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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The key to ending injustice? Being good at relationships, according to this Harvard-educated psychologist

If we hope to end all injustices — and that should be our goal, lofty as it may seem — we need a foundational shift in how we approach achieving justice. 
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From left to right: Sofia, Karli, and Elmo from "Sesame Street."

Elmo wants to 'check in' again, this time as part of a new 'Sesame Street' mental health initiative

In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month, Sesame Street is creating mental health resources for children, all led by Elmo and The Count.
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Mental Health Awareness Month Depicted As An Illustration of a Person's Mind

29 Ways To Celebrate Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month! We’ve gathered a list of ideas to help you celebrate, honor, and de-stigmatize the stories of mental health in your life and community.
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Why hope is not the same as optimism — what one psychologist says we can learn from MLK

In conversation, “hope” and “optimism” can often be used as synonyms. But there’s an important gap between them, as psychology research suggests.
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Left: "Turtles All The Way Down" written on an orange background. Right: Isabela Merced and Cree in a still from the Max film "Turtles All The Way Down."

What fans with OCD, anxiety are saying about John Green's latest movie, 'Turtles All the Way Down'

John Green's latest movie adaptation tells the story of a teen girl living with OCD. With a May 2 release, fans are starting to see early screenings of the film.
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A community-centered health and art show will transform 18 cities this summer — all on the same day

The nationwide initiative Arts For EveryBody invites artists from 18 different cities to collaborate in large-scale community projects on the same day: July 27.
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Living fully by facing death: The wisdom of Alua Arthur, America's leading death doula

Having worked with Chris Hemsworth — and thousands of everyday clients who are in hospice care, or just want to think more intentionally about their deaths — Arthur is “a friend at the end of the world.”
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9 comics that perfectly illustrate what it's like to live with anxiety

Haley Weaver playfully sheds light on the complexities of mental health, offering understanding and comfort, to all of us experiencing anxiety.
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Mercury Stardust & friends raise millions for gender-affirming care on TikTok, despite transphobic trolls

Mercury Stardust's annual TikTok livestream was interrupted by trolls this weekend — but the trans creator is dedicated to supporting gender-affirming care.
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LEGO stores just completely changed the way they support autistic shoppers

LEGO will enhance accessibility in stores worldwide with new shopping features, in hopes of creating a more inclusive environment for all LEGO lovers.
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LGBTQ+ folks can now text a new mental health hotline

The new service is a partnership between Crisis Text Line and FOLX Health, hoping to reach more LGBTQ+ youth in crisis.
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Left: A screenshot of Dylan Mulvaney saying "it's day 730 of girlhood!" Center: a screenshot of Dylan Mulvaney's single 'Days of Girlhood' in a music player; Right: A screenshot of Dylan Mulvaney saying "and isn't that beautiful?"

Dylan Mulvaney drops new single, donates profits to The Trevor Project for 'Days of Girlhood' TikTok anniversary

Dylan Mulvaney is celebrating her gender transition anniversary with a new song and fundraiser for The Trevor Project.
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