Minority Mental Health Month

Chicanx/Latinx Salud Mental

When mental health is not a conversation within your community – you start a conversation. This is especially important amongst diverse, multicultural communities where mental health is often ignored or stigmatized. As the former executive director on the Active Minds UCLA board and former campus ambassador for the Active Minds for Every Mind California Cohort Project,…

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Mental Health is Intersectional

Hello, My name is Armando Zaragoza and I currently serve as the chapter president for CSU San Marcos’ Active Minds Chapter, and over the past year my fellow Active Minds ambassador and Vice President, Becky Calica, and I had the pleasure of facilitating an event that focused on mental health challenges within marginalized communities, specifically…

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Depression’s Inexplicability

Depression is blind. It doesn’t see your color. It doesn’t see your privilege. It doesn’t see how well your life is going. It doesn’t see anything. It just hits you.   Getting diagnosed with depression was a very interesting journey for me. I have been involved with Active Minds for a while, not because of…

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“Salud Mental,” two words I never knew existed…

I remember when I saw a mental health pamphlet in Spanish at an Active Minds Conference in California. It was so exciting, fascinating and surprising to me. Yes I wrote that right… a pamphlet! That was the first time I ever saw anything advocating for mental health in Spanish. I am a first generation Mexican-American…

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