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Mental health in Mandarin Chinese: a starter kit for dialogue

Mental health is quite personal, multifaceted, complex, and this holds true to each individual. In some Chinese households mental health is not a casual conversation topic, which may make it more difficult for certain individuals who struggle with mental health to ask for help. Bilingual children who speak Chinese at home and English in school may also run into hindrance when searching for the right words to express themselves, which

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5 “D’s” of Being an Upstander – What to do when you see someone being harassed

The flyers, offered in six Asian languages as well as English, guide how individuals can safely intervene if they witness someone being targeted due to COVID-19 hatred. These leaflets also teach how to de-escalate threatening moments and use verbal and/or physical methods to safely escape a hostile situation. Learn More at or download the resource here.

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A Trauma-Informed Approach to Enhancing Mental Health Support for Immigrants & Refugees

Building Connections Many immigrants and refugees struggle may struggle with finding quality mental health. There may also be a lack of culturally competent mental health care providers who understand the unique care immigrants and refugees need. Some barriers to mental health care may also include stigma, financial barriers, acculturation stress, a preference for non-clinical treatments, and a lack of trust in mental health care services. By creating a more diverse

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Meditation and It’s Many Benefits

Meditation is an ancient technique that has been practiced by spiritual communities across the world for centuries. There are many different forms of meditation, and approaches to practice may differ by country. Although meditation has been associated with religions such as Hinduism, Jainism and Buddhism, such mindfulness techniques have been observed by non religious communities as well. A new meditation practice called TM or transcendental meditation focuses on a mantra

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