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Dear White Women

May 8, 2019

Mental illness is a topic that society is becoming more comfortable talking about, but there is still a stigma that prevents many people from getting the help they need. Individuals who don’t struggle with generalized mental illnesses may have a more difficult time empathizing or grasping the idea of mental illness.

Since May is Mental Health Month, Sara and Misasha are going to help shed some light on mental illness and how marginalized groups treated differently are more prone to experience struggles getting the treatment they need. This episode is purely acknowledging the uniqueness in everyone’s narrative and how resources can influence mental health.

Show Highlights: 

  • Current suicide statistics 
  • Connecting with our kids openly about mental health 
  • Boosting mental wellness 
  • Battling anxiety and how it differs from stress 
  • Dealing with chronic stress and other issues that stem from it 
  • Stress affects minorities in different ways 
  • How substance abuse starts 
  • The rat park experiment 
  • Having a sense of connection and community 
  • How mental illness impacts the LGBTQ+ community 
  • Unique circumstances adults in the LGBTQ+ community face
  • How stereotypes impact treatment for mental illnesses 
  • Struggling with stigmas and expressing emotions 
  • The spectrum of mental illness and health