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Mental Health Matters Resources

Each of us experience a different mental health journey. Mental Health Matters explores topics we might face including resources we can use to support our mental health as well as those around us.
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Empowering LGBTQ+ Youth: Building Safe Spaces for Growth and Acceptance

Empowering LGBTQ+ Youth: Building Safe Spaces for Growth and Acceptance

Happy Pride Month! June is a timely month to celebrate and shine a light on the LGBTQ+ community, especially the incredible youth who face unique challenges. However, it is important to note that these challenges are faced year-round, and we shou…
Youth and Transitions: How to Help Children and Adolescents Navigate Change

Youth and Transitions: How to Help Children and Adolescents Navigate Change

“Change is hard at first, messy in the middle, and gorgeous at the end.” Robin Sharma Between the pandemic, teacher turnover, school closures, and the developmental and biological changes that youth face, youth have experienced A LOT of chang…
Improving Mental Health Care for Older Adults: A Personalized Approach

Improving Mental Health Care for Older Adults: A Personalized Approach

Did you know that older adults over the age of 65 represent a significant portion of our population, accounting for 17.4% in Jefferson County and 16.9% nationwide? And that number is projected to double by 2060! Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandem…
Understanding Veterans’ Mental Health: Going Beyond Stereotypes

Understanding Veterans’ Mental Health: Going Beyond Stereotypes

When discussing mental health in the veteran population, the focus is often centered around suicide prevention, given the alarming rates within this community. However, it is crucial to recognize that veteran mental health encompasses more than j…
Celebrate Earth Day with Mindfulness: Tips for Honoring the Planet and Your Mental Health

Celebrate Earth Day with Mindfulness: Tips for Honoring the Planet and Your Mental Health

What is Earth Day? Imagine this…before 1970 a factory could spew out black clouds of toxic smoke into the air or dump tons of toxic waste into a nearby streams.  And guess what? It actually was not illegal. Back then there was no Environment…
Stessed Out? Learn How to Cope Without Alcohol

Stessed Out? Learn How to Cope Without Alcohol

Stress and alcohol are often intertwined in a vicious cycle. Many people turn to alcohol as a way of coping with stress, but in the long run, this can be detrimental to mental health and overall well-being. In recognition of Stress Awareness Mont…
Empowering Women’s Mental Health

Empowering Women’s Mental Health

March is National Women’s History Month—a time to celebrate stories of the past that paved the way for women today, celebrate the contributions women continue to make, and envision a future where people are treated equally, no matter how they ide…
Beyond Appearances: The Truth About Invisible Disabilities

Beyond Appearances: The Truth About Invisible Disabilities

Think about a moment you or someone you know were circling a parking lot, trying to find a spot. Perhaps one of the spots near the front reserved for those with disabilities is still open, though you don’t park there, of course, because you are a…
Historical Trailblazers in Black Mental Health Care: A Year-Round Celebration

Historical Trailblazers in Black Mental Health Care: A Year-Round Celebration

In a society where a lack of representation and research has led to numerous disparities in the mental health care system, especially for the Black community, where many feel as though they should avoid seeking treatment within the systemic, prej…
Show Yourself Some Love This Valentine’s Day (And All Year)

Show Yourself Some Love This Valentine’s Day (And All Year)

It is THAT time of year again. Lovey-dovey cards, heart-shaped chocolates, and flowers fill the shelves in every grocery store across the nation. Restaurant reservations are booked out weeks in advance. The weeks leading up to Valentine’s Day ove…
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