Wellness Centers: The Next Step in Making Mental Health Resources More Accessible

Imagine, for a second, that you are a teen struggling with your mental health, living in a poor neighborhood, and dealing with unstable conditions at home. Who would you turn to? Who would you talk to? If not your home, what would your safe space be? Wellness centers. A place where you could get some rest, take a shower, do your laundry, eat some food, or listen to some music. A place where you can talk freely and find people who will listen. A place where you could meet and interact with kids just like you: people who are struggling, but are willing and hoping to heal and find support. A place that would make you truly feel cared for and understood, instead of alone.

Op-Ed: Mainstream Mental Health Awareness Can Hurt People With Mental Illness

Mainstream mental health “awareness,” at least how it's done now, hurts people with mental illness. The movement was never meant for those who are actually stigmatized. Feeling “blue” has never been stigmatized, so why are people talking about it and pretending that they are doing something revolutionary? Our mission is different. We aim to make important information more accessible, to advocate for those who actually face stigma and bias, and to create more resources and/or make them more available.

The Intersection Between Psychiatric Misdiagnoses of Schizophrenia and anti-Black Racism

The word “schizophrenia” originates from ancient Greek and roughly translates to “split mind,” indicating a split or break from objective reality. This pertains more specifically to schizophrenia spectrum illnesses such as schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder, but not other psychotic illnesses like the primary mood disorders. 

An Introduction to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Let's Talk About Mental Health: a Crash Course

The Countless Impacts of COVID-19 on Youth Mental Health

What Parents or Caregivers Can Do for Youth

After Over 2 Years of Struggles: the Silver Lining

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