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February 2016

Each month we bring you the latest headlines on mental health and offer tools to share the movement. In this edition, we are getting ready for Women's History Month in March with a focus on how women are using their voices to promote mental health along with related resources from EMM and our partners. 

First Lady Pens Compelling Op-Ed

Michelle Obama is working to change the conversation around mental health. In a recent editorial piece she writes how the Affordable Care Act helps patients get the help they need, including children and veterans. Read her stand on mental health...

Princess Kate Speaks Out for Children's Mental Health

Kate Middleton joined Huffington Post UK as a guest editor this month to spotlight children's mental health in a series called "Young Minds Matter." Watch her video statement...

Podcast Uses Humor to Bring Awareness to Depression

Through their Blue Woman Group podcast, comedians Aparna Nancherla and Jacqueline Novak shatter the stigma around depression with humor and heart. Listen to the podcast...

Photo Series Highlights Postpartum Depression

The photographer's series "The True Faces of Depression" is her way to create conversations to be aware of disorders that affect women, especially after childbirth. View the project here...

Investing in Student Mental Health Pays Off

According to a recent RAND Corporation study, the California Mental Health Services Authority's (CalMHSA) investment in student mental health programs decreases drop out rates and contributes to graduate success. Download the infographic...

March Focus: Women's Mental Health

Women are natural caretakers, often putting others' needs before their own. In addition to focusing on their loved ones, it is just as important for women to take care of their own mental health, too. Each Mind Matters compiled a few resources to start a dialogue and encourage women to reach out for support when needed. 

Visit the EMM Blog 

The weekly Each Mind Matters blog highlights a variety of mental health topics. Check out some recent guest blogs related to women's health: "Supporting Women in the 4th Trimester" and "7 Mind-Body Techniques that Help with Depression." Follow us for more helpful info...
Each Mind Matters: Charlotte's Story

Testimonial Video

Each Mind Matters hosts a collection of stories featuring hope, resilience and recovery. In this video, Charlotte exposes her struggle navigating the military as a woman and her mental health challenges that arose from that battle. Watch her story...

SAMHSA's Women and Children Resources 

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) provide resources to address the behavioral health and recovery of women and their families. Visit their page... 

Write Your Pledge Today!

Use your voice to help end the stigma around mental health. Take the Each Mind Matters pledge to strengthen the impact of California's Mental Health Movement. If you need some inspiration, visit our pledge wall to read what others have written to support mental health. When you're ready, take the pledge...
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