Archive for the ‘Mental Health Stigma’ Category

2 Sep

Opening Our Eyes to Opportunities for Change

[caption id="attachment_58913" align="alignleft" width="300"] Colorful Legacy by Willis "Nomo" Humphrey & Keir Johnston. Photo by Steve Weinik for Mural Arts Philadelphia[/caption] Sitting in my office at 40th and Chestnut Streets, I often look east and admire the beautiful mural of a young Black man, titled… Read More

12 Aug

Our Athletes Are Coming Home

On July 23, 2021, some of us watched the opening ceremony of the 2020 Summer Olympic Games. The global pandemic pushed the start date back an entire year and forced an experience that was vastly different from all other prior games. Athletes spent years in… Read More

10 Jun

An Open Letter to Naomi Osaka

Dear Naomi, It’s with a heavy heart that I write you this letter because I feel the weight of the emotional pain you must be experiencing. Not only are you carrying the weight of the depression you sometimes feel, but there are also certain people/organizations… Read More

15 Apr

The Importance of Homeostasis & Self-Love

Mental health conditions do not discriminate based on race, gender, ethnicity, hue, or identity. All humans can be subjected to experiencing mental health challenges. The objective is to determine how to manage these conditions to avoid losing control of your life and mental state. African… Read More

8 Aug

The Truth About Mental Health and Mass Shootings

Council for Relationships Staff Therapist Briana Bogue, LMFT is a therapist, teacher, and advocate. She also serves as Associate Director of Healthy Relationships and Wellness:  psycho-educational skill-building workshops at Council for Relationships. Like everyone else, I am struggling to digest the news of two mass… Read More

26 Jun

How to Cope with Mental Illness as a Family

Kathy Meline, M.Ed., MFT works collaboratively with individuals, couples, and families in Voorhees, New Jersey. Read on to learn more about her personal experience with mental illness in the family.    Earlier this month, my family participated in the second annual Move for Mental Health… Read More

1 May

It’s time to talk about mental health

May is Mental Health Awareness Month Many people hesitate to talk about their mental health struggles openly. Because of the stigma attached to mental health, they may fear judgment or discrimination if they speak up. When people have to suffer in private, the isolation causes… Read More

14 Feb

Psychology and Spirituality Can Go Hand-in-Hand When Addressing Mental Health

Ryan McMillian is a Staff Therapist and alum of our Post Graduate Certificate Program for members of the clergy. Here, Ryan responds to the philly.com article "Her religion made her mental illness worse. Then it saved her." [caption id="attachment_9531" align="alignnone" width="766"] iStock[/caption] The stigma surrounding… Read More