Mental Health News Round-Up: April 10

Addressing Stigma, Disparities in Minority Mental Health: Access to Care among Barriers In addition to facing the regular stigmas of mental health disorders, minorities have to combat increased stigma and other hurdles to receive treatment.  Barriers to care include the lack of culturally competent providers and the lack of media portrayals of people of color with mental health disorders. Additionally,…

Mental Health News Round-up: April 3

Offer Transgender Youths Safe Spaces, Psychologists Say In light of the fact that trans individuals have higher rates of mental health concerns, psychologists emphasize the need for finding acceptance and inclusion especially in schools. Changing the Culture of Mental Health Can Help Us Prevent Tragedies In light of recent events, many people have been discussing…

Program Bank Spotlight: iSupport Bracelet Campaign

Have you heard about Active Minds at UCLA‘s iSupport Bracelet Campaign? Chapter members made and sold friendship bracelets to show love, support and awareness of mental health conditions. Each bracelet is created with special colors to bring awareness to a different mental health conditions. Students can request and receive a custom-made bracelet supporting a specific condition (or multiple conditions). For example,…

Mental Health News Round-Up: March 6

Facebook and Suicide Prevention Facebook announced that after users report other’s worrisome posts,  the platform will provide suggestion to help support the friend.  Additionally, the poster will get a message linking them to other resources including the National Suicide Prevention LifeLine (1-800-273-8255). Michelle Obama Promotes Awareness of Mental Health Care On Wednesday at The Campaign to Change Direction, a summit…