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Let’s Talk About It

Let’s Talk About It is an idea, a platform, designed to stimulate and advance a shared conversation around mental health and mental health topics affecting our community.  By bringing mental health awareness and education to the forefront, we hope to continue to remove the stigma around mental health, break down barriers to education and treatment, and ensure that care is available to all. 

Browse through the topics below for relevant articles and insights.

Abuse ‣

Abuse can be defined as a pattern of behaviors used to gain or maintain power and control. Abuse is not limited to physical force and abusive behavior can take many forms. Explore stories of survivors and articles with resources to access advocates who can help. If you or someone you know needs help, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233).

Anxiety ‣

Over 40 million adults in the U.S. experience some form of an anxiety disorder every year. Anxiety can feel overwhelming, but there is hope. Access resources on how to manage anxious thoughts, stop excessive worry, and curb fears about the future.

Bullying ‣

Bullying behavior can have short- and long-term effects on those involved, including the individual who is being bullied and the person who bullies. It can also affect bystanders who are present during the bullying event. Aggressive behavior by a bully is not limited to children and teens, but can happen among adults, at work, and online. Find articles on what to do if you or someone you know is experiencing bullying.

Depression ‣

Depression is different from everyday sadness or feelings of disconnect. Depression can lead to mental and physical symptoms that affect daily life for weeks or months. You don’t have to face it alone. Explore articles on identifying symptoms of depression, coping skills, and ways to feel better.

LGBTQIA+ ‣

For individuals who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQIA+), experiences with discrimination and stigmatization can lead to a higher likelihood of distress, depression, and other mental health challenges. Explore articles and resources that offer support and advocacy for LGBTQIA+ individuals, and how to be an ally.

Parenting ‣

Studies have found that the mental health of children is connected to their parents’ mental health. Explore articles about the difficulties individuals who have mental health challenges may face as parents, coping skills, and how to find help.

Relationships ‣

Even the healthiest of relationships have their tough moments. Challenges in your relationships can cause stress and anxiety and can affect other aspects of your life. Read articles on how to recognize relationship stress, address the reasons for it, and resolve challenges.

Sexual Harassment ‣

Read articles from survivors of sexual harassment, how to get help, and how to be a supportive ally to someone who has experienced sexual harassment. If you or someone you know needs help, call the National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1(800) 656.HOPE (24-hour support).

Stress ‣

Everyone experiences stress occasionally and not all types of stress are bad.  In situations that are not life-threatening, a certain level of stress can be motivating. But chronic stress can cause long-term mental and physical symptoms, impact your relationships, and interfere with your ability to work. Find help on how to manage your stress, identify its causes, and find support.

Suicide ‣

Find articles on starting the conversation about suicide, how to ask for help, and ways to manage your emotions. If you or someone you know is experiencing suicide ideation, help is available. Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 (24-hour support).

Systemic Racism ‣

Systemic or institutional racism makes it more challenging for people of color to participate in society and in the economy as a whole. Find resources and advocates who can offer support, and how you can make a difference.

Trauma ‣

Trauma is the emotional response to an extraordinarily distressing or disturbing experience. Trauma affects everyone differently and can have long-lasting effects. Read articles on how to cope with trauma, address feelings of anger or helplessness, and manage your emotions.

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