A show focused on the mental health and wellness of our caregiver community. Providence is working to fill the gaps in education, resources, treatments available to caregivers when it comes to their mental health and to provide a helping hand when roles are reversed, and our caregivers are the ones in need of care.
The My Mental Health Matters program + podcast are highlighting the need for professionals in the medical field to have the tools to overcome mental health challenges, recognize that need in their co-workers and to create a working environment of support and mental wellness.
Common Misconceptions on Mental Health in Latinx Communities
Health care has always been a high-stress environment, and the pandemic made it even more so. That stress isn’t limited to frontline caregivers – it’s universal to all aspects of health care. It’s easy to dismiss our own needs when we are faced daily with the needs of others. Behavioral health expert, Diana Alcantar, talks about the need to prioritize our own mental health, including a special focus on cultural aspects specific to Latinx communities.
Parenting Teens + Mental Health
Parenting through the teenage years can come with surprising challenges. Many of the issues today’s teens face didn’t exist when their parents were the same age. Work2BeWell works with students to reduce mental health stigma and promote teen wellness, and director Jawanza Hadley is dedicated to helping kids feel heard and seen during this difficult time. In this podcast, he shares information parents need to effectively navigate the teen years.
Mental Health Parity in the Latinx Communities
In some Latinx communities, the stigma around mental health can keep people isolated and prolong suffering. In addition, unique institutional and systemic barriers can impede access services, resulting in reduced help-seeking behaviors. Providence behavioral health professionals discuss these common issues and how everyone can access the care and resources they need.
Mental Health + Stigma in the AAPI Communities
Nearly three million individuals identifying as part of the Asian-American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community may be in need of mental health services, yet cultural beliefs may prevent them from accessing essential resources for care. In this episode, Providence behavioral health professionals discuss common issues and beliefs that may limit access to care, and offer suggestions to address cultural stigma.