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.
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
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.
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…
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…
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.