This is a space dedicated to keeping you up-to-date with DMHS initiatives & updates, as well as a space for DMHS to share culturally relevant news articles & blogs around Black, Indigenous and People of Color mental health & wellness

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DMHS Updates& Mental Health News - Deconstructing the Mental Health System

2 days 23 hours ago

DMHS Updates& Mental Health News - Deconstructing the Mental Health System

4 days 21 hours ago

"He wants to unpack generational trauma and unlearn toxic thought patterns. The Book of Matthew says no man can serve two masters; K. Dot peaced on us, got himself a therapist, and came back to share what he learned, to redraw some boundaries, and to refuse the titles of Voice of a Generation and Best Rapper Alive. His new album, Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers, delivers this news with an air of apology. He knows it’s not the message people want; he feels it’s the one they need. Morale is an album of provocations and denunciations and affirmations and realizations, a clump of ideas that don’t necessarily complement one another, a dramatization of the expurgation and upheaval that come before reconciliation and healing. It is forcing uncomfortable conversations."

#mentalhealthawareness #blackmentalhealth #kendricklamar #mrmorale

DMHS Updates& Mental Health News - Deconstructing the Mental Health System

4 days 21 hours ago

"I do a lot of trauma research, and we focus on things like physical abuse, sexual violence, but we ignore that this type of incident towards people of color is a traumatic incident. In the last 24 hours, I've heard people not wanting to go to the grocery store anymore and fear that this could happen to them next. That's a traumatic reaction."

Alexander said to begin understanding why these shootings happen, politicians need to stop tying racially motivated mass shootings to mental health issues.

“Racism is not a mental health condition. And in fact, a lot of people who do have diagnoses of mental health conditions are less likely to be violent,” Alexander said."

#buffalo #racialtrauma #mentalhealthawareness #blacktrauma #blackhealing

DMHS Updates& Mental Health News - Deconstructing the Mental Health System

4 days 21 hours ago

"Just like slavery, anti-abortion efforts are rooted in white supremacy, the exploitation of Black women, and placing women’s bodies in service to men. Just like slavery, maximizing wealth and consolidating power motivated the anti-abortion enterprise. Then, just as now, anti-abortion efforts have nothing to do with saving women’s lives or protecting the interests of children. Today, a person is 14 times more likely to die by carrying a pregnancy to term than by having an abortion, and medical evidence has shown for decades that an abortion is as safe as a penicillin shot—and yet abortion remains heavily restricted in states across the country."

#reproductiverights #birthingperson #womensrights #blackmaternity #indigenousmaternity

DMHS Updates& Mental Health News - Deconstructing the Mental Health System

1 week 3 days ago

Shout-out to A Sacred Passing for collaborating with us, and getting the word out to their network about DMHS and our free Directory !dmhsus.org/find-a-bipoc-therapist-or-healer/ A Sacred Passing in Seattle offers planning, education, coaching and facilitation to fully support your end-of-life choices. We are a supportive companions. It was founded as an educational resource for those seeking to learn more about death, grief, and dying-- as well as a space to build skills for those who choose to become death professionals, such as a doula, midwife, companion, or accompaniment. . . . .. #dmhs #freedirectory #asacredpassing #deathdoula #grief #doula #mentalhealthdirectory #asacredpassing #providernetwork #free #blackownedbusiness #mentalhealth #dmhsus

DMHS Updates& Mental Health News - Deconstructing the Mental Health System

3 weeks 5 days ago

“I don’t want to be a girlboss. I don’t want to hustle,” declaimed another TikTok user. “I simply want to live my life slowly and lay down in a bed of moss with my lover and enjoy the rest of my existence reading books, creating art, and loving myself and the people in my life.”

Many have taken to declaring how they don’t have dream jobs since they “don’t dream of labor.” This buzzy phrase, popularized on social media in the pandemic, rejects work as a basis for identity, framing it instead as an act to pursue out of financial necessity. To quote the billionaire Kim Kardashian, it does seem like nobody wants to work these days. Nobody wants to work in jobs where they are underpaid, underappreciated, and overworked — especially not young people."

www.vox.com/the-highlight/22977663/gen-z-antiwork-capitalism

#genz #capitalism #worklife

DMHS Updates& Mental Health News - Deconstructing the Mental Health System

3 weeks 5 days ago

"The 988 vision
State officials and local leaders see the 988 federal rollout as an opportunity to leverage funding and energy to revitalize Washington’s system of crisis care. "

www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/mental-health/a-new-crisis-hotline-988-is-coming-this-summer-is-washington-ready

#988 #mentalhealth #mentalhealthhotline #nationalhotline #fundmentalhealth #crisiscare #seattletimes

DMHS Updates& Mental Health News - Deconstructing the Mental Health System

4 weeks 20 hours ago

DMHS Updates& Mental Health News - Deconstructing the Mental Health System

1 month 2 days ago

Thank you so much Adrienne Delaney!!

