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But wait…there’s more! Meet the rest of our postgraduate fellows who are committed to making a positive impact in our community.  We asked each of them what inspires them in their work, and we're proud to share more of their responses – swipe left!
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#postgraduatefellows #accessinstsf #accessinstitute #psychotherapy #psychotherapist #mentalwellness #mentalhealth #community #communityhealth #communitywellness #communitymentalhealth #sanfrancisco #sf #hayesvalley #communityservices #affordabletherapy #grassroots #nonprofit #affordablecare
But wait…there’s more! Meet the rest of our postgraduate fellows who are committed to making a positive impact in our community.  We asked each of them what inspires them in their work, and we're proud to share more of their responses – swipe left! .
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#postgraduatefellows  #accessinstsf  #accessinstitute  #psychotherapy  #psychotherapist  #mentalwellness  #mentalhealth  #community  #communityhealth  #communitywellness  #communitymentalhealth  #sanfrancisco  #sf  #hayesvalley  #communityservices  #affordabletherapy  #grassroots  #nonprofit  #affordablecare 
We’re excited to introduce our 2018-2019 class of postgraduate fellows! Whether serving clients at our Hayes Valley Clinic, working with children at six public elementary schools, or caring for elders at Bayview Adult Day Health Center and Openhouse, our fellows are committed to making a positive impact in our community.  We asked each fellow what inspires them in their work, and we're proud to share their responses – swipe left!
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#postgraduatefellows #accessinstsf #accessinstitute #psychotherapy #psychotherapist #mentalwellness #mentalhealth #community #communityhealth #communitywellness #communitymentalhealth #sanfrancisco #sf #hayesvalley #communityservices #affordabletherapy #grassroots #nonprofit #affordablecare
We’re excited to introduce our 2018-2019 class of postgraduate fellows! Whether serving clients at our Hayes Valley Clinic, working with children at six public elementary schools, or caring for elders at Bayview Adult Day Health Center and Openhouse, our fellows are committed to making a positive impact in our community.  We asked each fellow what inspires them in their work, and we're proud to share their responses – swipe left! . . . #postgraduatefellows  #accessinstsf  #accessinstitute  #psychotherapy  #psychotherapist  #mentalwellness  #mentalhealth  #community  #communityhealth  #communitywellness  #communitymentalhealth  #sanfrancisco  #sf  #hayesvalley  #communityservices  #affordabletherapy  #grassroots  #nonprofit  #affordablecare 
Color coordinating like my life isn’t an episode of Most Neurotic Natural Disasters. Taking much pride in how much my trendy, young clients like my shoes. *
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#therapy#therawear#therapist#radical#queer#socialworker#femme#profesh#pink#wedges#salmon#hierarchyofneeds #bangs#glasses#communitymentalhealth#therapythursday
Take a look at this awesome event! 
#autism #communitymentalhealth #parents #ABAPathways
Self Care Kits made by our lovely Resource Counsellors for any and all users of the TrueNorth Medical Centres services. Stop by the Resource Counselling office at our Dalhousie location for any questions you might have about navigating community resources, or just to chat!! Office hours are Monday to Thursday from 8am to 4pm. . 
#harmreduction #harmreductionsaveslives #harmreductiontips #harmreductionworks #harmreductionservices #selfcare #self #selflove #community #communitymentalhealth #truenorth #truenorthmedical #recovery #treatment #opioid #opioidcrisis #opioidawareness #substanceuse #substanceusesupport #opioidsupport  #clinic #theworks #toronto #gta #to #saferinjecting #saferinjection
Self Care Kits made by our lovely Resource Counsellors for any and all users of the TrueNorth Medical Centres services. Stop by the Resource Counselling office at our Dalhousie location for any questions you might have about navigating community resources, or just to chat!! Office hours are Monday to Thursday from 8am to 4pm. . #harmreduction  #harmreductionsaveslives  #harmreductiontips  #harmreductionworks  #harmreductionservices  #selfcare  #self  #selflove  #community  #communitymentalhealth  #truenorth  #truenorthmedical  #recovery  #treatment  #opioid  #opioidcrisis  #opioidawareness  #substanceuse  #substanceusesupport  #opioidsupport  #clinic  #theworks  #toronto  #gta  #to  #saferinjecting  #saferinjection 
Lunch break selfie in case you all forgot what I look like! Today has been a much-needed improvement in terms of morale and client care. It’s a beautiful, almost-Fall 🍂 day! I hope everyone is well and able to enjoy! #therapy #therapist #mentalhealth #socialwork #counseling #psychiatry #psychology #healthcare #health #medicine #communitymentalhealth #work #fall #selfie #nofilter
This Saturday, September 15, from 1:00-3:00PM, Licensed Psychologist Sharron Walker will be here to present on the topic of anxiety, strategies for coping and identifying symptoms, and answer your questions! Join us! #libraryevent #librarypresentation #publiclibraryevents #anxiety #communitymentalhealth #educationalprogram #mentalhealth #southfieldlibrary #southfieldpubliclibrary
I used to love the promise #september brings with each #newschoolyear but somehow in the chaos and conformity of life as a full-time #psychologist and #mom the excitement of the season diminished. September only meant another summer had past where I worked all day in a windowless office and rarely made it to the beach. It meant returning students would soon be beating down the doors of a #publicmentalhealth “system” that could never meet their needs. Even if they were able to see me at #communitymentalhealth it was clear that we really didn’t work in the community and though we spoke about the importance of #collaboration it was not common due to institutional pressures and high levels of #burnout. Each academic year also brought with it the reminder that although I hold a doctorate in #clinicalpsychology I had little professional autonomy and opportunities for development, education, and training were becoming increasingly limited. This year I was once again able to enjoy the hopeful anticipation of another school year filled with possibility. It was only this week that I’ve been able to reflect on the last two years spent building my #privatepractice and making many personal changes required to live the #lifestyle that I want. One that allows me to be myself, my whole and #authenticself, with a level of overall #wellness (physical, mental, emotional, spiritual) that will allow me to continue doing the work that I love and help the people I am fortunate enough to work with to also #livefully with #vitality #purpose and #meaning. On a day where I feel I served my clients well, indulged in intellectual pursuits for my own gratification, had the time and freedom to work directly with educators to help a high school student reintegrate after a full year of absence, and returned to my wonderful children still having something left to give them when I got home...I can finally see clearly. 
