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Policy Institute advocates for online youth harm reduction

In my role as director of policy and advocacy at Mental Health America, I have ongoing opportunities to lead annual policy meetings on prevention and early intervention of mental health conditions – some of which I have dealt with firsthand since…Read More

4 ways to reverse the silent mental health crisis in South Asian communities

Mental health is an important aspect of our overall well-being, yet it is often overlooked in South Asian communities. There is a silent mental health crisis in these communities due to a taboo around having conversations about mental health, which is…Read More

SCOTUS affirmative action decision will further squeeze the mental health provider pipeline

The Supreme Court of the United States’ (SCOTUS) decision on affirmative action has the potential to influence various aspects of society, including access to mental health providers for Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) communities.…Read More

Three things I'm tired of hearing this BIPOC Mental Health Month

Growing up as a first-generation Asian American, I’ve often been left questioning the empty praises of resilience and the occasional race-blind comments around my mental health struggles. Between the well-meant, “You’re so strong, sweetie,” and the…Read More

Using community care to heal racial trauma

Racism inflicts severe trauma on Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) individuals. Emotionally, this trauma manifests as depression, anger, and sadness. Mentally, it manifests as anxiety, confusion, and stress. Physically, it manifests as…Read More