July Is Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

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July Is Minority Mental Health Awareness Month As the National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI) points out, mental health conditions do not discriminate based on race, color, gender or identity. Anyone can experience the challenges of mental illness regardless of their background. However, background and identity can make access to mental health treatment much more difficult. In 2008, the U.S. House of Representatives proclaimed July as Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, with the hope of improving access to mental health … Read More

Heart and Soul

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Heart and Soul According to Thrive NYC, one in five New Yorkers experience a mental health disorder in a given year. Compare that to the percentage of adults in this country with diagnosed heart disease, which, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is 11.7%, You don’t have to be a math genius to figure out that that chances are that almost twice as many people in our community will suffer from mental health problems as will be … Read More

Mental Health First Aid

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Mental Health First Aid Thrive NYC believes it’s time for New Yorkers to have an open conversation about mental health. If you look at just some of the statistics they report, you’ll probably agree: · One in five New Yorkers experience a mental health disorder in a given year. · 18% of children aged zero-17 experience two or more adverse events such as divorce, domestic violence, or family financial strain. Exposure to these kinds of life events can make it … Read More