I can see why the past few years have been so difficult, I can see what life is supposed to be like, I can see that change is not easy, I can see that it’s all worth it in the end, and I can see that I am more fortunate than most and should always remain #humble and #grateful.
I used to love the promise #september  brings with each #newschoolyear  but somehow in the chaos and conformity of life as a full-time #psychologist  and #mom  the excitement of the season diminished. September only meant another summer had past where I worked all day in a windowless office and rarely made it to the beach. It meant returning students would soon be beating down the doors of a #publicmentalhealth  “system” that could never meet their needs. Even if they were able to see me at #communitymentalhealth  it was clear that we really didn’t work in the community and though we spoke about the importance of #collaboration  it was not common due to institutional pressures and high levels of #burnout . Each academic year also brought with it the reminder that although I hold a doctorate in #clinicalpsychology  I had little professional autonomy and opportunities for development, education, and training were becoming increasingly limited. This year I was once again able to enjoy the hopeful anticipation of another school year filled with possibility. It was only this week that I’ve been able to reflect on the last two years spent building my #privatepractice  and making many personal changes required to live the #lifestyle  that I want. One that allows me to be myself, my whole and #authenticself , with a level of overall #wellness  (physical, mental, emotional, spiritual) that will allow me to continue doing the work that I love and help the people I am fortunate enough to work with to also #livefully  with #vitality  #purpose  and #meaning . On a day where I feel I served my clients well, indulged in intellectual pursuits for my own gratification, had the time and freedom to work directly with educators to help a high school student reintegrate after a full year of absence, and returned to my wonderful children still having something left to give them when I got home...I can finally see clearly. I can see why the past few years have been so difficult, I can see what life is supposed to be like, I can see that change is not easy, I can see that it’s all worth it in the end, and I can see that I am more fortunate than most and should always remain #humble  and #grateful .
Soooo it’s Wednesday and I have been asked to address this topic.....
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It’s the most rewarding position a person will ever hold.
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You don’t have to be perfect at it you just have to give it your best effort.
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I hope this helps 😉
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#WellnessWednesday #WellnessWednesdays #WW #wellness #mentalhealth #communitytherapy #therapy #communitymentalhealth #anxiety #autism #coparenting #effective #fosterparents #parenting  #stress #trauma #breetherapy #therapistbree #copingskills #blackgirlsrock #blacktherapist #mentalhealthawareness
Soooo it’s Wednesday and I have been asked to address this topic..... . It’s the most rewarding position a person will ever hold. . You don’t have to be perfect at it you just have to give it your best effort. . I hope this helps 😉 . #WellnessWednesday  #WellnessWednesdays  #WW  #wellness  #mentalhealth  #communitytherapy  #therapy  #communitymentalhealth  #anxiety  #autism  #coparenting  #effective  #fosterparents  #parenting  #stress  #trauma  #breetherapy  #therapistbree  #copingskills  #blackgirlsrock  #blacktherapist  #mentalhealthawareness 
A great resource for those looking for more affordable options to therapy services (individual, family & couples). (Also, if you're a therapist in Private Practice, please consider becoming a provider. It's free to apply!) •••
"What Is Open Path?
Open Path is a collective of therapists who have generously agreed to provide in-office treatment for $30 to $50 a session (between $30 and $80 for couples and families). Open Path clients pay a one-time membership fee to work with an Open Path therapist at a significantly reduced rate. Because the rate is so low, clients gain back their membership fee after just one session. Open Path is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. Many of our therapists also provide sessions online." https://openpathcollective.org/
A great resource for those looking for more affordable options to therapy services (individual, family & couples). (Also, if you're a therapist in Private Practice, please consider becoming a provider. It's free to apply!) ••• "What Is Open Path? Open Path is a collective of therapists who have generously agreed to provide in-office treatment for $30 to $50 a session (between $30 and $80 for couples and families). Open Path clients pay a one-time membership fee to work with an Open Path therapist at a significantly reduced rate. Because the rate is so low, clients gain back their membership fee after just one session. Open Path is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. Many of our therapists also provide sessions online." https://openpathcollective.org/
Leaving a job can be difficult. “Bitter-sweet” sums up the spectrum of emotions I felt throughout my transition. Last week, I said goodbye to my tenure as an employee of Yolo Community Care Continuum (YCCC). YCCC is a non-profit mental health agency where I worked for almost 10 years, on-and-off throughout the different stages of my scholastic & career development. I learned so much professionally and personally from my various roles as Mental Health Worker, Program Director, and agency Clinical Director. Professionally, I learned to provide culturally-competent and client-centered treatment, while collaborating with teams, supervising staff, and enforcing compliance laws & regulations. Personally, I learned to accept that it’s ok to not always know the answers, and that no matter how well you plan your to-do list, sometimes things just don’t get done. I’ve strengthened my ability to make tough decisions that don’t please everyone, and to establish healthy boundaries for a happier work-life balance. I redefined my perfectionist definition of “tying up loose ends” while still maintaining my strong work ethic. If everything doesn’t ideally get “tied up in a neat bow”, it’s being flexible to let go of control & fear of judgement, and delegating tasks to tie-up loose ends together as a team, even when I am not there to see the finished product. I will take these skills and lessons, and so much more, with me on my next adventure. Unfortunately, what I can not take with me is my favorite part of my Clinical Director office, my wall of windows overlooking the greenery—my “happy place” where I would consciously take any moment I could to breath and implement self-care. However, I find comfort in knowing that what I can always take with me is my heart full of lasting relationships and meaningful experiences that make me happy, no matter where I go. 💝😌🌱🦋
