Monthly Archives: July 2015

Social Justice Therapists Help Individuals by Tackling Larger Issues

Imagine a life in which symptoms of traumatic stress don’t result from experiencing a huge event, like war or a natural disaster, but rather from enduring small acts of disrespect, indignity, injustice, discrimination, or exploitation on a daily basis for … Continue reading

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Addressing Equity in Mental Health Care-Minority Mental Health Awareness

At the start of the millennium, the Surgeon General released a report stating that racial and ethnic minorities were substantially less likely to receive adequate mental health care and treatment. (NAMI, n.d.) At the end of 2014, the American Psychological … Continue reading

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4 Ways to Lessen the Stigma of Minority Mental Illness

There was a time when the word cancer was whispered in polite company. Something as personal and mysterious as death – and anything that might hasten it – had long been a touchy subject for many. And yet, over time, … Continue reading

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Why Minority Mental Health Awareness?

July is Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, which may beg the question: Why the distinction between mental health and minority mental health? As coverage for mental health gains parity with coverage for physical health (in part due to passage of … Continue reading

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