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Supporting Mental Health at Work

Approximately 60% of the world’s population is employed and actively at work. Having a solid job supports mental health by offering a way to make a living, a sense of purpose, a chance to build meaningful relationships, and a structured routine. However, the American Psychological Association discovered that work negatively …

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Mental Health Awareness Month and the AAPI Community

Recently, mental health conditions have increased across America, specifically within the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) young adult community. Since the COVID-19 pandemic, discrimination and hate crimes have risen and been reported against AAPI individuals, exacerbating mental health conditions further. Additionally, research has found that the AAPI student community …

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Developing Healthy Coping Mechanisms

A coping mechanism is a strategy an individual uses when facing difficult emotions. There are several styles of coping mechanisms: Instrumental or emotion-focused – instrumental strategies focus on problem-solving while emotion-focused strategies allow individuals to handle feelings that result from an issue. Active or avoidant – active mechanisms involve an …

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Prioritizing Mental Health

Financial strains have caused many individuals to feel burdened and negatively impacted. Around 87% of Americans polled by the American Psychiatric Association affirmed they felt anxious due to inflation. Below are a few tips to mitigate the effects of anxiety: Consult a financial planner. If finances are a main source …

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Minimizing Holiday Stress

With the heightened focus on family, finances, and work, the holidays can be a stressful time. To prevent stress from becoming overwhelming, prioritize mental health and well-being. Such practices can include: Establishing boundaries. The holidays can spread your time, patience, and money thin. By creating boundaries and working to maintain …