Am I Coming Over with My Camera?

Young man playing guitar in a road. Quiet landscape and title of the film surround him.

I had the great pleasure of sitting down with Shaleece Haas, director of the film Real Boy, which will make its television debut on PBS  on June 19th and will remain available on PBS.org for the remainder of the month. Real Boy follows the transition of a young trans man, Bennett Wallace, as he navigates the intersectionality…

Mental Health News Round Up: June 5

Anxious Students Strain College Mental Health Centers A new report from Penn State reveals that anxiety is biggest concern for students seeking help at campus counseling centers. Counseling centers work to alleviate the pressures of the influx of students and provide innovative ways to encourage de-stressing. Did John Nash’s schizophrenia boost his ‘beautiful mind’? John Nash,…

Mental Health News Round-Up: May 15

Silence is Deadly: Mental Health and the Black Community The first lady of New York City, Chirlane McCray, shares her father’s personal experience with depression and her daughter’s struggle with addiction and anxiety to fight the silence in the black community surrounding mental heath.  This op-ed follows her announcement of $73.8 million dollars in initiatives to…

Mental Health News Round-Up: May 3

A New Look at Racial/Ethnic Differences in Mental Health Service Use Among Adults The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has released statistics about how adults of different ethnicities utilize mental health services.  Those who identified with two or more races were the most likely to seek therapy, while whites were most likely to…

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,…