"Hello counselor/therapist and BIPOC friends! I wanted to share a wonderful resource! A BIPOC-founded anti-racist organization created by the incredible anti-racist therapist and trainier Makinie Fortino, LMFT (whose amazing, inspiring training I recently attended) called DMHS (Deconstructing the Mental Health System), which matches BIPOC therapists and clients (additionally searchable by ethnic, gender, and LGBTQ+ identity)! The website also lists anti-racism trainings!

If you are a BIPOC therapist please list yourself (for FREE!), if you are a BIPOC client please search for therapists here, and if you are a BIPOC or White ally therapist please link to DMHS in your website/bios, share DMHS on your social media, and ask your group practice to get listed if you have BIPOC therapists in your practice!

Tutorial about how to list yourself: youtu.be/3D7iopR24Xw"

DMHS Updates& Mental Health News - Deconstructing the Mental Health System

1 month 4 days ago

DMHS would like to recognize David Murray from Lavelle Prepatory Charter School for finding a fun way to engage and educate students:

" I started an anime club this year and man oh man the kids really enjoyed it.
We made the school news paper and many other great things

I teach them fitness, and education as well as team building exercise, and they can cosplay.
I do rapid fire math questions, and we do riddles, we DO NOT use electronic devices.

I Keep their brains stimulated and make them think.
Rapid fire spelling and
Team relay races are a huge deal!! They even try to beat me sometimes.

30 years old and I still got it!! Maybe 3 races at the 4th one I’m tired.

I also put them in squads of 3. (Naruto)
But not with their friends. This implements communication and making new friends and getting to know each other. "

Thank you for everything you do, David!!

#LavellePrepatoryCharterSchool #animeclub

DMHS Updates& Mental Health News - Deconstructing the Mental Health System

1 month 6 days ago

Therapy Fund Foundation Provider Sign-Up (Washington and California):

therapyfundfoundation.org/providersignup

#watherapyfund #therapyfundfoundation #blackmentalhealth #supportblackbusinesses

DMHS Updates& Mental Health News - Deconstructing the Mental Health System

1 month 1 week ago

"An influential group of U.S. experts has recommended screening all children ages 8 and older for anxiety, saying the latest research supports early intervention for younger kids.

More than 7% of children ages 3 to 17 have diagnosed anxiety, the CDC says."

#mentalhealth #anxiety #children #earlyintervention #NewYorkTimes #nyt #dmhs #dmhsus

DMHS Updates& Mental Health News - Deconstructing the Mental Health System

1 month 1 week ago

"Our weaponry, as exhibited by Judge Jackson, is displayed in our intellect, our indefatigable spirit of perseverance that makes Black women the winners we consistently choose to be. The confirmation of Judge Jackson was the reminder that I needed to suit up again, as her confirmation is a glorious victory for not only Black women but for this nation; yet there is so much work to be done and quite the long row to hoe.

The addition of Judge Jackson to the Supreme Court is not solely historic. It is necessary.'

#TheGrio #JudgeKetanjiBrownJackson #BlackWomen #mentalhealth #dmhs #dmhsus

DMHS Updates& Mental Health News - Deconstructing the Mental Health System

1 month 2 weeks ago

DMHS hit a major milestone this morning. We now have 100 providers listed in our Mental Health & Wellness Directory!!! If you or someone you know is looking for a Provider who identifies as Black, Indigenous, or Person of Color, please check out dmhsus.org and go to our BIPOC Directory page. Providers, thank you thank you thank you! DMHS will continue working towards building the directory and sharing it with communities and organizations so that people can find Therapists and Wellness practitioners who they may feel more comfortable with and can relate to! #dmhsdirectory #dmhsproviders #dmhs #dmhsus #mentalhealth #bipoc #wellness #therapist #counselor #yoga #blacktherapists #latinotherapists #aapi #asiantherapists #indigenoustherapists #freedirectory

DMHS Updates& Mental Health News - Deconstructing the Mental Health System

1 month 3 weeks ago

Shout-out to Dr. Tartaro at Dr. Tartaro Intimacy Coaching for helping to spread the word about DMHS Provider Directory for Black, Indigenous and People of Color who provide mental health & wellness services!!! This was posted at the Port Townsend Co-Op.
If you haven't seen the directory yet, please check it out here: dmhsus.org/find-a-bipoc-therapist-or-healer/

Thank you so much for your support Dr. Tartaro!!