Leaving a job can be difficult. “Bitter-sweet” sums up the spectrum of emotions I felt throughout my transition. Last week, I said goodbye to my tenure as an employee of Yolo Community Care Continuum (YCCC). YCCC is a non-profit mental health agency where I worked for almost 10 years, on-and-off throughout the different stages of my scholastic & career development. I learned so much professionally and personally from my various roles as Mental Health Worker, Program Director, and agency Clinical Director. Professionally, I learned to provide culturally-competent and client-centered treatment, while collaborating with teams, supervising staff, and enforcing compliance laws & regulations. Personally, I learned to accept that it’s ok to not always know the answers, and that no matter how well you plan your to-do list, sometimes things just don’t get done. I’ve strengthened my ability to make tough decisions that don’t please everyone, and to establish healthy boundaries for a happier work-life balance. I redefined my perfectionist definition of “tying up loose ends” while still maintaining my strong work ethic. If everything doesn’t ideally get “tied up in a neat bow”, it’s being flexible to let go of control & fear of judgement, and delegating tasks to tie-up loose ends together as a team, even when I am not there to see the finished product. I will take these skills and lessons, and so much more, with me on my next adventure. Unfortunately, what I can not take with me is my favorite part of my Clinical Director office, my wall of windows overlooking the greenery—my “happy place” where I would consciously take any moment I could to breath and implement self-care. However, I find comfort in knowing that what I can always take with me is my heart full of lasting relationships and meaningful experiences that make me happy, no matter where I go. 💝😌🌱🦋
“Science may have found a cure for most evils; but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all - the apathy of human beings.” —- Helen Keller

#Therapy #PrimaryPrevention #HelenKeller #communitymentalhealth #wellness #depression #lackofinterest  #floridahealthcare #psychosocialrehabilitation #grouptherapy #depressioninelders
This week, I attended onsite training for my mental health counseling internship at Atlantic Street Center. What's so cool about this nonprofit is that it makes every effort to be as accessible as possible to those in need of services, focusing primarily on serving low income families and people of color. As therapists, we meet the participants at whichever locations are best for them, whether that be schools, homes, libraries, etc. In addition to the Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy training (and others) I have already completed, there will be a plethora of other specialized trainings offered to ensure we can serve the children, adolescents, and families throughout King County to the best of our ability. There's also a family resource center which provides school supplies, toy drives, childcare, food, etc. and other amazing programs! Looking forward to getting more involved with community outreach and advocacy work and learning from all the individuals/families I get to meet soon! #nonprofit #communitymentalhealth
This week, I attended onsite training for my mental health counseling internship at Atlantic Street Center. What's so cool about this nonprofit is that it makes every effort to be as accessible as possible to those in need of services, focusing primarily on serving low income families and people of color. As therapists, we meet the participants at whichever locations are best for them, whether that be schools, homes, libraries, etc. In addition to the Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy training (and others) I have already completed, there will be a plethora of other specialized trainings offered to ensure we can serve the children, adolescents, and families throughout King County to the best of our ability. There's also a family resource center which provides school supplies, toy drives, childcare, food, etc. and other amazing programs! Looking forward to getting more involved with community outreach and advocacy work and learning from all the individuals/families I get to meet soon! #nonprofit  #communitymentalhealth 
“The human race has one really effective weapon and that is Laughter” — Mark Twain

Continuing our Primary Prevention program after informing them about Depression ending on a lighter note with our incredible Laughter Therapy 😂🤣 #FloridaHealthCareClinic #Laughteristhebestmedicine #Communitymentalhealth #primaryprevention #wellness #healthy #depressioninelders #community #volunteer #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #laughtertherapy
This week I needed a quiet activity that wasn't coloring for my Art Group, so I brought back Zentangle! Folks liked it and even asked about continuing to work on it next week. This photo is my example piece, which I actually really like. .
Starting next week I'm going to take a break from running the Art Group. I enjoy teaching people different techniques but it's become overwhelming to maintain everything that goes into the group along with my current responsibilities. I'm sure it will be a short sabbatical but nevertheless I need the break.
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#mentalhealth #communitymentalhealth #selfcare #arttherapy #artgroup #zentangle #art #meditation #doodle #artistoninstagram #artistsofinstagram
This week I needed a quiet activity that wasn't coloring for my Art Group, so I brought back Zentangle! Folks liked it and even asked about continuing to work on it next week. This photo is my example piece, which I actually really like. . Starting next week I'm going to take a break from running the Art Group. I enjoy teaching people different techniques but it's become overwhelming to maintain everything that goes into the group along with my current responsibilities. I'm sure it will be a short sabbatical but nevertheless I need the break. . . . #mentalhealth  #communitymentalhealth  #selfcare  #arttherapy  #artgroup  #zentangle  #art  #meditation  #doodle  #artistoninstagram  #artistsofinstagram 
For our last Adventures in Recovery group, we ventured up Skinner's Butte to escape some of the smoke. We had a picnic, hiked around, and processed how the group went! It's important to me that clients are given the opportunity to practice recovery tools outside of the office and that's exactly what this group provided! Can't wait to do it again!
For our last Adventures in Recovery group, we ventured up Skinner's Butte to escape some of the smoke. We had a picnic, hiked around, and processed how the group went! It's important to me that clients are given the opportunity to practice recovery tools outside of the office and that's exactly what this group provided! Can't wait to do it again!
VIDA[S]... | de quem se perde pelas @nasruasdasaudade... hoje foi dia de percorrer ruas desconhecidas ao encontro de vida[s] conhecidas no trabalho de todos os dias... e esta saudade a @catarina_nog conhece bem...
