Black Lives Matter. This is not a political issue, it is a human issue. It’s a mental health issue. We stand in solidarity with the Black community and are grateful for all those who are courageous and unapologetic in the fight for justice, power and healing.
The following statement can be attributed to Paul Gionfriddo, president and CEO, Mental Health America
"When We Normalize Racism And Bigotry, We Do Violence To Our Mental Health"
MHA Vice-President of External Affairs Jenna Velez recently published an article about the concept of Post-Traumatic Growth in Behavioral Health News. Find a sneak peek below.
Priming for Post-Traumatic Growth
Many of us are experiencing unprecedented hardships as a result of this pandemic. Our short-term focus may be on getting through the day and the losses we are experiencing, but we would like to also turn our attention to the long-term possibility of growth as a result of adversity.
During our second virtual Community Conversation event, we explored the concept of Post Traumatic Growth and the steps we can take to set ourselves up for future growth.
In recognition of Mental Health Month, many took part in a special virtual donation yoga class hosted by Barbara Dunn.
The 60-minute Vinyasa Flow class had an emphasis on the close connection between breath, movement and meditation. Barbara is a RYT-200 yoga instructor and is working on the RYT-500 certification at Kripalu.
Proceeds from this donation class went towards MHA.
Your yoga practice helped to provide a pathway to recovery and resilience.