Mental health is an essential component of overall health and includes our emotional, psychological, and social wellbeing.
Mental health challenges and disorders can affect how we think, feel, and act, and can happen to anyone — that’s why it’s important to support our mental wellness. The Know Your Mind campaign helps us recognize the sources of anxiety and depression and take steps to address them. Helping us in this effort are Philadelphia-based mental health experts in private practice, at area universities, in the City of Philadelphia’s Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disability Services, as well as Independence’s own medical directors.
To share this expertise broadly, Independence partnered with local media providers including WHYY-FM, NBC10, Telemundo 62, and iHeart media. See the campaign highlights below. For more information, visit the NBC10 Know Your Mind and Telemundo 62 Cuida Tu Salud Mental dedicated web pages.
Learn simple self-care strategies for coping with stress from Dr. Monica T. Campbell that can help you feel better.
Hear from Dr. Tamar Chansky as she shares four strategies for taking charge of anxious thoughts and feelings.
Don’t let stigma get in the way of seeking help for your mental health. The first step can be as easy as starting a conversation with your primary care provider.
Dr. Monica Campbell reminds us why it’s important to be intentional about preserving our mental health through acts of deliberate self-care.
Listen as Q102 Philly host Raphael talks to Dr. Luis Ramirez, AKA Dr. Queerness, to learn how LGBTQ+ adults and youth can find needed services.
Listen as Dr. Thea Gallagher sheds light on how to build resilience in the face of personal challenges in our daily lives.
Watch Dr. Monica Campbell and Philly Live’s Aunyea Lanchelle discuss how celebrity spokespersons and more Black therapists can help the Black community become more comfortable seeking services for mental health.
As the pandemic recedes and offices begin to re-open, Dr. Tamar Chansky offers strategies that both workers and employers can use to ease the transition.
Loraine Ballard Morrill, along with DJ Cosmic Kev, and the Black Barbers address how to erase the stigma that prevents men from getting help for mental health.
Loraine Ballard Morrill and local mental health experts Drs. Nuria Lopez-Pajares, Esther Hio-Tong Castillo, and Monica Campbell discuss the stigma surrounding mental health in communities of color and how to overcome these hurdles.