#nasruasdasaudademeperdi
#ondinaemmomentosfelizes #lovefriends #memories #litlethings #toponimia #rua #desafios #portugal #work 
#psiquiatriacomunitaria #mentalhealthteam #communitymentalhealth #psyciatricnursing #work #nurse #nursing #nursinglife #saudemental #mentalhealth #mentalillness #recovery #empowerment #reabilitacao #psiquiatria #relação #relaçãoterapêutica #psychiatry
VIDA[S]... | de quem se perde pelas @nasruasdasaudade... hoje foi dia de percorrer ruas desconhecidas ao encontro de vida[s] conhecidas no trabalho de todos os dias... e esta saudade a @catarina_nog conhece bem... #nasruasdasaudademeperdi  #ondinaemmomentosfelizes  #lovefriends  #memories  #litlethings  #toponimia  #rua  #desafios  #portugal  #work  #psiquiatriacomunitaria  #mentalhealthteam  #communitymentalhealth  #psyciatricnursing  #work  #nurse  #nursing  #nursinglife  #saudemental  #mentalhealth  #mentalillness  #recovery  #empowerment  #reabilitacao  #psiquiatria  #relação  #relaçãoterapêutica  #psychiatry 
You saw that teal and already knew it was Wednesday! It’s Wellness Wednesday....
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I didn’t come this far to give up on y’all.
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#WellnessWednesday #WellnessWednesdays #WW #wellness #mentalhealth #communitytherapy #therapy #communitymentalhealth #anxiety #autism #depression #bipolar #demetia #schizophrenia  #stress #trauma #breetherapy #therapistbree #copingskills #blackgirlsrock #blacktherapist #mentalhealthawareness #clinicians
September is National Suicide Prevention Month. As a social platform with huge reach, Instagram is getting it right! 👍Now, when certain hashtags are searched, this message will pop up with direct links to hotline numbers and resources! 🙌 If you are suffering from suicidal thoughts, know that you are not alone, you matter, and please reach out for help! #BeThe1To #stopsuicide
September is National Suicide Prevention Month. As a social platform with huge reach, Instagram is getting it right! 👍Now, when certain hashtags are searched, this message will pop up with direct links to hotline numbers and resources! 🙌 If you are suffering from suicidal thoughts, know that you are not alone, you matter, and please reach out for help! #BeThe1To  #stopsuicide 
Evictions & displacement is a byproduct of gentrification causing many mental & emotional health issues. In addition, gentrification lacks investment with low-income, working class & communities of color in mind, which in turn increases marginalization & oppression of these particular communities. A healthy individual starts with a healthy community. We deserve affordable housing, living wages, safe neighborhoods & development that benefits ALL people.
Evictions & displacement is a byproduct of gentrification causing many mental & emotional health issues. In addition, gentrification lacks investment with low-income, working class & communities of color in mind, which in turn increases marginalization & oppression of these particular communities. A healthy individual starts with a healthy community. We deserve affordable housing, living wages, safe neighborhoods & development that benefits ALL people.
Re-framing is one way to shift perspective and challenge thoughts which may not be entirely true. Be an investigator on the hunt for things that ARE working in your life because chances are they’re there and you’ve survived worse. 💪🔎 RG @justpeachycomic #exceptions #problems #narrativetherapy #cognitivebehavioraltherapy
Re-framing is one way to shift perspective and challenge thoughts which may not be entirely true. Be an investigator on the hunt for things that ARE working in your life because chances are they’re there and you’ve survived worse. 💪🔎 RG @justpeachycomic #exceptions  #problems  #narrativetherapy  #cognitivebehavioraltherapy 
Yesterday I went to the fair with teens who made me cry with compassionate sweetness, today I took this lil' bean who danced and laughed the whole way. #thisisfostercare #fosterteens #fosterkids #communitymentalhealth
#thisisimportant
@calicocritter for working with clients with diversity. 
#culturalcompetence #communitymentalhealth #counseling #socialwork #diversity
Aviva has seen an almost 50% increase in the number of families helped over the last three years. The needs are great in our community and we're grateful to be able to expand and adapt to meet those needs. Learn more about status of our programs in the annual report [link in bio]. .
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#aviva #avivachildren #avivafamilies #afcs #hollywood #fostercare #fosteryouth #adoption #communitymentalhealth #mentalhealth #school #parenting #nonprofit #liftingyouup
Although, I’ve been practicing therapy for over 8 years, the impact my first supervisor made has shaped how I approach people I work with to this day! This book he gave us by Daniel Manus Pinkwater is all about celebrating and encouraging differences — the individuality and uniqueness in each therapist and in our clients and the bravery in going against the grain.✨Now that I supervise seven therapists who have the uniquely challenging and rewarding task of providing community mental health, I am keenly aware that supervision can look very different in private practice and in an agency setting. I’d love to know — how do you know you’ve had good supervision? #asw #amft #lmft #lcsw #psychology #therapist #socialwork #counseling #marriageandfamilytherapy #narrativetherapy #communitymentalhealth
Although, I’ve been practicing therapy for over 8 years, the impact my first supervisor made has shaped how I approach people I work with to this day! This book he gave us by Daniel Manus Pinkwater is all about celebrating and encouraging differences — the individuality and uniqueness in each therapist and in our clients and the bravery in going against the grain.✨Now that I supervise seven therapists who have the uniquely challenging and rewarding task of providing community mental health, I am keenly aware that supervision can look very different in private practice and in an agency setting. I’d love to know — how do you know you’ve had good supervision? #asw  #amft  #lmft  #lcsw  #psychology  #therapist  #socialwork  #counseling  #marriageandfamilytherapy  #narrativetherapy  #communitymentalhealth 
Week 5 in Adventures in Recovery took us all around downtown Eugene to view the stunning mural projects both local and international artists have spent years creating! Not only did we the find the murals we were looking for, we also stumbled upon a lot of other more personal artwork! Bonus: one of the clients in the group even went back to one of the places we went a few weeks ago!! How cool is that!?
Week 5 in Adventures in Recovery took us all around downtown Eugene to view the stunning mural projects both local and international artists have spent years creating! Not only did we the find the murals we were looking for, we also stumbled upon a lot of other more personal artwork! Bonus: one of the clients in the group even went back to one of the places we went a few weeks ago!! How cool is that!?
White board drawings for the past 3 months in reverse order. First one is for August, then July, and finally June.
