#BlackManBipolar

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A mandate was pushed through this last legislative session, making New York the first state in the country to require schools to teach about mental health in the classroom‼️ Things like this make me proud to be New York bred! βœŠπŸΎβœ…πŸ’šπŸŒ†πŸ’― < < < #MentalHealthMatters #MentalIllness #BlackManBipolar #Awareness #BreakTheStigma #Support #Education #HealthyLivingBipolar #Schools #MentalHealth #EndTheStigma #BipolarDisorder #Health #Wellness #Recovery #therapy #MentalHealthAwareness #Support #Anxiety #Depression #Advocate #Education #Stigma #Suicide #MentalHealthAdvocate #DontSufferInSilence #SilenceTheShame
Although the general perception of mental illness has improved over the past decades, studies show that stigma against mental illness is still powerful, largely due to media stereotypes and lack of education. Stigma and misinformation can feel like overwhelming obstacles for someone who is struggling with a mental health condition. World Mental Health Day is a good reminder that it is important to talk about mental health. It’s more common than you may think. In fact, one in five adults in America – 43.8 million people – experience mental illness. This is 18.5% of our total population. It’s important to know that recovery from most mental health problems is possible. If you or a loved one is suffering from a mental health problem, please talk to someone. πŸ™πŸΎβœ…πŸ’š < < < #WorldMentalHealthDay #MentalHealthMatters #MentalIllness #BlackManBipolar #Awareness #BreakTheStigma #Support #Trauma #HealthyLivingBipolar #MentalHealth #EndTheStigma #BipolarDisorder #Health #Wellness #Recovery #Therapy #MentalHealthAwareness #RUOK #Anxiety #Depression #Advocate #Education #Stigma #Suicide #MentalHealthAdvocate #DontSufferInSilence #SilenceTheShame #YouAreNotAlone #October10th
Bad things happen. Trauma occurs. While as certain as I am that everyone reacts to the world differently, I am also certain that everyone has reasons to react differently. Lets be certain that when we engage in these types of difficult conversations we do not let our own ego become more than the need to support each other. No life experience is perfect but it is the people we surround ourselves with that can make our journey that much better. πŸ™πŸΎβœ…πŸ’š < < < #MentalHealthMatters #MentalIllness #BlackManBipolar #Awareness #BreakTheStigma #Support #Trauma #HealthyLivingBipolar #BlackMen #MentalHealth #EndTheStigma #BipolarDisorder #Health #Wellness #Recovery #therapy #MentalHealthAwareness #SuicidePreventionMonth #Support #Anxiety #Depression #Advocate #Education #Stigma #Suicide #MentalHealthAdvocate #DontSufferInSilence #SilenceTheShame #YouAreNotAlone
Studies show that unrealistic expectations based on gender and race often keep many Black men out of therapy. The stereotype is that men don’t even like to ask for directions, so you can imagine how hard it is to say to another person out loud, β€œI think I need some help.” It is a circular problem we experience. In order for Black men to get help, they must open up enough to let someone know that they need help. But in order to open up and ask for help, they have to crack the cool facade and allow themselves to be in a vulnerable position. In most instances, Black men have not grown up believing that their internal emotional lives have inherent and productive value. This needs to change. Please share. βœ…βœŠπŸΎπŸ’š < <#Repost @iamadolfo < #MentalIllness #MentalHealthMatters #BlackManBipolar #Awareness #BreakTheStigma #Nike #JustDoIt #HealthyLivingBipolar #MentalHealth #EndTheStigma #BipolarDisorder #Health #Wellness #ColinKaepernick #MentalHealthAwareness #SuicidePreventionMonth #Support #Anxiety #Depression #Advocate #Education #Stigma #Suicide #MentalHealthAdvocate #DontSufferInSilence #SilenceTheShame #YouAreNotAlone @tarajiphenson @kingjames @kaepernick7 @cthagod @kidcudi @nike
Regrann from @iamadolfo - Studies show that unrealistic expectations based on gender and race often keep many Black men out of therapy. The stereotype is that men don’t even like to ask for directions, so you can imagine how hard it is to say to another person out loud, β€œI think I need some help.” It is a circular problem we experience. In order for Black men to get help, they must open up enough to let someone know that they need help. But in order to open up and ask for help, they have to crack the cool facade and allow themselves to be in a vulnerable position. In most instances, Black men have not grown up believing that their internal emotional lives have inherent and productive value. This needs to change. βœ…βœŠπŸΎπŸ’š < < < #MentalIllness #MentalHealthMatters #BlackManBipolar #Awareness #BreakTheStigma #Nike #JustDoIt #HealthyLivingBipolar #MentalHealth #EndTheStigma #BipolarDisorder #Health #Wellness #ColinKaepernick #MentalHealthAwareness #SuicidePreventionMonth #Support #Anxiety #Depression #Advocate #Education #Stigma #Suicide #MentalHealthAdvocate #Advocate #DontSufferInSilence #SilenceTheShame #YouAreNotAlone
