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Reading the Rainbow of Mental Health


By Madeline Halpern, Programs Analyst at Mental Health America

Mental health and its struggles are deeply rooted in your personal experiences. Seeing someone go through something like your own experiences is validating and can…Read More

Secondary Trauma in the Time of COVID-19


By Bethany Jones

Anyone can burn out, some do so like a roman candle – in a bright combustible way, while others burn out slowly – quietly, like a candle at a dinner party slowly dripping away while no one notices - until it…Read More

We will no longer tolerate injustice in America


By Valerie Sterns, Vice President of Affiliate Services at Mental Health America

I don't know about you, but I've had a lot on my mind lately. I am angry. I am sad, and I have so much rage because of the recent murder…Read More

How To Be An Ally in The Fight Against Racial Injustice and For Better Mental Health For All


By Whitney Ball, Outreach and Marketing Manager at Mental Health America

Recently, I’ve been thinking about how intertwined mental health advocacy is with other social justice issues, particularly those around race. As a white woman…Read More

5 Tips to Stay Focused When You Have No Dedicated Workspace


By Taylor Adams, Manager of Workplace Mental Health at Mental Health America

If you are not used to working remotely, the change in routine and workspace can hinder your productivity. As someone who worked from home once a week,…Read More

Why Silence Weighs Heavily on the Mental Health of Marginalized Communities


By America Paredes, Associate Vice President of Partnerships and Community Outreach at Mental Health America

Silence is complicity.

I am a Latina immigrant, and that identity colors my experience. It is through this lens that I…Read More

Guarding your Joy: Keeping your mental wellness high on your agenda


By Julio J. Fonseca, Senior Program Manager, AIDS United

I recently got an email from a colleague and friend who leads a national black social justice organization. 

He signed off…Read More

Is It Time for a Staycation? The Answer May (Not) Surprise You


By Taylor Adams, Manager of Workplace Mental Health at Mental Health America

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is easy to feel powerless and isolated. Our inability to chat with friends and family face-to-face, grab a happy hour bite to…Read More

How 2020 Showed Me The Meaning of Justice, Pride, and Connection


By Juan Acosta, Youth Intern at Born This Way Foundation and member of Mental Health America’s Read More