Asian American Mental Health and the "Model Minority" Myth

Asian American Mental Health and the “Model Minority” Myth

Public discussions around topics of race, racism and discrimination have brought to light a decades-old narrative that continues to affect Asian Americans — the model minority myth. This racist stereotype implies that Asian minorities in the United States are more adjusted, more hardworking, more academically gifted and better integrated than other minorities into American society.…

Substance Use Awareness for Men's Health Month

Substance Use Awareness for Men’s Health Month

June is Men’s Health Month, highlighting the different precautions men can take to prioritize their health and prevent future issues. Throughout the month, there are different ways men can look after their health through screenings, outreach activities and health fairs. The Importance of Men’s Health Month While Men’s Health Month brings awareness to men’s physical…

substance use in the african american community

Substance Use in the African American Community

As with all people groups, African Americans can experience substance use disorders and can receive treatment to help overcome addiction. However, there are some cultural factors we should understand that lead to differences in substance use disorder between racial groups. Finally, we should celebrate the dedicated professionals who are making great strides in furthering research and…

violence, substance abuse, and mental illness

Violence, Substance Abuse and Mental Illness

Of the many unfortunate outcomes of substance abuse and addiction, violence is one that has significant ripple effects on families and communities. Whether it’s violence turned inward or channeled into interpersonal conflict and crime, the link is clear. Understanding the complicated relationship between alcohol and violence against oneself or others is crucial in creating effective…