Equality for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

Have you ever experienced stigma? Have you ever been treated poorly due to one small aspect of yourself, because someone made a judgement about you based on that one quality? It could be a negative connotation based on how you look, act, or speak, where you come from or what…

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Stronger than You Think

There is no question that the last year has been hard on all of us. But we all have resources that we may not even realize that help us get through difficult times. You have strengths that have helped you make it through, and recognizing them can help you make…

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Children’s mental health awareness month

The past year has constantly been described as “unprecedented.” Each month has brought more challenges, changes, and hardships. But it is not just adults who have had to deal with this. Our children are struggling more now than ever - COVID, isolation, social and racial turmoil, political unrest, economic instability,…

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New Year, New Beginnings

2020 was a difficult year for most of us. As a society, we were hit with one blow after another, between the pandemic, economic struggles, social inequality, major changes in work and education, and disruption of life as we have always known it. That is in addition to any personal…

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Is it more than just the holiday blues?

December is often a time of togetherness, when we spend time with family, friends, and loved ones. There are usually many large gatherings and social events to attend. But this year, gathering together is exactly what we are being told not to do. Coronavirus cases are at an all-time high in the…

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Cyberbullying Awareness

This October, National Bullying Prevention Month has a greater significance than ever before. We have all heard about cyberbullying and the need to keep children safe while using the internet and cell phones. Children are now experiencing a much larger percentage of their social interactions online compared to a year…

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Supporting Our Children with Distance Learning

Posted on: September 23, 2020 Supporting Our Children with Distance Learning The school year has begun, and it is a brand new experience for many of us. While we were introduced to distance learning in the spring, it is set up differently now, and adding in a hybrid schedule makes…

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Parent Anxiety: Starting a New School Year during a Pandemic

Last March, schools across the country began to shut down due to COVID 19 and students and families were thrown into distance learning. Our experiences widely varied, but we had no choice in the matter. Now that the new school year is beginning, we are facing a very different situation.…

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Embracing Diversity in Mental Health

Minority Mental Health Awareness Month was first celebrated in July of 2008 in honor of Bebe Moore Campbell, an author and educator who advocated for equality within the mental health system. Some groups have begun to call it BIPOC Mental Health Month , as they feel that this name more accurately represents…

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