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The Power of Connection

By Marin Sardy, Author of The Edge of Every Day: Sketches of Schizophrenia With the holidays approaching, I find myself thinking a lot about mental health in the context of families and relationships. In my memoir, The Edge of Every Day: Sketches of Schizophrenia, I wrote about my experiences with the schizoaffective disorder that my mother… View Article Published on - November 26, 2019 6:40 pm Published by -

The Veteran You Don’t Know

By Joe Hunt, Director of the Veterans Mental Health Coalition of NYC and Lisa Furst, LMSW, MPH, Assistant Vice President of Vibrant’s Center for Policy, Advocacy and Education This November 11th we’ll celebrate Veterans Day. Originally called Armistice Day, to commemorate the end of World War I, Congress changed the name to Veterans Day in… View Article Published on - November 8, 2019 3:13 pm Published by -

What We Know About Mental Health

Click here to download this page as a PDF File. 20-25% of Americans have a diagnosable mental and/or substance use disorder in any given year. Only 40% of individuals with mental and/or substance use disorders get treatment. Of those who get treatment, less than 1/3 get minimally adequate care. Suicide is the tenth leading cause… View Article Published on - October 4, 2019 6:44 pm Published by -

Statement on the proposed Health Advanced Research Projects Agency (HARPA)

Federal officials have signaled potential support for the creation of a Health Advanced Research Projects Agency (HARPA), the stated aim of which would be to study the causes of mass violence in order to enhance prevention efforts. Increased Federal support for the study of the factors contributing to gun violence would be an important step… View Article Published on - September 30, 2019 2:08 pm Published by -

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 -

Coping With Distress after International Disasters: Tips & Resources for Individuals, Families & Communities

When a natural or human-caused disaster (such as earthquakes, typhoons, floods, disease outbreaks; terrorist attacks, war & conflict, transportation accidents, etc.) occurs in another country, news of the event can trigger strong feelings of anxiety, fear, confusion or loneliness, including if: You have loved ones in the impacted area You’re from the area or have… View Article Published on - March 28, 2019 6:02 pm Published by -

Engaging Organizations in Trauma Informed Practice: The TIPPS Workshop Series

Increasingly, the behavioral health field is recognizing the impact of trauma in human development and its implications in the occurrence or exacerbation of mental and substance use disorders. This growing awareness was ignited by groundbreaking research emerging in the mid-1990s demonstrating that adults who had experienced traumatic events as children were far more likely than… View Article Published on - March 21, 2019 8:01 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 -

Gift ideas for people in your life who have been impacted by a disaster

While gift-giving can be fun, it can also be challenging to find the ‘right’ gift for some of our loved ones, especially for those who have recently experienced a disaster or other traumatic event. Loved ones who have experienced disaster may still be grappling with their losses, painful memories, or other difficult emotions as they… View Article Published on - December 24, 2018 4:13 pm Published by -