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#mentalhealth #communitymentalhealth #paperwork #documentation #notes #drawing #whiteboard #artistoninstagram #artistsofinstagram
I love my local bookstore for carrying books like this and #aisforactivist 
I love all of this: #socialactivism #activism #feminism #leadershipdevelopment #socialwork #communitymentalhealth @bookson1st
There are no words for some of the things I see as a social worker... maybe a few: aging in this country is such an undignified unsupported process it’s horrifying. Many other “less developed” countries with far less resources have a respectful system of care for the elderly that were once themselves the caretakers and workers of society. We will ALL be in those shoes someday. Will it really take our physical bodies deteriorating into odor and bug infestation for our neighbors and community to step up and help? #smh #socialworker #aging #healthcare #communitymentalhealth #crisiswork
There are no words for some of the things I see as a social worker... maybe a few: aging in this country is such an undignified unsupported process it’s horrifying. Many other “less developed” countries with far less resources have a respectful system of care for the elderly that were once themselves the caretakers and workers of society. We will ALL be in those shoes someday. Will it really take our physical bodies deteriorating into odor and bug infestation for our neighbors and community to step up and help? #smh  #socialworker  #aging  #healthcare  #communitymentalhealth  #crisiswork 
Heeeeeeey I’m back after handing out all of them backpacks 🎒!!! 😜
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This Wednesday I just want to encourage you.....
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Healing takes time and effort. ❤️
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The same time and effort you put in doing things that are a disservice to you, is the same time and effort you should grant yourself to heal.
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Life hurts and situations can be painful but in that you find strength which becomes a catalyst for growth.
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Be Encouraged!
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#WellnessWednesday #WellnessWednesdays #WW #wellness #mentalhealth #communitytherapy #therapy #healing #broke #broken #brokenheart #communitymentalhealth #anxiety #autism #depression #bipolar #demetia #schizophrenia  #stress #trauma #breetherapy #therapistbree #copingskills #blackgirlsrock #blacktherapist #mentalhealthawareness
Heeeeeeey I’m back after handing out all of them backpacks 🎒!!! 😜 . This Wednesday I just want to encourage you..... . Healing takes time and effort. ❤️ . The same time and effort you put in doing things that are a disservice to you, is the same time and effort you should grant yourself to heal. . Life hurts and situations can be painful but in that you find strength which becomes a catalyst for growth. . Be Encouraged! . #WellnessWednesday  #WellnessWednesdays  #WW  #wellness  #mentalhealth  #communitytherapy  #therapy  #healing  #broke  #broken  #brokenheart  #communitymentalhealth  #anxiety  #autism  #depression  #bipolar  #demetia  #schizophrenia  #stress  #trauma  #breetherapy  #therapistbree  #copingskills  #blackgirlsrock  #blacktherapist  #mentalhealthawareness 
scenes from my day doing #communitymentalhealth #cst #alltheclients

admission phone at alcohol & drug treatment center in Butner - coffee & churros with a client - peppers outside an apartment - text I sent to a client after a hard day for them - making a handout on how payee services work - a cat! - visiting someone at the hospital
scenes from my day doing #communitymentalhealth  #cst  #alltheclients  admission phone at alcohol & drug treatment center in Butner - coffee & churros with a client - peppers outside an apartment - text I sent to a client after a hard day for them - making a handout on how payee services work - a cat! - visiting someone at the hospital
Men often times suffer in silence. Hiding behind the stigma that a man is not suppose to show weakness, a man is not suppose to need support.

#mensmentalhealth #mensuffertoo #mensmentalhealthawareness #stigma #mensupportingwomen #womensupportmen #communitymentalhealth #lasvegasmentalhealth #lasvegassocialworker #productivememberofsociety
Diary entry 4: yesterday i had another appoitnent with #cmht for once i saw i decent dr who i actually felt was listening to me and taking on board my concerns 🙌 for once i left feeling happy that i was invovled in my car plan untill my next appoitment! Meds changed again but happy because he went threw my meds list and changed things around. #quitipine dose increase and now i take only my #pregablin for my anixty and also my nerve damage pain in my legs 🙌 he also increased that to 😊 my gp wnt be happy with that 😂 but i dont care because today for the first time in forever i havnt felt #anixiouse all day 🙌.
#eupd #bpd #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawarness #itsoknotobeok #talkaboutmentalhealth #emotionallyunstablepersonailtydisorder #gad #generalisedanixtydisorder #Borderlinepersonailtydisorder #communitymentalhealth #mentalhealthnhs #mind #rethinkmentalhealth
Diary entry 4: yesterday i had another appoitnent with #cmht  for once i saw i decent dr who i actually felt was listening to me and taking on board my concerns 🙌 for once i left feeling happy that i was invovled in my car plan untill my next appoitment! Meds changed again but happy because he went threw my meds list and changed things around. #quitipine  dose increase and now i take only my #pregablin  for my anixty and also my nerve damage pain in my legs 🙌 he also increased that to 😊 my gp wnt be happy with that 😂 but i dont care because today for the first time in forever i havnt felt #anixiouse  all day 🙌. #eupd  #bpd  #mentalhealth  #mentalhealthawarness  #itsoknotobeok  #talkaboutmentalhealth  #emotionallyunstablepersonailtydisorder  #gad  #generalisedanixtydisorder  #Borderlinepersonailtydisorder  #communitymentalhealth  #mentalhealthnhs  #mind  #rethinkmentalhealth 
Lord, please bless me with patience today 🙏🏼💜🙏🏼. #socialworker #exhausted #communitymentalhealth #pleasestopknockingevery5minutes
I made some solid progress during our training this morning. .
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#crochet #cactus #mentalhealth #communitymentalhealth #training #cmcretreat #artistoninstagram #artistsofinstagram #art #craft
Adventures in Recovery week 4 included a trip to our planetarium! We learned about what our sky would have looked like tonight if there wasn't any smoke, the planets that are visible from earth currently, and how to find the North star. Pretty dang cool!
Adventures in Recovery week 4 included a trip to our planetarium! We learned about what our sky would have looked like tonight if there wasn't any smoke, the planets that are visible from earth currently, and how to find the North star. Pretty dang cool!