Studies show that unrealistic expectations based on gender and race often keep many Black men out of therapy. The stereotype is that men don’t even like to ask for directions, so you can imagine how hard it is to say to another person out loud, β€œI think I need some help.” It is a circular problem we experience. In order for Black men to get help, they must open up enough to let someone know that they need help. But in order to open up and ask for help, they have to crack the cool facade and allow themselves to be in a vulnerable position. In most instances, Black men have not grown up believing that their internal emotional lives have inherent and productive value. This needs to change. Please share. βœ…βœŠπŸΎπŸ’š < < < #MentalIllness #MentalHealthMatters #BlackManBipolar #Awareness #BreakTheStigma #Nike #JustDoIt #HealthyLivingBipolar #BlackMen #MentalHealth #EndTheStigma #BipolarDisorder #Health #Wellness #ColinKaepernick #therapy #MentalHealthAwareness #SuicidePreventionMonth #Support #Anxiety #Depression #Advocate #Education #Stigma #Suicide #MentalHealthAdvocate #DontSufferInSilence #SilenceTheShame #YouAreNotAlone @tarajiphenson @kingjames @kaepernick7 @cthagod @kidcudi @nike
IM LITERALLY CRYING 😭😭😭 such a simple task, explain perfectly as it happens inside my head. There are so many things I β€˜simply’ can NOT do... that most people do so often they take for granted how such a little thing can have others struggle to complete. Some days I struggle to take my lunch break, what if I trip over walking out, what if someone talks to me while I’m on lunch, what if someone sits near me, what if my card declines, what if I’ve lost my wallet... SUCH A SIMPLE task.. is SO HARD some days. #Repost @iamadolfo ・・・ Did you know SOCIAL ANXIETY is the third largest mental health problem in the world today? βœ…πŸ’š < < < #MentalHealthMonth #MentalIllness #MentalHealthMatters #BlackManBipolar #Awareness #BreakTheStigma #SocialAnxiety #HealthyLivingBipolar #MentalHealth #EndTheStigma #BipolarDisorder #Health #Wellness #MentalHealthAwareness #SocialAnxietyDisorder #Support #Anxiety #Depression #Advocate #Education #Stigma #Suicide #BPD #OCD #MentalHealthAdvocate #schizophrenia #Advocate #DontSufferInSilence #SilenceTheShame #YouAreNotAlone
β€œAdolfo, Why do you feel the need to talk about your personal stuff, publicly?” To educate... but also because I truly believe that there’s a blessing in transparency and freedom in confession. πŸ™πŸΎβœ…πŸ’š #MentalHealthMonday #MentalIllness #MentalHealthMatters #BlackManBipolar #Awareness #BreakTheStigma #SocialAnxiety #HealthyLivingBipolar #MentalHealth #EndTheStigma #BipolarDisorder #Health #Wellness #MentalHealthAwareness #Life #Support #Anxiety #Depression #Advocate #Education #Stigma #Suicide #BPD #OCD #MentalHealthAdvocate #schizophrenia #Advocate #DontSufferInSilence #SilenceTheShame #YouAreNotAlone
2018 MENTAL HEALTH DAY @ THE CAPITOL: Met today to discuss how to protect mental health care coverage. We need MORE mental health coverage not LESS. Thank you to the legislators for discussing ways to #Act4MentalHealth πŸ‘¨πŸΎβ€πŸ«βœ…πŸ’š < < < #MH4ALL #MentalIllness #MentalHealthMatters #BlackManBipolar #Awareness #BreakTheStigma #HealthyLivingBipolar #MentalHealth #EndTheStigma #BipolarDisorder #Health #Wellness #MentalHealthAwareness #Life #Support #Advocate #Education #Stigma #MentalHealthAdvocate #Advocate #DontSufferInSilence #SilenceTheShame #Healthcare #MentalHealthDay
So why are people suffering in silence? Shame, lack of trust, socioeconomic status, lack of information, misunderstanding of mental health, faith, spirituality, access to healthcare, stigma, community judgement -These are a few reasons that prevent people from speaking out, seeking treatment and receiving quality care. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Services, African-Americans are 20% more likely to experience serious psychological distress, such as major depression, suicide, PTSD, and anxiety than non-Hispanic whites. Yet a study by the American Psychological Association found that young adult blacks, especially those with higher levels of education, are significantly less likely to seek mental health services than their white counterparts. Despite the increased awareness of mental illness and the reduction of stigma against people like me who live with a mental illness, it is still difficult to be open about what it is like to live with a mental illness. Brain disorders have a stigma that other illnesses do not have and yet there is no health without mental health. We would be terrified to know the kind of deep suffering the happiest looking people are able to hide inside themselves. A cultural shift is needed to foster a climate in which friends and loved ones can seek non-judgmental support for a mental health condition. This could make the difference in helping others feel empowered to get the help they may need. Don’t suffer in silenceβ€¦βœ…πŸ’š #MentalHealthMonday #MentalIllness #MentalHealthMatters #BlackManBipolar #Awareness #BreakTheStigma #HealthyLivingBipolar #MentalHealth #EndTheStigma #BipolarDisorder #Health #Wellness #MentalHealthAwareness #Life #Support #Anxiety #Depression #Advocate #Education #Stigma #Suicide #BPD #OCD #MentalHealthAdvocate #schizophrenia #Advocate #DontSufferInSilence #SilenceTheShame #YouAreNotAlone