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Remember Healthcare Providers During Brain Awareness Week

Support mental wellness for anxious and depressed workers.

  • Brain Awareness Week is a reminder to consider the pandemic’s impact on healthcare professionals.
  • COVID-19 has led to a global increase in anxiety and depression, especially among healthcare workers.
  • Stigma still remains, but more individuals are seeking help for mental conditions.

It’s no secret that clinicians and healthcare professionals continue to struggle while providing care for some of the most vulnerable people in our communities.

Every year, Brain Awareness Week is observed around the world during the third week of March. From the first celebration in 1996, thousands of organizations use this time to…

Celebrating the Leaders Who Have Advanced Mental Healthcare

Their impact laid the foundation for today’s advances.

  • The U.S. government ramped up mental health awareness and action in the 1990s and the 21st century.
  • The mental health experiences of Black Americans drives Black leaders to address this underserved population.
  • Anyone can become an advocate for mental wellness, continuing the work of many dedicated and creative leaders.

As the United States marks Presidents Day every February, we celebrate the birthdays of our first president, George Washington, as well as the president who ended slavery in America, Abraham Lincoln. Imagine how Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation and subsequently, the 13th Amendment affected the mental health of the millions of Black people who had lived without hope as…

Children and Youth Need Trauma-Informed Care More Than Ever

Ask them, “What happened to you?”


  • The trauma of COVID-19 has affected the mental health of millions of young people.
  • Trauma-informed care enables caregivers to understand an individual’s entire life situation and treat them accordingly.
  • Shortages of child and adolescent mental health professionals are compromising trauma-informed care.

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to take a toll on individuals and groups around the world, from frontline health care professionals to service workers to the elderly to entire families decimated by the virus. However, there is a large, traumatized cohort that requires more attention: our youth. How do we help young people cope with the upheaval in their lives due to the coronavirus, on top of the many other traumas they experience? This is a challenge we must address sooner rather than later with…