Mental Illness Awareness Week: Building understanding and conversation in our community

Ryan Quist, Ph.D., Sacramento County Behavioral Health Services Director As a community, we’ve faced a number of challenges and hardships over the past two years that have had very real impacts on each of our own mental wellbeing. From concerns over personal health and safety to dealing with the very real impacts of isolation as […]

Educating Students and Youth About Mental Health is a Necessity

Adolescence is filled with huge changes in quick succession – whether that’s physical growth, getting your first job, keeping up with school, graduating, or moving out of your family home.

Thể Hiện Lòng Nhân Ái và Sự Ủng Hộ đối với Các Thành Viên Cộng Đồng Người Việt Đang Gặp Các Vấn Đề Về Tâm Bệnh

Tác Giả: Tiến sĩ Nancy Trần, Giám Đốc Đài TNT Tôi rất tự hào được là thành viên của một cộng đồng tràn ngập tình yêu thương và sự hỗ trợ. Khi ai đó trong cộng đồng Người Việt nhận được kết quả chẩn đoán sức khỏe về thể chất  – dù là bệnh trạng […]

Showing Compassion and Support for Vietnamese Community Members Living with Mental Health Conditions

Mental illnesses, just like physical illnesses, can happen to anyone.

علاج الضغط النفسي والتوتر ودعم الصحة النفسية في المجتمع الناطق باللغة العربية

بقلمد. نسريننورالدين،الأستاذةفيجامعةساكرامنتوالتابعةلولايةكاليفورنياونائبةمديرةبرنامجالتمريضفيجامعةالباسيفيكوالمديرةالمؤسسةلمركز SAHA الصحي. كثيرًا ما أحدث طلابي حول الآثار السلبية والبعيدة المدى للضغط النفسي والتوتر وذلك عن طريق استعمال التشبيه التالي: إذا أمسكت بكوب صغير من الماء في يدك لبضع دقائق، فربما لن تشغل بالك بهذا الأمر كثيرًا. إنك تلاحظه، لكنه لا يسبب لك أي ضرر.  ولكن، ماذا لو طُلب منك أن تمسك كوب […]

亞太裔 (AAPI) 傳統月 提供精神健康治療和支持的重要性 

作者:Darrick Lam,ACC Senior Services總裁兼首席執行長 過去幾年,COVID-19疫情令很多人感到孤立、失落和壓力。 隨著針對亞裔美國人暨太平洋島民 (Asian American and Pacific Islanders, AAPI) 社區仇恨犯罪的增加,我們內心和腦海中持續憂慮,擔心自己、家人及朋友的安全和生命。  我想藉此機會強調,我們現在比以往任何時候更需要對社區提供精神健康治療和支持。  對於許多社區同胞,近期仇恨犯罪造成的壓力對他們的身體、精神和情緖造成首次的傷害。對於某部份人,他們已受創的心理狀況亦可能因此而惡化。  不幸的是,很多人對精神健康存有歧視的看法,往往感到非常羞恥和尷尬。許多人害怕與朋友或親人談論他們的症狀,擔心自己會被視為「瘋子」而被人迴避,或者社區成員會認為他們是鬼魂附體。  事實上,我們不會因為某人患有心臟病而看不起該人。同樣地,我們也不應該因朋友或親人患有精神疾病而改變對他們的看法。 越早治療精神和身體問題,就越有利於整體健康和福祉。 患者通過與醫生討論精神健康症狀的治療方案,可預防症狀惡化,並讓患者過上充實、健康的生活。  由於社區持續對人身安全感到憂慮,我們必須減少對精神疾病產生的恥辱感。我們亦需要團結一致,為社區和親友的精神健康及安康提供支援。  為確保我們的朋友、家人和親人獲得需要的支援和治療,我們必須減少對精神疾病的污名化和羞辱,令他們感覺到有希望和支持。  在過去十年,沙加缅度縣「Mental Illness: It’s not always what you think」計劃一直致力於減少對精神疾病的污名化、促進精神健康及安康,並為精神病患者和家庭給予希望。該計劃針對當地的多元文化社區(包括廣東話社區)開展專項外展活動。如想了解以下更多社區資訊,請造訪以下網頁: 減少社區對抗精神疾病污名化活動https://www.stopstigmasacramento.org/communities/漢語 (漢語) 如何與疑受精神疾病困擾人仕敞開心扉: https://www.stopstigmasacramento.org/conversation-starters/ (英語)https://www.stopstigmasacramento.org/conversation-starters/?language=%25e6%25bc%25a2%25e8%25aa%259e (漢語)  患者服務資源:https://www.stopstigmasacramento.org/services/ (英語) 分享患者親身經歷和故事,或為患者家屬提供支援的經歷https://www.stopstigmasacramento.org/get-involved/speakers-bureau/ (英語) 長者護伴服務,以確保沙加缅度縣長者在出行時的安全https://sacssc.org/#About (英語)

Encouraging Mental Well-Being This AAPI Heritage Month

The last few years have been undeniably difficult – not only because of the social isolation, loss, and stress from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. For the Asian American and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) community, we have also been afraid for our safety and our lives.

Достижение психического благополучия для русскоязычного сообщества

By Roman Romaso and Ivan Leschchuk at the Slavic Assistance Center. Пандемия COVID-19 вскрыла давние проблемы психического здоровья, существующие в русскоязычном сообществе. Потеря работы, домашнее обучение, тяжелая болезнь родных и друзей и неопределенное будущее только усугубили некоторые проблемы с психическим здоровьем, с которыми нам обычно приходится иметь дело. Каждый пятый человек живет с психическими расстройствами, […]

Supporting Mental Health this Black History Month

It’s crucial that we discuss mental health in the Black/African American community.

Achieving Mental Wellness for the Russian-Speaking Community

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought to light long-standing mental health issues that exist in the Russian-speaking community.