singer-songwriter from managing her own finances, her own business, and her own life…

Mental Health and Hip-Hop: An Undeniable Super Team for Healing & Wellness

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By Dr. Randolph D. Sconiers, DSW, LCSW, Owner of Mental-Hop 

Many people will read the title of this article and never consider the idea that mental health could be connected to the influential culture of hip-hop, creating an engaging approach to helping people impacted by mental health issues. Saying that the combination of mental health and hip-hop can be utilized in helping people really doesn’t do this unlikely combination…

Empowering Yourself and Your Community of Color

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By Melanie Zhou

Growing up, I’d often view my mental health as a burden to others. I felt shame when reaching out for help and when I did reach out for help, I was often dismissed by family and community members for being “weak” or “sensitive.” As a child of immigrants, how could I focus on my mental health when my family was struggling to survive in hostile environments where minority experiences are invalidated and the world…

Celebrating Bebe Moore Campbell

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MHA's affiliates across the country make a big impact in their communities. Every affiliate is a unique organization providing programs that best serve community needs. Mental Health Connecticut is headquartered in West Hartford and serves the people of Connecticut.

By Jacquilyn Davis, DEI & Engagement Coordinator, Mental Health Connecticut, Inc.

Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness…