From The Patient’s Perspective: Asian Americans and Mental Health

By Kelley Hattox, Behavioral Health ConsultantDoyen Consulting Group When we think of mental health in minority populations, a certain kind of profile may come into cultural our consciousness.  Rarely does the face that auto-generates have Asian characteristics.  Growing up in a Japanese household, my family used to remark that we didn’t relate to the biases and discriminations that most minorities …

Historical Trauma in Diverse Communities

Culture and Ethnicity plays a key role in not only how individuals access mental health resources, but also how individuals perceive and experience mental illness, including whether they choose to seek help and how they turn to that for support. First and foremost, we recognize that there is a lack of culturally and linguistically appropriate services for diverse communities on …

Navigating the Nightmare

By Derek Lawrence ClintonDoyen Consulting Group Let’s face it: mental health is difficult. For many of us, it is the most difficult battle we will ever fight. Things get personal, and so do our responses. Life seems overwhelming, and we may not even realize why. Therapy seems expensive, convoluted, even unattainable and unreliable. The infrastructure, provided by the government cohorts …

PTSD and Family Systems: The Impact of Traumas Often Overlooked in Family Systems.

When we think of Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), we often default to soldiers and victims of sexual abuse. While these experiences are certainly among the leading causes of the mental illness, they are not the only type of trauma that will result in PTSD. The impact of Trauma – albeit Little ‘t’ or Big ‘T’ trauma –  is commonly dismissed …

If We Can Understand The Rain, We Can Truly Understand The Rainbow: LGBTQI + Trauma

This blog was guest-written by Beck Gee-Cohen, Director of LGBTQI+ Programming for Visions Adolescent Treatment Center. Starting in June, my newsfeed seems to turn full of rainbows. Ads for beer, vodka, mouthwash, and even underwear telling me that I should be proud and they support me. My friends change their profile pics to rainbow filters and share articles about being …

Come As You Are: Eating Disorders Do Not Discriminate.

National Eating Disorder Awareness Week 2019 is February 23-March 5th.   Eating Disorders are a serious and life-threatening mental illness that affect more than 30 million Americans. Within their life time, 20 million women and 10 million men will suffer from an eating disorder, according to National Surveys. There is no single cause of Eating Disorders, but rather a range …