We know that stress can affect your health, particularly, your mental health. But, did you know that the stress you feel as someone who identifies from a diverse sexual orientation, gender identity or sex development can produce the same kind of stress? It can!Read More
Culture & Society
Many people don’t have a good understanding of what psychologists do. While some may understand that psychologists are often trained in psychotherapy, they may not appreciate other skills that psychologists possess such as assessment services, research skills, and multicultural competence.
Even fewer appreciate the broad impact psychologists have on culture and society around the world. For example, did you know that there are currently over 90 international psychological organizations listed by the American Psychological Association? These varied organizations provide mental health and other services in areas such as:
- Human rights
- Gender and social issues
Psychologists actively seek to integrate psychological science and multicultural awareness through activism, divisions, and organizations. This work is valuable because it helps to counteract mental health stigma that is present in many parts of the world. If you’re curious to learn more about how psychology intersects with culture and society, explore the links below!
Compassion is a desirable quality, one we try to cultivate in our children, toward our friends and family and within our local communities. When a friend is feeling down or discouraged, we don’t hesitate to comfort them and offer words of understanding. Yet when it comes to our own experience, many find it difficult to turn this compassion inward.Read More
Although studies on barriers to mental health care initiation and help seeking for Latino youth and their families’ are limited, a common theme of the studies reviewed center on the importance of addressing Latino cultural values in the services provided.Read More
Every individual is the product of multiple overlapping identities. It follows that the enterprise of implementing the cultural competence agenda throughout the field of mental healthcare is a complicated and delicate task.Read More
For situations where restricting a child’s screen time is a little more difficult, such as on long car trips or in airports, NPR has an article that highlights seven examples of apps that can help kids learn.Read More
This article from The Science of Us has interesting insight into how well we, as individuals in society, know what other people think of us and why it’s important.Read More