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News Archive October 2021

Mental Health Advocacy and Self-Advocacy

“Stand before the people you fear and speak your mind – even if your voice shakes.” – Maggie Kuhn. In the words of DaShanne Stokes, it is only by speaking up that we achieve lasting change. But we often take this ability, this skill of speaking up for granted. Ask yourself, have you ever been […]

Author: HFEHMind
Posted on: 29th October 2021

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Mental Health in an Unequal World: Societal Barriers and Lack of Understanding

You may have often heard the saying life is unfair! Another popular saying often used: ‘when life gives you lemons, make lemonade’ which is supposed to encourage optimism and a positive attitude in the face of adversity or misfortune. However, it is not as simple as that for some individuals. The fact of the matter […]

Author: HFEHMind
Posted on: 8th October 2021

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Mental Health in an Unequal World: Creativity

Creativity has long been known to have a positive impact on your mental health. In 2015, psychologist and art therapist Dr. Cathy Malchiodi used multiple studies in her article Creativity as a Wellness Practice, to show that creativity can increase positive emotions, lower stress levels, reduce depressive symptoms, and even improve immune system functioning. Why […]

Author: HFEHMind
Posted on: 8th October 2021

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Mental Health in an Unequal World: Access to Mental Health Support

When I think of the theme for World Mental Health Day for 2021: ‘mental health in an unequal world’, I immediately think of the inequalities associated with accessing appropriate mental health support. Sadly, not everyone can always access the help they need quickly and easily. My experience accessing mental health support I went through a […]

Author: HFEHMind
Posted on: 7th October 2021

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