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Guide to Mental Health Care for People Who are Transgender

Transgender Awareness Week, typically observed the second week of November, is a one-week celebration leading up to Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR), which memorializes victims of transphobic violence. Gwendolyn Ann Smith began Transgender Day of Remembrance in November 1999 to honor Rita Hester, a transgender woman who was murdered in 1998. 75% of transgender youth report they feel unsafe at […]

4 Ways to Cope with Election Anxiety, Backed by Science

It has been described as one of the most warring, garish and angry presidential elections in history. And it is taking a toll on our mental health. Among feeling anxiety and uncertainty due to the Covid-19 pandemic, more than two-thirds (68%) of U.S adults say the 2020 presidential election has significantly increased their stress – […]

Coping with Mental Health During COVID-19

Studies have shown the emotional impact of quarantine during other disease outbreaks and indicate that such isolations can lead to negative mental health outcomes. During this extraordinary time of uncertainty and fear, it is likely that mental health issues and substance use disorders among people with mental health conditions will be intensified. In addition, pandemics […]

Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental Health is not a destination, but a process. Its about how you drive, not where you’re going. “Healing takes time, and asking for help is a courageous step.”  – Mariska Hargitay We join you all in Celebrating Mental Health Illness Awareness week. Mental Health is as important as physical health – Fight the stigma.

How Educators Can Spot Depression and Anxiety in Virtual Classrooms

As the pandemic has driven us to social isolation, we need to be paying particular attention to when students are struggling with mental health issues particularly in this new Virtual Classroom world. It is important that we are able to recognize signs and symptoms of depression and suicidal behaviors in youth in this new medium; […]

September is Suicide Prevention Month

During these trying times of social and political unrest, climate change and Covid Pandemic requiring social distancing, many people are left feeling not only physically distant, but emotionally distant too. Social isolation is a contributing risk factor for suicide, this being Suicide prevention month, we here at Smokey Point want to encourage you to stay […]

Learn About Minority Mental Health Month

“Once my loved ones accepted the diagnosis, healing began for the entire family, but it took too long. It took years. Can’t we, as a nation, begin to speed up that process? We need a national campaign to destigmatize mental illness, especially one targeted toward African Americans… It’s not shameful to have a mental illness. […]