Week 3: Depression #MHM #MHAM

Week 3: Depression American Psychological Association (APA) Make The Connection MedLinePlus National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) VA Mental Health Depression in the LGBT Population (Healthline)Depression affects LGBT people at higher rates than the heterosexual population, and LGBT youths are more likely than heterosexual students to report high levels of drug use and feelings of depression. Understanding Anxiety & Depression for LGBTQ People (Anxiety & … Continue reading Week 3: Depression #MHM #MHAM

Mental Health Issues for LGBTQ+ Veterans #MHM #MHAM

When it comes to LGBTQ+ Veterans, the VA separates lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) Veterans and transgender/intersex Veterans. The differentiation is not discriminatory; it is necessary because the VA recognizes that LGB and transgender/intersex Veterans face different health issues. Mental health for LGBTQ+ Veterans is multilayered due to the progress of military equality starting with the repeal of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” (DADT) policy … Continue reading Mental Health Issues for LGBTQ+ Veterans #MHM #MHAM

It’s Mental Health Month

May is known as Mental Health Month, or Mental Health Awareness Month, and it has been observed in the United States since 1949. Started by Mental Health America (MHA), Mental Health Month exists to raise awareness and educate the public about mental illness, the realities of living with mental illness, and strategies for attaining mental health and wellness. Additionally, the month draws attention to suicide … Continue reading It’s Mental Health Month

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May 2021 Observances

Do you ever wonder how organizations, businesses, and individuals know when a certain observance or awareness month, week, or day is? If so, below is a tailored list of observances for the month of May 2021 specifically for military, Veterans, and LGBTQ+ folx. We may issue graphics for some of the events listed below. Because there are so many events and awareness campaigns, the listing … Continue reading May 2021 Observances

#HowTo Apply for National & CA State Park Passes

Did you know that, based on your service-connection rating, you may qualify for lifetime passes to National & State Parks? Over the past few years, the California Department of Veterans Affairs (CalVet) has passed out information on programs allowing Veterans and Servicemembers free access to national and state parks. Here is a tutorial on how you can apply for one or both passes but, first, … Continue reading #HowTo Apply for National & CA State Park Passes