I like this graphic because it’s a stark representation of invisible illnesses and how insidious they can be, but I struggle a bit with the word, “disability.” It has an inherent flavor of stigma that gives people the wrong idea, like “disabled” people are less than. Why don’t we refer to people who are rude or cocky as disabled? What do you think? What word(s) would you use? I digress. // Thank you #bpdmatters for this post! 🙏🏼 I think social media is and will continue to be a significant tool in the effort to bring validity and understanding to #mentalillness. ✨🌈 // #Repost @bpdmatters with @get_repost
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Mental illness is my disability. I’m susceptible to it when I’m under a lot of stress. I hope I get to live in a world where mental health is recognized and taken seriously. That’s my goal in life. If social media is where we start, then so be it.
I like this graphic because it’s a stark representation of invisible illnesses and how insidious they can be, but I struggle a bit with the word, “disability.” It has an inherent flavor of stigma that gives people the wrong idea, like “disabled” people are less than. Why don’t we refer to people who are rude or cocky as disabled? What do you think? What word(s) would you use? I digress. // Thank you #bpdmatters  for this post! 🙏🏼 I think social media is and will continue to be a significant tool in the effort to bring validity and understanding to #mentalillness . ✨🌈 // #Repost  @bpdmatters with @get_repost ・・・ Repost @mentalwhealth Mental illness is my disability. I’m susceptible to it when I’m under a lot of stress. I hope I get to live in a world where mental health is recognized and taken seriously. That’s my goal in life. If social media is where we start, then so be it.
I’ve never been so excited for spam mail in my mail box! An entire pamphlet full of books for practitioners and kids on trauma, foster care, attachment, and working with vulnerable families. 😍😍😍 #trauma #attachmenttheory #fostercare #communitymentalhealth #socialwork #counseling #bibliotherapy #continuingeducation
On to the next adventure, which is providing mental health school-based services. This means integrating trauma informed concepts to the education system, and am I ever excited! 🤓🧠 #traumainformedschools #traumainformedcare #socialwork #communitymentalhealth #counseling @heathertforbes
"One of the biggest insights I gained from this workshop was that typically these girls aren't very big on sharing their stories or emotions. However, during this workshop some of the girls were so moved by the experience that they not only shared their stories but they shared emotions that I had never seen. It was also inspiring to see a group of girls with different backgrounds and trauma, create art with the common [want] for love in their lives."
-CREATOR Amanda @mustardseedcommunities #createpeaceofmind #creators18
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#globalmentalhealth #mentalhealth #mentalhealthmatters #mentalhealthawareness #expressivearts #artworkshop #inspiringstories #communityhealth #communitymentalhealth #jamaica #mustardseedcommunities
"One of the biggest insights I gained from this workshop was that typically these girls aren't very big on sharing their stories or emotions. However, during this workshop some of the girls were so moved by the experience that they not only shared their stories but they shared emotions that I had never seen. It was also inspiring to see a group of girls with different backgrounds and trauma, create art with the common [want] for love in their lives." -CREATOR Amanda @mustardseedcommunities #createpeaceofmind  #creators18  . . #globalmentalhealth  #mentalhealth  #mentalhealthmatters  #mentalhealthawareness  #expressivearts  #artworkshop  #inspiringstories  #communityhealth  #communitymentalhealth  #jamaica  #mustardseedcommunities 
Someone asked how do I manage/ balance social activism and my therapeutic work?  I responded it is our work as therapists to advocate and do battle in all forms our American rights provide us.  I will not infuse my political or religious views in session.  As your therapist I’m here 100% here for you in our sessions together, non judgmentally, supportive, and holistically.  When we leave the couch I use my pen as my sword, the streets and council chambers as my auditorium.  Our legal system impacts the healthcare we receive and the healthy lives we work to live.  Systems don’t change on their own especially when people trust us to help change and protect them we’ve got to help open doors.  It’s okay to advocate peacefully and purposefully.  We can be the change together 💚💚.
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#socialjustice #socialactivism #blacklivesmatter #blackbirthsmatter #supportwomen #momslivesmatter #womanist #feminist #woke #fortheculture #advocate #advocacy #DCTherapist #MDtherapist #maternalhealth #communityovercompetition #communitycounseling #bethechange #inspiration #motivation #communitymentalhealth #therapist #therapistlife
Someone asked how do I manage/ balance social activism and my therapeutic work? I responded it is our work as therapists to advocate and do battle in all forms our American rights provide us. I will not infuse my political or religious views in session. As your therapist I’m here 100% here for you in our sessions together, non judgmentally, supportive, and holistically. When we leave the couch I use my pen as my sword, the streets and council chambers as my auditorium. Our legal system impacts the healthcare we receive and the healthy lives we work to live. Systems don’t change on their own especially when people trust us to help change and protect them we’ve got to help open doors. It’s okay to advocate peacefully and purposefully. We can be the change together 💚💚. . . #socialjustice  #socialactivism  #blacklivesmatter  #blackbirthsmatter  #supportwomen  #momslivesmatter  #womanist  #feminist  #woke  #fortheculture  #advocate  #advocacy  #DCTherapist  #MDtherapist  #maternalhealth  #communityovercompetition  #communitycounseling  #bethechange  #inspiration  #motivation  #communitymentalhealth  #therapist  #therapistlife 
Today was my last, bittersweet day at Family Solutions. I started my journey here as an intern in May of 2016 and am ending as a full-time therapist in August 2018. It has been a roller coaster of a ride and one I am forever grateful for. I was welcomed into this family and was simultaneously encouraged and challenged as a therapist, friend, daughter, sister, and person. I was surrounded by incredibly warm, empathic, understanding, charismatic, intelligent, and wonderfully awesome human beings. I had three incredible supervisors who demonstrated true authenticity and genuineness through every single word, thought, and action and who taught me to believe in me in more ways than one. I could not have asked for a better internship site or first full-time therapy gig. As this season ends, another begins. I am excited for the next leg of my journey and am saddened that this one at Family Solutions is ending. Who better to say goodbye to than a bunch of therapists? 🖤
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#familysolutions #therapist #newadventures #youreallbadasses #risktakers #thankyou #communitymentalhealth #childandfamilytherapist #vancouver #washington #pnw #pdx #vancouverisawesome #selfcare #changes #corvallis #oregon #corvallisoregon
Today was my last, bittersweet day at Family Solutions. I started my journey here as an intern in May of 2016 and am ending as a full-time therapist in August 2018. It has been a roller coaster of a ride and one I am forever grateful for. I was welcomed into this family and was simultaneously encouraged and challenged as a therapist, friend, daughter, sister, and person. I was surrounded by incredibly warm, empathic, understanding, charismatic, intelligent, and wonderfully awesome human beings. I had three incredible supervisors who demonstrated true authenticity and genuineness through every single word, thought, and action and who taught me to believe in me in more ways than one. I could not have asked for a better internship site or first full-time therapy gig. As this season ends, another begins. I am excited for the next leg of my journey and am saddened that this one at Family Solutions is ending. Who better to say goodbye to than a bunch of therapists? 🖤 . . . . . . . #familysolutions  #therapist  #newadventures  #youreallbadasses  #risktakers  #thankyou  #communitymentalhealth  #childandfamilytherapist  #vancouver  #washington  #pnw  #pdx  #vancouverisawesome  #selfcare  #changes  #corvallis  #oregon  #corvallisoregon 
After 3 years, I left community mental health (cmh) work yesterday. A lot of the impetus for this change is my move to Philly.
