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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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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…
Dry January: The Month-Long Challenge with Year-Round Benefits

Dry January: The Month-Long Challenge with Year-Round Benefits

The first month of 2023 will soon be coming to a close, and you may have heard your friends, family, and coworkers participating in something called “Dry January.” This is essentially a challenge many people have undertaken to abstain from any su…
Sustain Your New Year’s Resolution with Self-Reflection

Sustain Your New Year’s Resolution with Self-Reflection

‘Tis the season for setting New Year’s resolutions! For many of us, the new year is like starting a new chapter in the book of life. Now that the hustle and bustle of the holiday season is declining, perhaps you are finding yourself envisionin…
Healing Through Art: Self-Expression as Therapy

Healing Through Art: Self-Expression as Therapy

Many people often find it challenging to articulate their emotions into words. Oscar Wilde once said, “Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.” Humans have relied on the arts as a for…
A Beginner’s Guide to Starting Therapy

A Beginner’s Guide to Starting Therapy

So much of therapy is about “showing up,” connecting with your therapist and developing a treatment-together plan with specific goals. The question of how we “do” therapy isn’t quite like how we engage in other health-related services because the…
5 Tips to De-stress This Holiday Season

5 Tips to De-stress This Holiday Season

Welcome to the 2022-2023 Holiday Season! As we transition out of the Pandemic phase of COVID and into the holidays, many of us are starting to experience a whirlwind of dizzying, yet welcomed, demands—social obligations, running errands while bat…
Supporting Veterans and Their Mental Health

Supporting Veterans and Their Mental Health

Thankfully, mental health concerns among veterans have gained more attention and have been taken more seriously in recent years. Disorders such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and depression are some of the most highly broadcasted mental…
How to Navigate Conflict, Respectfully

How to Navigate Conflict, Respectfully

Election season is upon us, and the holidays approach close ahead. During this time of year, and in many other situations, patience can run thin, and no matter how close you are to family and friends, there will inevitably be points of tension. V…
On Recovery and Hope: From the Desk of Kiara Kuenzler, CEO of Jefferson Center

On Recovery and Hope: From the Desk of Kiara Kuenzler, CEO of Jefferson Center

My brother was born a musician. His fingers were at home on the keys and he could feel the rhythm of the music in his bones. Our mother says that he was born fists first, with an eagerness to experience the edges of life to the fullest from his v…
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