#dmhsdirectory #freedirectory #dmhsus #dmhs

DMHS Updates& Mental Health News - Deconstructing the Mental Health System

1 month 4 weeks ago

Services that Planned Parenthood Offers: "Our expert care providers offer care in the following services. Learn more about what services are offered, what to expect, and pricing. *Abortion *Birth Control *HIV Services *LGBTQ Services includes but is not limited to: Hormone Replacement Therapy *Men's Health Care, which includes but is not limited to: checkups when you have a reproductive/sexual health problem colon cancer screening jock itch - exam and treatment urinary tract infections – testing and treatment vasectomy *Morning-After Pill (Emergency Contraception) *Pregnancy Testing & Services *STD Testing, Treatment & Vaccines *Women's Health Care which includes but is not limited to: checkups when you have a reproductive/sexual health problem breast exams cervical cancer screening fibroids evaluation hormone replacement therapy incontinence education infertility education mammogram referrals menopause and midlife education menopause and midlife testing and treatment Pap test urinary tract infection (UTI) testing and treatment vaginal infection testing and treatment Other services we may provide include help with irregular periods or no periods, painful periods, painful sex, bleeding between periods, menstrual problems (premenstrual syndrome) or even a lost tampon." #MacKenzieScott #donation #plannedparenthood #dmhs #dmhsus #womenshealth #womensrights #hormonereplacementtherapy #birthingpersons #birthingpersonsrights #feminist #womanist #reproductivehealth #lgbtq

DMHS Updates& Mental Health News - Deconstructing the Mental Health System

1 month 4 weeks ago

“I think that many Black women share in that too often we are called to be overqualified and overprepared for any moment that we step into, and [Jackson] embodies that,” said She Will Rise’s Tignor. Considering Jackson’s qualifications, Aimee Allison, founder and president of She the People, an organization supporting liberal women of color in politics, sees the hearings “as being sort of a window of what happens everyday for Black women,” she said. “Black women understand that this is Judge Jackson and her nomination hearings, but this is also every Black woman.” #shethepeople #SCOTUSnominee #SCOTUS #ketanjibrown #hbcu #KetanjiBrownJackson #racism #racialtrauma #twiceasmuch #blackwoman #blackmentalhealth #blackwomen #dmhs #dmhsus

DMHS Updates& Mental Health News - Deconstructing the Mental Health System

2 months 1 day ago

Shout-out to Cascadia Training for donating 5% of all proceeds during Black History Month to DMHS! 🙌🏾 We're working hard to showcase Black, Indigenous and Providers of Color who provide Mental & Wellness services! We also provide free advertising for workshops, trainings, art exhibits and talks for organizations with leaders or speakers of color ! Head over to dmhsus.org for all of this, and more! #dmhs #dmhsus #blackownedbusiness #blackhistory #blackhistorymonth #cascadiatraining #nonprofit #directory #blacktherapist #blackmentalhealth #donation #thankyou #blackorg

DMHS Updates& Mental Health News - Deconstructing the Mental Health System

2 months 2 days ago

"Jocelyn pointed out “the movie showed active coping tools and redirection of thought, open discussion of menstruation, accepting that different emotions can co-exist, a holistic view of psychological happiness and addressing intergenerational trauma.” Themes: Sex Education, Coming of Age, Intergenerational Trauma, Menstruation, Family #turningred #turningredpixar #turningredmovie #SexEducation, #ComingofAge, #mentalhealth #period #IntergenerationalTrauma #intergenerational , #Menstruation, #Family #pixar #Upworthy #dmhs #dmhsus

DMHS Updates& Mental Health News - Deconstructing the Mental Health System

2 months 3 days ago

Exploring the new diagnosis Prolonged Grief Disorder "I completely, utterly disagree that grief is a mental illness,” said Joanne Cacciatore, an associate professor of social work at Arizona State University who has published widely on grief, and who operates the Selah Carefarm, a retreat for bereaved people. “When someone who is a quote-unquote expert tells us we are disordered and we are feeling very vulnerable and feeling overwhelmed, we no longer trust ourselves and our emotions,” Dr. Cacciatore said. “To me, that is an incredibly dangerous move, and short sighted.” #grief #prolongedgriefdisorder #mentalhealth #diagnosis #griefdiagnosis #nyt #newyorktimes #dmhs #dmhsus