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This also marks my transition into Mophead Femme full-time-! That’s right, I’m now self-employed!
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This change also marks a transition from non-profit work, which I’ve done most of the last 10 years. As someone who is sensitive to group dynamics and functioning, and believes that a lot of work is ineffective due to the larger systems and institutions in which we operate, I’m very happy to be focusing my energy and care on supporting individuals through MF.
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To all of the amazing clients and clinicians I’ve worked with along the way, thank you for the ways you’ve impacted me.
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#mopheadfemmetherapy #communitymentalhealth #cmh #mfnews #transition #change #dayjob #selfemployed #privatepractice #smallbusinessowner #careergoals #bignews #nonprofit #ngo #agencywork #fuckthepatriarchy #gratitude #fuckcapitalism #mentalhealth #femmetherapy #femmeboss #officespace #cubbyspace #movingtophilly
After 3 years, I left community mental health (cmh) work yesterday. A lot of the impetus for this change is my move to Philly. - - - This also marks my transition into Mophead Femme full-time-! That’s right, I’m now self-employed! - - - This change also marks a transition from non-profit work, which I’ve done most of the last 10 years. As someone who is sensitive to group dynamics and functioning, and believes that a lot of work is ineffective due to the larger systems and institutions in which we operate, I’m very happy to be focusing my energy and care on supporting individuals through MF. - - - To all of the amazing clients and clinicians I’ve worked with along the way, thank you for the ways you’ve impacted me. - - - #mopheadfemmetherapy  #communitymentalhealth  #cmh  #mfnews  #transition  #change  #dayjob  #selfemployed  #privatepractice  #smallbusinessowner  #careergoals  #bignews  #nonprofit  #ngo  #agencywork  #fuckthepatriarchy  #gratitude  #fuckcapitalism  #mentalhealth  #femmetherapy  #femmeboss  #officespace  #cubbyspace  #movingtophilly 
...and just like that two years come to a close. I owe who I am as a professional today to RAMS. Feeling so incredibly grateful for the opportunity to work with Russian-speaking clients, for the chance to conquer my public speaking fears, and for learning from some of the sharpest minds in the psychoanalytic community. More than that, I am forever grateful for the kindness, compassion, and sarcasm thrown my way by both coworkers and supervisors. Thank you for teaching me how to think, for helping me learn to rely on my instincts, and for challenging me to bring my genuine real self to work each day. I’ll never forget this. Ready to conquer internship! #RAMS #communitymentalhealth #psychologistinthemaking
...and just like that two years come to a close. I owe who I am as a professional today to RAMS. Feeling so incredibly grateful for the opportunity to work with Russian-speaking clients, for the chance to conquer my public speaking fears, and for learning from some of the sharpest minds in the psychoanalytic community. More than that, I am forever grateful for the kindness, compassion, and sarcasm thrown my way by both coworkers and supervisors. Thank you for teaching me how to think, for helping me learn to rely on my instincts, and for challenging me to bring my genuine real self to work each day. I’ll never forget this. Ready to conquer internship! #RAMS  #communitymentalhealth  #psychologistinthemaking 
Social work is hard, and sometimes the stress of client care bleeds into the personal life. Today self care means playing great volleyball and winning the tournament. 
#selfcare #selfcareinsocialwork #communitymentalhealth #socialwork #counseling
HACSU out today in solidarity with @asuvictas to Fund The Gap in community mental health #fundthegap
HACSU out today in solidarity with @asuvictas to Fund The Gap in community mental health #fundthegap 
Today in our Adventures in Recovery group we visited a farm where we pet goats, picked a bouquet of flowers, enjoyed delicious fresh produce and kettle corn! One of our clients even said, "I didn't know I could be happy on my own and away from my safe person". 😭 Healing is happening!
Today in our Adventures in Recovery group we visited a farm where we pet goats, picked a bouquet of flowers, enjoyed delicious fresh produce and kettle corn! One of our clients even said, "I didn't know I could be happy on my own and away from my safe person". 😭 Healing is happening!
