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The History and Importance of BIPOC Mental Health Awareness Month

The History and Importance of BIPOC Mental Health Awareness Month

July is officially designated as BIPOC Mental Health Awareness Month and its purpose is to highlight the struggles of the BIPOC not just with mental health, but with accessing treatment.   To do our part to raise awareness, we’ve put together a brief history of BIPOC Mental Health Awareness Month along with some stats that prove just how important it really is.   A History of BIPOC Mental Health Awareness Month   The purpose of the month is to raise awareness of the mental health problems experienced by Black, Indigenous, and People of Color. In a society that refuses to...

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Black Mental Health Matters pt. 3

Black Mental Health Matters pt. 3

  Mental health conditions do not discriminate based on race, color, gender, or identity. Anyone can develop a mental health problem, which is exactly why it is important that quality mental health care be made available and accessible on a much larger scale. In fact, a shortage of mental health care providers has been documented nationwide in the US – data was released in March 2020 by the Health Resources & Services Administration indicating that only about 27% of geographic areas have enough mental health practitioners, leaving 73% under-represented in terms of mental health care coverage. These numbers are incredibly distressing,...

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BIPOC Mental Health – An Overview of Real Numbers

BIPOC Mental Health – An Overview of Real Numbers

  Our previous BIPOC-focused blog post focused a bit on the disparities in the access to quality mental health coverage between whites and members of the BIPOC community. This time, we want to give you a very brief and high-level overview of real numbers as published by Mental Health America. If you’re interested, we have published this same information on our Instagram here. As part of BIPOC Mental Health Awareness Month, we want to share some high-level statistics that will help to scratch the surface in terms of WHY we observe this month and WHY it’s so important to look...

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Taylor Michel
There Is a Connection Between Routines and Mental Health

There Is a Connection Between Routines and Mental Health

  Rituals and routines are a huge part of our daily lives, whether we recognize them or not. Some of these things may have become so heavily ingrained as habits that we may not actually realize we're executing them until we've finished and we've moved on to our next activity. What we may not realize about routines, however, is that they're actually doubly beneficial. Benefit #1: The late, great Vince Lombardi once said, "Only practice makes perfect," and it's hard to deny the logic behind this statement. These words don't only apply to professional sports championships, though. They also apply...

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