Author Archives for Comms Team

Vibrant’s Statement on Racism Against the AAPI Community

The murders of eight people in Georgia, six of them Asian American women, are shocking and horrifying. And while investigators have been quick to dismiss the notion that this violence was racially-motivated, we know better. These murders are emblematic of the racism and violence faced historically by Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities in… View Article Published on - March 19, 2021 4:00 pm Published by -

Supporting Asian American and Pacific Islander Mental Health

This page is regularly updated with new resources and information. Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have the lowest help-seeking rate for mental health services of any racial/ethnic group. This may be due to the many systemic barriers to accessing mental health care and quality treatment, such as the disparity between the high demand and poor… View Article Published on - March 19, 2021 2:55 pm Published by -

Supporting Black Mental Health

This page is regularly updated with new resources and information. According to the Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health, Black adults in the U.S. are more likely than white adults to report persistent symptoms of emotional distress, such as sadness, hopelessness and feeling like everything is an effort. Black adults living below the… View Article Published on - February 19, 2021 5:26 pm Published by -

Meet a TFI Fellow: Jose

My name is Jose and I am a college Fellow from Los Angeles’ The Fellowship Initiative (TFI). As a first generation Mexican-American student, I am aware of the stigma associated with mental illness in the Latino community, especially among males. Throughout my life, I have faced multiple challenges. I am the youngest son of a… View Article Published on - February 3, 2021 5:15 pm Published by -

Coping with Election Stress

When feelings of anxiety occur due to major national, regional, or community events like elections, it can exacerbate other anxieties people may be having that are not necessarily related to that event. Past memories of anxiety may also be triggered by such events, adding to current stress. Here are a few tips to help manage… View Article Published on - October 23, 2020 5:57 pm Published by -

President Signs National Suicide Hotline Designation Act Into Law

Vibrant is gratified that President Trump has signed into law the National Suicide Hotline Designation Act. This law will help to ensure mental health crisis and suicide prevention services are accessible to everyone. Vibrant Emotional Health administers the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, and confirms that a national three-digit phone number will improve access to vital… View Article Published on - October 19, 2020 8:48 pm Published by -

Disaster Distress Helpline – Five Tips for Disaster Preparedness

  Closed Captions: Hello my name is Christian Burgess and I’m Director of the national Disaster Distress Helpline which is a program of the U.S Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Administered by the parent company the not-for-profit Vibrant Emotional Health and you might be wondering why I’m wearing a mask. Well, it’s not… View Article Published on - September 29, 2020 4:18 pm Published by -

Statement Regarding the National Suicide Hotline Designation Act Receiving Congressional Approval

We thank Congress for its leadership in passing the National Suicide Hotline Designation Act at this crucial time. It is vital, now more than ever, to ensure mental health crisis services are easily accessible. Vibrant Emotional Health administers the National Suicide Prevention Hotline, and knows from experience that a national three-digit phone number will expand… View Article Published on - September 21, 2020 7:17 pm Published by -

Congress Approves National Suicide Prevention Designation Act

The U.S. Congress today, September 21st, 2020, approved the adoption of 988, the new three-digit number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. This is an important development for mental health and crisis services nationwide. Vibrant Emotional Health released the following statement regarding this important development: Our Statement Regarding the National Suicide Hotline Designation Act Receiving… View Article Published on - September 21, 2020 7:10 pm Published by -