Mental Health Good News

Stories about people and organizations making a difference for mental health — and fighting the stigma around mental health

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Therapist Rae McDaniel: On 'Gender Magic,' LGBTQ+ Rights & Hope

We spoke with licensed therapist, sex educator, & author Rae McDaniel about their work, the nuances and playfulness of gender, and the resilient, energetic nature of hope.
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Green Noise 101: How Nature's Sounds Soothe Your Mind

Green noise is a particular subset of white noise, and sounds similar to the sound of running water, or wind, which can be quite soothing, and does occur naturally outdoors. 
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Resilience Quote Graphic: I do have reasons for hope: our clever brains, the resilience of nature, the indomitable human spirit, and above all, the commitment of young people when they’re empowered to take action. — Jane Goodall

71 Best Resilience Quotes for Bouncing Back

Whether you’re currently experiencing hardship or simply want to bolster your mental fortitude, these quotes will provide insights and inspiration to nurture your resilience. 
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Ultimate Calendar of Healthcare Recognition Dates (2023)

Your simple guide to the dozens of national and international healthcare recognition days, weeks, and months.
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June: Awareness Months & Holidays for Causes (2023)

The ultimate calendar of June’s awareness days, national months, and more...
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LGBTQ+ Youth Find Support of Stand-In Parents After Viral TikTok

Inspired by a viral TikTok, stand-in parents are rallying for the LGBTQ community, offering their unconditional love and support.
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How To Support the LGBTQ+ Community All Year Long

Outside of Pride Month, our LGBTQ+ neighbors and loved ones need our support every day of the year. Here is a starter guide to uplift, defend, and protect LGBTQ+ folks.
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Standing In Solidarity: 9 Ways To Be a Trans Ally

Transgender folks need our support now more than ever. Here is a guide to help you be the best ally you can be.
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The Top 5 Things Teachers Say Would Alleviate Burnout

Teacher burnout has existed for years, but the COVID-19 pandemic intensified it for many. Here's a list of actions that educators said would alleviate teacher burnout based on that National Education Association survey.
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Positive Affirmations: How Talking To Yourself Can Let the Light In

Whether a call to action or a reminder of the values that we hold dear, affirmations can act as a counterbalance to what psychologists refer to as ruminations (repetitive patterns of negative thinking).
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