As someone who has been actively engaged in the mental health community on social media for the past few years, I have come across an alarming amount of misconceptions about mental health conditions. Many of these myths either minimize conditions (e.g., "Depression is just being sad. Cheer up!"). Others falsely stereotype entire populations (e.g., "People with psychosis are [...]
I have seen many lists in response to recent events in the U.S. Some highlight accounts/voices, to amplify Black voices. Others share mental health resources for the Black community. Lists also share educational tools (books, movies, shows, podcasts) to help educate people on topics related to racism. Below, I have gathered several of the lists [...]
Feeling tense? Overwhelmed? Anxious? Irritated? Frustrated? Angry? Constantly tired? Having difficulty sleeping? Having stomach distress? Headaches? You may be experiencing emotional, psychological, and physical signs of stress. Stress is not something to simply brush off, even if being overworked and chronically stressed out has become normalized. Stress can lead to the [...]
Last month, I was really excited to come across mental health-related trending hashtags on Twitter! When I saw #DepressionFeelsLike trending, I decided to tweet about it as well. I was surprised by just how many people resonated with the tweets! https://twitter.com/CalculatingMind/status/1203127763185651713 https://twitter.com/CalculatingMind/status/1203136020641964033 In fact, my tweet was even the core of [...]
Recently, I created a video for #KeepTalkingMH on Rebecca Lombardo's YouTube channel. Check my video out! Also, make sure to check out the others! https://youtu.be/lpVnBS4keE0 Thank you so much for the opportunity to participate!