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Naomi Osaka’s brave statement about mental health misses an opportunity to send a message of hope and positivity for those who believe they must live with anxiety and depression.
I had no idea how vulnerable it is to be a Chinese immigrant, an AAPI, and a BIPOC. Hatred has resulted in an alarmingly high prevalence of hate crimes against AAPI communities.
The Atlanta-area spa murders and increasing anti-Asian violence across the country raise unsettling—but not new—questions about racism, privilege, and voice.
Marginalized communities deserve to live free from the injury created by racism and discrimination. That means respectable, inclusive, and equitable spaces for all.
Studies show that Black Americans are dying from Covid-19 at a higher rate than their White counterparts, while being vaccinated at a much lower rate than Whites.
Psychologists have a role to play in addressing racial trauma, which is comprised of both individual and collective damage due to exposure to racial incidents.
After the assault on the United States Capitol on January 6th, my heart breaks for my country. But there is no surprise here.
2020 is a year of milestones most of us want to forget. However, 2020 will henceforth be known as the year I finally confronted my own White privilege.
My time working as a caregiver at a group home in Baltimore tested my patience at times and opened my eyes to systemic inequities and bias in mental healthcare and education.
Voting is our most basic, yet powerful, method of exercising our civic duty. If we choose not to vote, we let other people decide our fates.
Atrocities against women are nothing new in the U.S., and for many, the pain of each injustice is just as intense as the first.
Forty-two days before the 2020 Presidential election, I received an absentee ballot in the mail. My superpowers ignited and at long last, I could contribute to change.
If I don’t like wearing a mask, then why do I do it? It might mean something different than you think if you choose not to.
Congressman Lewis dedicated his life to fighting hate, racism and injustice. Will you join me in carrying on his vision where human compassion overcomes division?
Senior citizens have been hard hit not just physically, but psychologically, by the pandemic. However, seniors can foster their resiliency and a positive attitude about the future.
The U.S. COVID-19 outbreak provides a grave exemplar of both the manifestations and consequences of discrimination and inequity baked into the very fabric of our society.
Being a cancer patient amidst a pandemic can be summed up in three words: fear, failure, and hope.
It’s amazing how the killing of George Floyd helped us more clearly see and identify personal and systemic racism. Now the question for us is, “What are we going to do about it?”
Facilitating therapeutic family interventions as a behavioral health clinician during this pandemic has been interesting and challenging.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, essential non-medical workers are carrying the weight of the world on their shoulders. Here's how you can help support them.
There’s a saying that the only time you should look in your neighbor's bowl is to see if they have enough. But what if they don't even have a bowl?
It is not enough for us to listen, raise awareness, or even to educate our clients about white privilege and anti-racism. It is time to take positive action to confront injustice.
As a Black mother, I constantly ask, what will allow my children to be seen as the “Young, Gifted, and Black" jewels they are and not as "threatening and uncooperative"?
"Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced." —James Baldwin
In recent weeks wearing a mask has become a polarized and politicized issue. However, this simple act could save a life.
It takes a healthy dose of self-compassion to recognize we are all strong, resourceful, and meaningful contributors, even when we face physical limitations.
The COVID-19 pandemic is fueling fear that divides our communities. However, we can take active steps to combat COVID-19-associated racism and hate.
Blacks comprise a high number of COVID-19 deaths. However, they also account for the majority of essential workers, the force sustaining all American systems—systems that fail them.
When COVID-19 hit, our clinic, in line with CDC recommendations, transitioned to tele-health. But how do you do a tele-health visit if you don’t have a telephone?
Accepting loss and leaning into the unknown when delivering during COVID-19.
Atlanta Behavioral Health Advocates (ABHA) is an interprofessional and collaborative group of behavioral health professionals in Atlanta, Georgia engaged in social justice advocacy.