Mental Health Good News

Stories About People and Organizations Making a Difference for Mental Health — and Fighting the Stigma Around Mental Health

7 Indigenous Activists You Should Know

Indigenous activists have always been at the frontlines of global issues to preserve the sacredness of Earth and stand for human rights. Here are seven activists to follow from North America, South America, and Australia.
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How To Unplug From Bad News, Stay in Touch With Reality, and Find Good in the Everyday

Adam J. Kurtz: If you need a reprieve from bad news, allow it, but keep one eye open to the reality on the other side of your rainbow perimeter.
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Meet the Mental Health Influencer Finding Happiness, Not Perfection

How Poppy Jamie had a breakdown on set and went on to help people who are struggling with anxiety to focus on happiness over perfection.
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What Actually is OCD — And How Can You Make a Difference?

We’ve often seen OCD portrayed or referenced in entertainment — but unfortunately these limited depictions actually stigmatize those who have OCD. Fortunately, we each have the ability to better understand what OCD is (and isn’t) and learn how to be better allies.
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What Are Puberty Blockers, Who Uses Them, and What Are the Benefits?

Puberty blockers help offset the stress of gender dysphoria, according to the World Professional Association for Transgender Health, a global body of doctors specialized in trans people.
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Lawmakers Are Tackling ‘Period Poverty’ with Tax Cuts and School Supplies

As with many national social movements, young people have been on the frontlines of the menstrual equity push. In 2020, students across the country raised money, lobbied, held school assemblies, and launched social media campaigns to make period products free in their schools
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How Denver Tackled Homelessness While Saving Money

The Denver study proves that highly vulnerable people living on the street will accept housing and, with help, stay housed for the long term. That’s good news at a time when homelessness is rising nationally and service providers say more people appear to be suffering from mental illness.
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Lawmakers In Eight States Are Increasing Mental Health Funding

Lawmakers in at least eight states are using COVID aid to fund behavioral health services.
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The #DisabledJoy Movement Wants To Celebrate Happiness Too

Tired of the narrative that being disabled is a personal failure in mainstream media, a writer took to Twitter to start a hashtag that might change the way folks look at disability forever.
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Science Says You Give Back Your Best When It's Part Of Your Routine

Helping the world is the most productive when it’s part of healthy habit-building. When you treat volunteering like you treat brushing your teeth for a full two minutes or eating your vegetables, you set yourself up for success. 
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