Community Approaches to Mental Well-Being

“I cannot be well, when you are suffering.” This motto of interdependence articulates our sacred duty to care for each other during hard times. It speaks to the need for communities to create healing spaces for those in distress and to advocate for political solutions to improve our healthcare system as a whole. In recent years, community health and mental well-being have been increasingly threatened,…

Eating Disorders

Eating disorders are illnesses that consist of abnormal eating behaviors that can lead to negative consequences in physical, emotional, and mental health. They can be caused by biological, psychological, and environmental factors. The three most common types of eating disorders that can be life-threatening with negative health results are: Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, and Binge Eating Disorder. Anorexia nervosa encompasses constant fear of weight gain…

Victims of Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is any physical or sexual assault, or other form of abusive behavior from one intimate partner against another, living in marriage or cohabitation. There are numerous reports of victims in domestic violence every day. Many victims live in silence- fearful or shameful of disclosing the abuse in their lives. Often times when incidents of homicide or abuse are disclosed to the public, neighbors…