• All donations currently being matched dollar for dollar up to 100K!
  • An online mental health resource for teens and young adults.
  • We’re starting a conversation about mental illness and we hope you’ll join us!
  • Watch and make videos about your experience.
  • Mental illness doesn’t discriminate. Your story matters.

Blog

Latinx Mental Health: Being Undocumented and Taking Care of Mental Health

0 496 0

I dispel myths and fight stigma by openly talking about my own mental health journey. Navigating a society that constantly reminds me I am not welcome here is hard and can impact my well-being. Some days are harder than others. I try not to shy away from talking about needing counseling and the trauma migration can cause. In my case, I also survived sexual assault. This, compiled with being undocumented, impacted the way I navigated the world and the resources

...Read more

Latinx Mental Health: Finding Resources in Your Family and Community

0 303 0

I am the Director of the Latino Youth & Family Immigration Project: Dímelo en Español at Ackerman Institute. We are a project in the institute that provides family therapy to first and second generation Latino immigrant families. We offer a specialized framework that, at its core, emphasizes cultural sensitivity and resiliency in families. I facilitate therapeutic conversations about immigration loss, the unique experience of parenting bi-cultural/bilingual children, trans-nationalism, identity, trauma and, more recently, about the current sociopolitical climate. We do

...Read more

Minority Mental Health Advocate: Lanada Williams

0 134 0

Lanada Williams is a licensed professional and clinical counselor and the CEO of Alliance Family Solutions, LLC, a private practice in Washington, DC. She hosts her on own radio show, The Lanada Williams Show, about how to make the most of life, love, and relationships on BLIS FM. Minority mental health matters and presents a great opportunity to have intersections from various people of color with different cultures, values, and backgrounds explore each other’s mental models to find common interests and fight stigma in

...Read more

Minority Mental Health Advocate: Nosipho Nxele

0 277 0

My great passion is for the empowerment of women and to break stereotypes carved on them by society. This is what led me to explore mental health and the conversation around mental illness in my illustrations. I was raised with religious values, but I have always been very opinionated about everything. My work is mostly expressionism, mental illness, religion and other topics that affect women in society. The love for what I do comes from the process of discovering how I share my

...Read more

Minority Mental Health Advocate: Emily Wu Truong

0 519 0

I have been a motivational speaker for 4 years now. I believe I had to experience my years of depression and anxiety in order to bring me on the path that I’m on now. Before my mental health advocacy, I had two jobs where I felt disrespected, and I finally realized that I needed to learn how to respect and love myself! In July 2013, there was a legislative briefing on Asian American mental health, and I was so excited

...Read more

Minority Mental Health Advocate: Tiffany Shivers

0 157 0

I have seen the effects of untreated mental health in my life and in the black community. As minorities, it is undeniable that we have been exposed to so much generational and present day trauma. I believe our community has to learn how to heal. It is our time to change the narrative of what mental health looks like in our community and make emotional wellness a priority. I believe that if we can successfully do this then we can

...Read more

Minority Mental Health Advocate: J.P. Regis

0 165 0

I recently founded the Queer Minority Mental Health Project (@qpoc_mh on Twitter) to advocate for greater representation of, and resources for, LGBTQ people of color in the mental health field. Too many living at the intersection of these identities, including myself, lack representation in the mental health narrative and struggle to find LGBTQ and culturally competent providers. The Project seeks to educate the public on the unique mental health experiences of this community, and help providers understand their unique needs.

...Read more

Minority Mental Health Advocate: Mimi Khúc

0 853 0

I curated and published a project called Open in Emergency: A Special Issue on Asian American Mental Health. It attempts to answer that question of what mental health looks like when you live in a world that is trying to kill you. It asks us to start first with the violence of racialized living and what Asian American life looks like in that context–its shape, its capacities, its dreams, its nightmares, its foreclosures, its failures–and then asks how we can

...Read more

Minority Mental Health Advocate: Dr. Joy Harden Bradford

0 181 0

I am a licensed Psychologist and the creator of Therapy for Black Girls. It is important to me that Black women and girls make their mental health a priority and to do this I wanted to create a platform that would make mental health issues more relevant and accessible. Through the use of blog posts, community conversations, and the podcast, I share information with Black women to help them become the best possible versions of themselves. I have been licensed

...Read more

Minority Mental Health Advocate: Imade Nibokun

0 131 0

I wouldn’t be alive if I didn’t tell someone I needed help. I would have done that much sooner if my depression and anxiety issues were normalized. I founded Depressed While Black to be an online platform where we can share stories that remind us we are not alone. Our mental health is often bombarded with messages that people of color are less deserving of psychological care. Minority mental health reclaims our minds and embraces our complex and vulnerable humanity. Taking medication

...Read more

Child Mind Institute