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All The Best In 2021

All The Best In 2021

Happy New Year! From the MHA Houston Staff, we want to wish you all the best in 2021. The start of a new year can bring about excitement for new possibilities, particularly this year as we continue to fight against COVID-19. 2020 was a challenging year that may have...

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Building Resilience

Building Resilience

In the face of failure and adversity, we often are faced with feelings of disappointment and shame. While we need time to process these experiences, it’s important to remember that we are resilient and have skills that can get us through these tough times. While...

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Gratitude & Mental Health

COVID-19 has affected everyone negatively in several ways, whether through a loss of income, normality, or loved ones. In the midst of grief and loss, it can be difficult to be joyous. However, science has shown that self-reflecting and expressing gratitude can have...

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Mental Health & Thanksgiving 2020

Mental Health & Thanksgiving 2020

The holiday season is poised as a time full of joy, hopes, and gatherings. With increasing demands and expectations, it can also bring feelings of stress, anxiety, and depression. Particularly this year, with COVID-19, you may experience additional stress and anxiety...

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Men’s Mental Health/Movember

You may have heard November referred to as “Movember” or “No Shave November.” This initiative strives to bring attention to Men's Health, and in particular, men’s mental health. Societal norms and cultural expectations can lead men to not discuss emotional or mental...

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Veterans Day & Mental Health

Veterans Day & Mental Health

Today, we honor all those who serve and have served in the US Armed Forces. Approximately 18.5% of service members returning from Iraq or Afghanistan have Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) or depression. Approximately 50% of returning service members who need...

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Election Results & Mental Health

Election Results & Mental Health

Feeling stressed, anxious, or nervous about the results of the general elections? You’re not alone! Regardless of views or political affiliations,  the 2020 presidential election has caused major stress in more than two-thirds of adult lives (Source). For some, the...

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Indigenous People’s Day & Mental Health

Indigenous People’s Day & Mental Health

Monday, October 12th is National Indigenous People’s Day. Visit these websites to learn who’s land you are on and consider developing a land acknowledgment for presentations, meetings, and other settings. Native/Indigenous people face unique mental health...

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Mental Illness Awareness Week coming up!

Mental Illness Awareness Week takes place starting this coming Sunday, October 4th until October 10th. National Depression Screening day is October 8th and World Mental Health Day is October 10th. This year, MHA will highlight Mental Illness Awareness Week through ‘7...

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Suicide Prevention

*Content Warning: self-harm, suicide, mental health* *If you or someone you know is in crisis, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-8255) or Text the Crisis Text Line (741741)* Good Morning, During Covid-19, it’s important to take care of our...

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Native and Indigenous Mental Health

Native and Indigenous Mental Health

This week’s Wellness Wednesday will focus on Native & Indigenous Mental Health. This group faces unique mental health challenges that are rooted in historical trauma and continued oppression such as colonization, boarding school systems, and limited access...

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APIDA Mental Health

APIDA Mental Health

This week’s Wellness Wednesday focuses on Asian, Pacific Islander, and Desi American (APIDA) Mental Health. It’s important to recognize (and consider when addressing mental health) that this community encompasses a wide range of countries, ethnicities, nationalities,...

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LatinX Mental Health

LatinX Mental Health

This week’s Wellness Wednesday focuses on Hispanic/Latinx Mental Health. For the Hispanic/Latinx community, mental health and mental illnesses may be stigmatized topics that can result in suffering in silence. Additionally, the community faces unique institutional and...

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BIPOC Mental Health

BIPOC Mental Health

July is BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) Mental Health Month which serves to bring awareness to the unique challenges that marginalized groups face when it comes to their mental health. BIPOC are often faced with years, even generations, of trauma and...

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LGBTQIA+ Mental Health

I wanted to focus this week’s blog around LGBTQIA+ mental health. The month of June marks Pride Month and it’s important to bring attention to the community’s mental health. Unfortunately, stigma and other factors highly affect the wellbeing and mental health of the...

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Social Wellness

Social Wellness

Continuing our 9 Dimensions of Wellness Series, this week we focus on Social Wellness! Visit the National Institutes of Health website for more information and a toolkit! By Gustavo Molinar, Mental Health Literacy Specialist at Mental Health America of Greater...

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