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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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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…
Atención de Salud Mental en Comunidades Hispanas Y Latinas | Mental Health Care in Hispanic & Latinx Communities
English translation below. Personas dentro de la comunidad hispana/latinx enfrentan barreras de salud mental similares que afectan personas de todas comunidades, pero las disparidades e inequidades les impiden recibir el mismo acceso y calidad…
You Are the Right Person to Help Prevent Suicide
SUICIDE PREVENTION IS YEAR-ROUND Suicide is not an easy subject to talk about, and oftentimes we think that prevention is not our personal responsibility. Yes, for those contemplating suicide, there is no substitute for professional help. Howe…
A “How-To” Guide for Surviving Survival Mode
What is “Survival Mode”? Survival mode is essentially booting in “safe mode”. Things like trauma, prolonged grief, or even burnout can cause our brains to opt into booting in this way – it’s basically our brain entering survival mode. Some …
Back-To-School Tips From Our School-Based Coordinators
It is very normal for both children and their parents/guardians to feel some stress with the start of the new school year. Our School Based Coordinators have put together some tips to help ease the transition back into the school year and give yo…
Barriers & Stigmas in BIPOC Mental Health Care
July 2022 marks the 14th annual observance of BIPOC (Black Indigenous People of Color) Mental Health Month. Originally known as Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Month, Bebe Moore Campbell was the co-founder of NAMI Inglewo…
Ally Is a Verb: How to Engage in Active LGBTQ+ Allyship
As parts of our world become more diverse and accepting, it might seem like the LGBTQ+ community is growing fast, but it is important to remember that this is somewhat misleading. People who don’t identify as heterosexual or cisgender have always…
Parenting for Your Mental Health
by Chelsea Vibert There are few jobs on the planet more difficult than parenting. It is an everyday effort and the goalposts for success are always shifting. In any circumstance, this would be a challenge, but add on the last few tumultuous ye…
Intentional Rest & the Five Dimensions of Wellness
by Sarah Bass Most days are filled with responsibility – work, school, being a caregiver, extracurriculars, or commitments to our communities, and the list can go on and on. Often, true rest is only allowed, or we only allow ourselves to rest …
Five Myths About Therapy: Debunked
For the last several years, attitudes concerning going to therapy have steadily improved. Where before it may have been seen as a sign that something was wrong in a person’s life, now, going to therapy is widely viewed as a strength. Still, sever…
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