DMHS Updates& Mental Health News - Deconstructing the Mental Health System

2 months 4 days ago

""Here we are today, standing on behalf of those individuals — whether my colleagues on the other side recognize it or not — who are discriminated against as children in school, as adults who are trying to get jobs, individuals who are trying to get housing, individuals who simply want access to public accommodations and to be beneficiaries of federally funded programs," Watson Coleman said in remarks on the House floor Friday morning." #CrownAct #House #congress #blackhair #blackmentalhealth #discrimination #racialtrauma #dmhs #dmhsus

DMHS Updates& Mental Health News - Deconstructing the Mental Health System

2 months 5 days ago

“This work demonstrates that we now have a practical platform for producing a complex HIV vaccine,” said co-senior author Barton Haynes, M.D., director of the Duke Human Vaccine Institute. “The mRNA technology has been highly successful for COVID-19, and we previously found that it was also effective for a Zika vaccine. But HIV is so much more complicated. This is a major step forward.” #covid19 #hiv #zika #duke #dukeuniversity #mrna #science #dukehumanvaccineinstitute #dmhs #dmhsus

DMHS Updates& Mental Health News - Deconstructing the Mental Health System

2 months 6 days ago

"Colin Lawlor, CEO of SleepScore Labs headquartered in Carlsbad, says there is a 24% increase in heart attacks on Monday, immediately after Daylight Saving Time. He said the research is clear: springing the clock ahead an hour increases the risk of stroke and car crashes the first week of the time change." ............ If you're still having trouble feeling tired in the evening, or getting going in the morning you are not alone. If possible, go with what your body feels most comfortable with at least for 1 week, so your heart and brain can adjust to the time change #daylightsavingstime #springforward #sleep #fox5 #california #hearthealth #insomnia #dmhs #dmhsus

DMHS Updates& Mental Health News - Deconstructing the Mental Health System

2 months 6 days ago

A must-watch dramedy. Addressing issues in the Black community around stigmas related to: gender, race, LGBTQIA, sexual assault, Black people going to therapy and more. "Make way for #BustDown, the newest series on the Peacock streaming platform. This show comes at the perfect time, abandoning respectability politics and good-mannered humor. It’s just straight-up, raw Black fun! Starring #SamJay, #ChrisRedd, #JakKnight, and #LangstonKerman, the show follows the wily and seam-busting #shenanigans of four friends and coworkers as they navigate their jobs and real-life sh*t. “We putting on for all the weird, wild Black folks,” said #SNL’s Redd about the show. The Bust Down is available to stream on Peacock this Thursday, March 10." #bustdown #peacock #blackmentalhealth #awareness #dmhs #dmhsus

DMHS Updates& Mental Health News - Deconstructing the Mental Health System

2 months 1 week ago

#covid #bipoc #blackmentalhealth #pandemic #hispanicmentalhealth #bostonglobe #dmhs #dmhsus

"The analysis found that across every adult age group, Hispanic and Black people in Massachusetts died at higher rates than white people. Differences were especially pronounced among those in the prime of their lives. Among Hispanic people age 20-49, the death rate was nearly three times higher than for non-Hispanic white people. Among non-Hispanic Black people, the rate was 2.5 times"

DMHS Updates& Mental Health News - Deconstructing the Mental Health System

2 months 1 week ago

#youth #families #outpatient #workplace #socialjustice #accountability #dmhs #dmhsus #seattletimes

DMHS Updates& Mental Health News - Deconstructing the Mental Health System

2 months 1 week ago

#mentalhealthresources #bipoc #blackmentalhealth #dmhs #dmhsus #seattletimes

DMHS Updates& Mental Health News - Deconstructing the Mental Health System

2 months 1 week ago

#911alternative #911 #988 #crisishotline #mentalhealthhotline #dmhs #dmhsus #nyt #NewYorkTimes

DMHS Updates& Mental Health News - Deconstructing the Mental Health System

2 months 1 week ago

#lawenforcement #welfarecheck #mentalhealth #dmhs #dmhsus #southseattleemerald

DMHS Updates& Mental Health News - Deconstructing the Mental Health System

2 months 1 week ago

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