Author Archives for Comms Team

Mental Health in Ethnic Minorities and Immigrants

By Anitha Iyer, PhD, Chief Clinical Officer and Vice President, Crisis and Behavioral Health Technologies at Vibrant Emotional Health The decision to seek mental health care requires one to overcome various internal barriers. For ethnic minorities and/or immigrants, additional systemic barriers may further complicate care-seeking and connection. Systemic barriers that impact minority and immigrant communities… View Article Published on - July 16, 2019 7:27 pm Published by -

What I Learned Interning at Vibrant

By Paige Danehy, Intern, Summer 2019 Vicarious trauma. Something that I was not aware of before I started my internship at Vibrant Emotional Health, yet something I am so glad I was able to become familiar with. On my first day interning, I participated in a vicarious trauma training and learned its true meaning and… View Article Published on - July 9, 2019 7:48 pm Published by -

Everyone Can Learn To Take Action With #BeThe1To

By empowering individuals with the tools to help people in crisis in their communities, we can support those who are struggling, demonstrate that suicide is not inevitable, and build a stronger mental health safety net for all.     Published on - April 19, 2019 7:14 pm Published by -

Facebook Live Discussion in Honor of the Upcoming One Year Anniversary of the Parkland, FL, Shootings

The Disaster Distress Helpline Facebook page held a Facebook Live discussion in honor of the upcoming one year anniversary of the Parkland, FL, shootings. Christian Burgess, Director of the Disaster Distress Helpline, and Lidija Hurni, Coordinator of Best Practices in Disaster Mental Health, shared common distress warning signs, coping tips, and more. Watch the full… View Article Published on - February 6, 2019 7:40 pm Published by -

Emotional Wellness This Holiday Season

In this informative Q&A that addresses common misconceptions related to mental health concerns during the holidays, Lisa Furst, LMSW, MPH, Assistant Vice President of the Center for Policy, Advocacy and Education at Vibrant Emotional Health, makes recommendations and provides supportive resources that will help you and your loved ones remain emotionally healthy this season. Q: Is it… View Article Published on - November 21, 2018 8:17 pm Published by - Leave your thoughts

Advancing Technologies in Behavioral Health Care: A Policy Briefing and Advocacy Agenda

The Center for Policy, Advocacy, and Education Download the white paper here. Introduction Behavioral health disorders are a major source of disability and distress. An estimated 26 percent of Americans ages 18 and older —- about one in four adults —- suffer from a diagnosable disorder in any given year, and 46 percent will have… View Article Published on - August 30, 2018 2:20 pm Published by -

Minds Ahead Second Annual Evening of Art

ABOUT THE EVENTS An inspired evening celebrating local art in support of the Adolescent Skills Centers (ASC), through the José Hart Scholarship Fund. Mingle with the artists themselves, and indulge in cocktails, craft beer, and hors d’oeuvres. Take a few photos in our photo booth and have @itsbysam customize a tote for you to bring… View Article Published on - April 17, 2018 3:37 pm Published by -

Running Towards the Emotional Recovery “Finish Line”

by Christian Burgess, Director, Disaster Distress Helpline (Originally published April 2016, updated April 2018)   I’m the Director of the national Disaster Distress Helpline, a 24/7 crisis hotline dedicated to providing emotional support for survivors, loved ones of victims, first responders, and anyone in the U.S. and territories struggling with distress or other mental health… View Article Published on - April 10, 2018 9:30 am Published by -

Military Resilience Project: Audition for the Park summer musical “Twelfth Night”

Military Resilience Project to announced it’s third year of partnership with The Public!  And with that, their upcoming audition day for the Public Works’ Shakespeare in the Park summer musical “Twelfth Night”. Public Works brings various NYC groups together to perform as a community in collaboration each Summer at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park. … View Article Published on - April 3, 2018 1:43 pm Published by -

How Physicians Can Help Prevent Elder Suicide

Mr. A, aged 86, shot himself to death shortly after his wife died and he was diagnosed with cancer. He had seen a doctor a few days before, but the physician did not recognize the depth of his grief, loneliness, and hopelessness. Mr. A didn’t mention he was considering suicide, and his physician did not… View Article Published on - March 27, 2018 8:55 pm Published by -