Resources & Information

Resources & Information

Help-seeking information is included in our content. There's a plethora of self-help Mental Health resources available to obtain information and get connected with help for yourself or someone you know.  The purpose of this information is to give you greater understanding. If you are concerned about yourself or a colleague, professional assistance is recommended..

We are dedicated to reviewing and offering self-help resources that are easily accessible and culturally sensitive. Our dedicated team of Mental Heath First Aiders is committed to staying informed to offer this information to you. The resources and information are for educational and informational purposes only and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical help. Remember, it is not your job to diagnose yourself or someone else.


Understanding Mental Health

Our mental health directly influences how we think, feel and act: it also affects our physical health. 


What is Stigma?

Stigma is a degrading and debasing attitude of society that discredits a person and can cause a person to internalized mental illness. This perceived or internalized stigma is destructive whether or not actual discrimination occurs. Stigma destroys a person’s dignity; marginalizes individuals; violates basic human rights; diminishes the chances of a stigmatized person of achieving full potential; fear of social interaction and isolation; and hampers pursuit of happiness and contentment. When stigma is associated with a behavorial health condition it prevents individuals from seeking evaluation and treatment. Stigma is a major reason why many people suffer in silence. #StingTheStigma


Importance of Culturally Competent Care 

Cultural sensitive therapy follows guidelines for working with diverse groups of people in neighborhoods and communities and understands that background, racial, cultural, religious, gender and sexual identities interact with one’s beliefs, behavior and belief system. Resources and therapy must incorporate cultural sensitivity to accommodate and respect differences in opinions, values, and attitudes of individuals. Culturally diverse neighborhoods experience their own uniqueness, differences and similarities. Help tailored to effectively meet their needs can be effective.

Source: The Ayana App


Mental Health Professionals

Like physical conditions, mental conditions are treatable and there are many ways to get help.

There are...

  • Board Certified Diplomate (BCD) in Clinical Social Work

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

  • Psychologist

  • Psychiatrist


How To Start the Conversation

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What Not To Say

  •  "Talking Tips"


Self-Help Seekers Healthy Ways for Mental Well Being


Apps for Telehealth & Text Therapy Source:AADA

Mental health apps can be effective in making therapy more accessible, efficient, and portable. For a selection of mental health apps that have been reviewed.    

Specially Selected Apps


Covid & Mental Health

There's a plethora of self-help resources available online to obtain information and get connected with help for yourself or someone you know experiencing a mental health challenge. Covid-19 has heightened preexisting mental health challenges. And many people are being forced to reckon with their emotional and mental well-being for the first time understanding that help is available and recovery is possible.



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The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical help. 

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