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Andrea RanieriTriad Team
Cognitive Psychologist, Ph.D.

September is suicide prevention month.

I wanted to highlight the https://thedepressionproject.com. They actively reach out across many social media platforms to inform the public about symptoms of depression, signs of suicidal thought, and how to help.  

 

In this episode Dr. Graham Taylor speaks with Lauren Conaboy the Vice President of National Policy at Centerstone, a not-for-profit health system specializing in mental health and substance use disorder treatments. Through her advocacy, Lauren has directly influenced the passage of several bills including passing legislation to create the nation’s first ever three-digit dialing code for suicide prevention or mental health emergencies, as well as directly influencing several provisions of the 2018 support act, a bill designed to combat the nation’s opioid crisis.

Depression in Indigenous Communities: Cultural Understanding Matters

Lifelong and generational adverse life experiences can increase your chances of developing depression and other symptoms of emotional distress. This is the case for millions of Indigenous people in the United States, who face a high lifetime probability of experiencing mental health symptoms. These challenges often increase due to difficulty getting the support they need, when they need it. Marginalization, stigma, discriminatory public policies, and racial trauma are a few of the factors greatly affecting health outcomes in this community.

Click here to read more about these challenges, and why a cultural understanding is important.

The Media Pays Attention When Trans People Die, But The Living Are Struggling With Grief

Violent attacks and discriminatory laws have taken a toll on the mental health of trans people. Many wish there was as much attention on the well-being of those living with traumas as there is on those who have been killed. When people talk about trans mental health, the emphasis is often placed on gender dysphoria or the challenges of transitioning — less is said about the toll that a climate of intolerance, violence, & political hostility can take on transgender people.

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