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Embrace Overall Wellness

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I think that it’s extremely important to help people not only cope with mental illness but also to help people embrace overall wellness that helps them optimize their quality of life. As a therapist, I think it’s important to hold both the role of educator and provider, teaching clients about emotional health and conditions, if applicable, as well as providing new perspective and skills to help them live better lives in practice. My professional goals are to help promote conversations

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Mental Health Impacts Everyone

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Tamu Lewis is the Co-Founder of the Lee Thompson Young Foundation. She started the foundation with her mother, Dr. Velma Love, in honor of her brother, actor Lee Thompson Young, who died by suicide after struggling with bipolar disorder. The foundation seeks to end stigma associated with mental health through education, support, and resources. We asked her why her work is so important and how she approaches self-care. She says, “mental health impacts everyone and we need to be more

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Self-Care is Doing Things That Make You Feel Happy

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I am the Marketing Manager at Crisis Text Line where a lot of my work is centered around diversity and inclusion. It’s an outlet; a resource for people in underrepresented communities to get the help they need when they are in crisis. It’s particularly special because it’s combating stigma in such an innovative way. We meet our texters where they are, in real time. After noticing the lack of mental health resources in undeserved communities, I wanted to find a way to give

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Latinx Mental Health: Stories of the Dominican Diaspora

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I am one of the co-founders and the associate editor at La Galería Magazine, a place to document and celebrate the stories of the Dominican Diaspora. La Galería Magazine is an independent, non-affiliated publication that discusses, deconstructs, and explores traditional Dominican symbols, ideologies, and customs in order to better understand our community, history, and culture. My main responsibility is to promote the magazine, edit article submissions for our editions, and plan events with my team. My tips for mental health include

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Latinx Mental Health: Supporting Healthy Latinx Communities

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I am director of Salud America! A national network that inspires people to drive healthy changes for Latinx children. I also direct the headquarters of the network, the Institute for Health Promotion Research at UT Health San Antonio. I have spent 30 years directing research on human and organizational communication to reduce chronic disease and cancer health disparities affecting the Latinx community, including cancer risk factors, A1:M10 trial recruitment, tobacco prevention, obesity prevention, healthy lifestyles promotion, and more. For Salud

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Latinx Mental Health: Fighting for Policy Change

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It definitely has been a journey filled with gratitude, where no day is the same. One day I can be driving three hours out to a rural part of my state to provide a suicide prevention training for a school and the next day working on mental health policy change. At times it’s been late nights on a Friday evening (because that’s when a crisis happens), calling all my mental health contacts to successfully identify a provider who can take

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Latinx Mental Health: Building Bridges Between Latinx and Disability

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I am the co-founder of the National Coalition for Latinxs with Disability (CNLD). My job as a leader in this #DisabledLatinx movement is to network and connect with other Disabled and Latinx leaders in the U.S. and those who want to be leaders in the movement. I’m building bridges between the Latinx and Disability worlds. For too long, I’ve had to split my Latinx and disability identities, and I know that’s true for others out there! On an administrative level,

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Latinx Mental Health: Building a Community

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I am Co-Founder and Lead Organizer for Aliados for Mental Health. My job is to construct spaces online and offline to raise awareness about issues related to the mental health of the Latinx community. I organize community events that give a voice to Latinx community members affected by mental illness and those interested in bilingual socially conscious psychotherapy from a healthcare perspective. We share knowledge and resources about mental illness and mental health care in hopes of raising awareness and

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Latinx Mental Health: There is Nothing Shameful About Mental Illness

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I am the Founder, President, and CEO of Comunilife, Inc. My job is to work with our board, staff, and community to develop culturally appropriate programs that help homeless and at-risk Hispanic New Yorkers access the services they need to live independently and reach their individual potential. In addition to providing direct services, a large part of my job is to advocate on behalf of our clients. This can include working to reduce the stigma associated with mental illness and

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Latinx Mental Health: Don’t Be Ashamed to Be You

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My approach to advocacy starts with sharing my own vulnerability and the ups and downs of my journey. Instead of hiding my bipolar and anxiety I talk about it on social media and start a dialogue out of it for anyone to join.  I also travel and speak for various mental health organizations even though most days I’d prefer to be wrapped up in my blanket in bed. I’ve often heard that men don’t talk about their mental health because that

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