This year's theme for World Mental Health Day is access to mental health care for ALL!
Part of helping ALL people gain access to mental health care means recognizing who is lacking the access to this care and why the access is lacking. Please take some time to listen to Taraji P. Henson discuss her experiences with anxiety and depression and how race has shaped her view on the world, mental health and how she has coped up until this point.
If you or someone you know is struggling to find a culturally competent counselor, please reach out! Counseling can be for everyone, but you need to find someone who you truly connect with...and yes, that includes the topic of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, etc!
Selena Gomez is a singer, actress, and mental health advocate. She recently partnered with Apple TV to create her documentary "My Mind and Me", where you can follow part of her years-long struggle with mental illness/hospitalization, making music, and overcoming life's challenges. She also partnered with her mom, Mandy Teefey, and business partner, Daniella Pierson, to create Wondermind. This organization sends weekly newsletters to subscribers where they discuss mental health trends, coping skills, and provide interviews with professionals and celebrities who are opening up about their challenges with mental illness. The website is continuing to evolve to also provide you with an interactive feelings and coping skills filter where you pick the emotion you are feeling right now and it provides you with resources on how to manage that emotion! Take a moment to watch this ABC News interview with Mandy, Daniella, and Selena to learn more about their journey and Wondermind!
During a visit with homeless LGBTQ teens at the Ali Forney Center in Harlem, New York, Lady Gaga (a bisexual pop-star) revealed she has struggled with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
“These children are not just homeless or in need. Many of them are trauma survivors. They’ve been rejected in some type of way,” Gaga said. “My own trauma in my life has helped me to understand the trauma of others.”
During her visit, she led the young people in a short group meditation, adding that she uses a mantra every day to help her cope with her own struggles.
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