What Serving My Community Taught Me About Minority Mental Healthcare

As I sat in my eighth grade English class, I looked around and tried to count how many kids surrounding me did not have blond hair and blue eyes. I could count them in one hand, and maybe only one or two actually looked like me, out of the 20+ kids in that classroom. I…

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Why You Should Care About LGBTQ+ Mental Health

I will never forget that day for as long as I live. I had just finished working with one of my patients, and headed down to the hospital cafe to grab a snack and relax for a few minutes, before my next patient. The work of a medical interpreter can be intense at times, but…

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How Quarantine Helped My Mental Health

January started out promising. At the start of each year, my hope is renewed, although my energy levels are low. Making it through the holiday season at the end of each year is always a challenge for me. I struggle with seasonal affective disorder and every year the cold temperatures and shorter days make it…

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How Past Trauma Affects My Pursuit Of Music

As little kids, we are full of creativity and imagination. We believe we can do anything, and be anything we want. We allow our minds to fly high and create a world where anything is possible. Eventually we grow up and most of us learn to dim the light of our creativity and imagination, in…

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