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With depression and anxiety on the rise during the pandemic, more professionals may adopt art therapy as a treatment
The Curated Life
By Mary Kay DuChene
"Loneliness is pervasive in the U.S. If you can remember that one fact, then maybe it will be easier to reach out the next time you feel lonely. You’ll not only be helping yourself, you’ll be helping out a friend."
The Church and the Response to the Mental Health Crisis featuring Matthew Stanford
MHTTC New England offers Seasonal Affective Disorder: Responding to the Winter Blues in the Classroom online toolkit for care providers.
Although things are changing within mental health communities, only a few mental health professionals have competent awareness of cultural and racial identity, let alone incorporate this awareness in clinical treatment.
by Gabes Torres
ILLUSTRATION BY GOOD STUDIO/ADOBE STOCK
by Jasmin Joseph
Focuses on Mental Health Issues Facing the Black Community and includes a List of Free Addiction Treatment Resources in Minnesota.
by Lisa Witherspoon, Director of Children’s Ministries, First Presbyterian Church, Greensboro, NC
Our bodies have a story to tell. When we turn toward our bodies with curiosity and reverence, we honor those stories, embrace our inner dignity, and make space for more agency. Sharing our bodies’ stories helps us feel seen so that, little by little, society’s limiting master narratives can shift so that more bodies feel safe and beautiful and have a sense of belonging.
How can church leaders better reach Gen Z? In this episode, Josh Packard shares findings from the Springtide Research Institute on what faith leaders need to know about Gen Z’s religious beliefs and mental health.
"Mental health problems in teens can sometimes take unexpected forms. Depression and anxiety can manifest as irritability and noncompliance, which parents may reasonably view as disrespect and laziness. Understanding what is beneath those behaviors is challenging. Teens are quite secretive, so they may not disclose the extent of their struggles."
ILLUSTRATION BY MARY LONG
Parents and caregivers are a critical link in addressing the urgent mental health crisis among teens.
(in Mental Health)
Mental Health Connect provides community-based resources, support and education to improve access to mental health services and to connect individuals and families with the services they need.
The goal of this guide is to review the literature on prevention of marijuana use among youth, distill the research into recommendations for practice, and provide examples of the ways these recommendations can be implemented.