Mental Health Month:
History, Current Events and Marginalized Groups
Mental illness is a topic that society is becoming more comfortable talking about, but there is still a stigma that prevents many people from getting the help they need. Individuals who don’t struggle with generalized mental illnesses may have a more difficult time empathizing or grasping the idea of mental illness.
Since May is Mental Health Month, Sarah and Misasha are going to help shed some light on mental illness and how marginalized groups treated differently are more prone to experience struggles getting the treatment they need. This episode is purely acknowledging the uniqueness in everyone’s narrative and how resources can influence mental health.
Current suicide statistics
Connecting with our kids openly about mental health
Boosting mental wellness
Battling anxiety and how it differs from stress
Dealing with chronic stress and other issues that stem from it
Stress affects minorities in different ways
How substance abuse starts
The rat park experiment
Having a sense of connection and community
How mental illness impacts the LGBTQ+ community
Unique circumstances adults in the LGBTQ+ community face
How stereotypes impact treatment for mental illnesses
Struggling with stigmas and expressing emotions
The spectrum of mental illness and health
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