I made this sign for a client, per her request, and I have no regrets.  #communitymentalhealth
I picked up this wonderful board book from my favorite local business @bookson1st for a co-workers baby shower. Because the baby of a social worker should know that #aisforactivist 
#communitymentalhealth #socialwork #counseling #socialjustice
Leia is lookin pretty feisty, and this storm trooper pretty phresh. A kid switched the heads and now the hair is stuck. 😂 
#starwars #playtherapy #socialwork #counseling #communitymentalhealth
Thank you to Jackson Eagles for your generous donation to the Jackson County Suicide Prevention Coalition! We will definitely put it to good use and do great things! #suicideprevention #communitymentalhealth #jacksonmichigan #jcspc #jacksoncountysuicidepreventioncoalition
Thank you to Jackson Eagles for your generous donation to the Jackson County Suicide Prevention Coalition! We will definitely put it to good use and do great things! #ilovemyjob #suicideprevention #communitymentalhealth #jacksonmichigan
Happy Thursday ☀️💙Join me tonight at 9pm with @giselsworld as we go deeper into our conversation about #latinxmentalhealth from last weeks podcast episode. Bring your questions and lets get real and raw about #latinxmentalhealth in our community. If you have not heard my #relatenelevate podcast episode from last week, what are you waiting for 🤔go and listen now 🏃🏽‍♀️Have a great Thursday 😘🌸#memyselfnmommy #therapistthursday #therapistthoughts #maternalmentalhealthadvocate #maternalmentalhealthclinician #maternalmentalhealtheducation #postpartummentalhealth #perinatalmentalhealththerapist #lmft #saludmental #misaludmentalimporta #breakthestigma #brownpodcasts #womensupportingwomen #latinas #therapy #mentalhealth #latinxtherapy #saludmentalmaterna #communitymentalhealth
Happy Thursday ☀️💙Join me tonight at 9pm with @giselsworld as we go deeper into our conversation about #latinxmentalhealth  from last weeks podcast episode. Bring your questions and lets get real and raw about #latinxmentalhealth  in our community. If you have not heard my #relatenelevate  podcast episode from last week, what are you waiting for 🤔go and listen now 🏃🏽‍♀️Have a great Thursday 😘🌸#memyselfnmommy  #therapistthursday  #therapistthoughts  #maternalmentalhealthadvocate  #maternalmentalhealthclinician  #maternalmentalhealtheducation  #postpartummentalhealth  #perinatalmentalhealththerapist  #lmft  #saludmental  #misaludmentalimporta  #breakthestigma  #brownpodcasts  #womensupportingwomen  #latinas  #therapy  #mentalhealth  #latinxtherapy  #saludmentalmaterna  #communitymentalhealth 
8/8/18:  I’m lucky to work in this field. Share in the victories and the losses.  The pain and the joys.  Who can we be for others?  If anything we can listen as if their story matters... #mentalhealth #psychotherapy #therapistlife #communitymentalhealth
Today was the first outing of a 7 week group that myself and another amazing co-worker started called Adventures in Recovery. Together we will be visiting several sites around our community to increase new cultural experiences and work through social anxiety. Today our group visited the art museum and each of us shared what emotions we felt or what thoughts arose as we viewed each piece of art. It was pretty cool to see how certain pieces brought something different up for each of us and collectively we were able to support each other. It was pretty dang cool. 🖌️
Today was the first outing of a 7 week group that myself and another amazing co-worker started called Adventures in Recovery. Together we will be visiting several sites around our community to increase new cultural experiences and work through social anxiety. Today our group visited the art museum and each of us shared what emotions we felt or what thoughts arose as we viewed each piece of art. It was pretty cool to see how certain pieces brought something different up for each of us and collectively we were able to support each other. It was pretty dang cool. 🖌️
#HappinesHappensDay Happiness is encouraged all day.  Recognize every moment of glee, joy, delight, and pleasure.  Don’t let it pass. Most importantly, a flicker of a giggle should be given its due and should it blossom into full blown happiness, don’t be surprised.  It happens! #Happiness #Wellness #MentalHealth #Community #CommunityMentalHealth #PrimaryPrevention #IncreasingAwareness #CommunityMentalHealthPreventionProgram
A client stopped me in the waiting room to give me these. Sometimes this job rocks. No pun intended. 
#communitymentalhealth #mentalhealth #socialwork #counseling
#repost from @traptherapist 
Wish I was in the area to attend!
#repost  from @traptherapist Wish I was in the area to attend!
I’ve been so excited to see this available for clients to learn more about their clinician as I transition to a new role in my agency. 
#communitymentalhealth #socialwork #lcsw #counseling #trauma #childtherapy
Listen back to our latest Community Mental Health Show on Radio Cardiff, talking about Community Mental Health Teams (CMHT's) in Cardiff and The Vale. With guest Gareth McRae, the service user representative for the Local Mental Health Partnership Board.

https://www.mixcloud.com/BeingWell/well-waves-24-radio-cardiff-987fm-2nd-august-2018-community-mental-health-teams

@radiocardiff #communitymentalhealth #interview #communityradio #cardiff #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthmatters #serviceuserinvolvement #mentalhealthwarrior #bipolar #psychosis #bpd #schizophrenia #schizoaffective #bipolardisorder #psychiatrist #communityradio
Listen back to our latest Community Mental Health Show on Radio Cardiff, talking about Community Mental Health Teams (CMHT's) in Cardiff and The Vale. With guest Gareth McRae, the service user representative for the Local Mental Health Partnership Board. https://www.mixcloud.com/BeingWell/well-waves-24-radio-cardiff-987fm-2nd-august-2018-community-mental-health-teams @radiocardiff #communitymentalhealth  #interview  #communityradio  #cardiff  #mentalhealthawareness  #mentalhealthmatters  #serviceuserinvolvement  #mentalhealthwarrior  #bipolar  #psychosis  #bpd  #schizophrenia  #schizoaffective  #bipolardisorder  #psychiatrist  #communityradio 
VIDA[S]... | e quando os quilómetros nos separam do [re]encontro entre o passado, o presente e o futuro e nos deixam felizes, isto é #psiquiatriacomunitaria #mentalhealthteam #communitymentalhealth #psyciatricnursing #work #nurse #nursing #nursinglife #saudemental #ondinaemmomentosfelizes #mentalhealth #mentalillness #recovery #empowerment #reabilitacao #psiquiatria #relação #relaçãoterapêutica #psychiatry #mentalhealthrecovery
Would Seem That My Talk On Mental Health Went Well! #mentalhealth #BPD #asone #communitymentalhealth #mentalhealthawerness