Mental Illness Doesn’t Discriminate, So Why Do BIPOC Communities Have Difficulty Accessing Care?

During challenging times, the topic of mental health and wellness moves to the forefront of many people’s minds. However, this does not always mean that people who need mental health care will have access to it. In fact, some of the communities who are currently being hit hardest by events like the pandemic and the […]

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Self-Care: It’s Not Always Bubble Baths (But It Can Be!)

Self-care has become a bit of a buzzword recently with big movements in health and wellness taking over social media. Posts are often associated with skincare routines, face masks, and fresh manicures. While taking care of yourself is always a great idea, it doesn’t have to be an expensive process centered around buying beauty products […]

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Getting Out of a Funk: How to Help Yourself Through Depression

Everyone has off days where they feel tired, irritable, and sad. It’s normal to feel sadness as a response to challenging life events, loss, or changes, but sometimes these feelings can stick around for a while if left unaddressed and make it difficult for you to get through each day.  Here’s how you can tell […]

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“I’m Fine”: How to Talk to the Men in Your Life About Their Mental Health

How many times have you heard the words ‘I’m fine’ when you asked your husband/boyfriend/father/son/friend about their mental health? The truth is that it can be tricky to start a dialogue with men about the emotional and mental challenges they might be facing because they’ve been taught to “man up” or “get over it.” While […]

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How Adult Allies Can Support LGBTQ+ Youth

Between hormones, insecurities, and social pressures, growing up can be an awkward and challenging process. However, for LGBTQ youth, whose main concerns are their safety and the acceptance of their identity, as opposed to grades or college applications, adolescence can be considerably more difficult.  Luckily, adults can play a big role in easing this transition […]

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Reflecting on the Benefits of Telehealth 2 Months In

Just a few months ago, it was estimated that 1 in 5 Americans would experience a mental health problem in their lifetime. Social isolation, the economic downturn, and vast uncertainty caused by the coronavirus have significantly increased those odds.  In addition to overcoming the stigma attached to mental health care, stay at home orders and […]

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Sustaining Telehealth Care Delivery May Require More Than a Pandemic: A Note From Our Chief Innovation Officer, Brandon Ward

Despite communication tools for remote patient/client care being available for decades, the broad health care system has been slow to adopt Telehealth, even with established positive outcomes research. The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the adoption of Telehealth as a way to continue care while enforcing physical distancing.   In a matter of weeks, Jefferson Center, like […]

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7 Ways to Be a Mental Health Ally

On average, 1 in 5 American adults will experience a mental illness each year, but with global events like the pandemic, these numbers are sure to increase. In the past, some people might have believed that mental health was only a concern for those with mental illnesses, but the reality is that everyone will face […]

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Depression Can Affect Anyone: Here’s How to Help

We all experience sadness or disappointment from time to time, but depression is more than just feeling “blue.” With depression, everyday activities like work, school, and socializing can become more challenging and it can even make people lose interest in activities they once enjoyed. Seeking help for depression or approaching a loved one about changes […]

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7 Simple Steps to Help with Anxiety

Have you ever felt your heartbeat racing after a dangerous or scary encounter? Maybe you’ve noticed your chest starts to feel tight when you know you’re about to have a difficult conversation. Everyone experiences anxiety in their lives, but different factors can influence how often you feel anxious, how serious your symptoms are, and what […]

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