Femme Hive

How to take care of your mental health

Episode Summary

There is still a lot of stigma surrounding mental health. If you are struggling, you might feel too embarrassed to ask for help. You don’t want to be a burden to your loved ones or you don’t even know how to find a good, affordable therapist. Sound familiar? On today’s episode we turn to Mackenzie Drazan, Founder of the mental health non-profit TEAM and CEO & Founder of the startup MiResource. After losing her sister to suicide freshman year of university, Mackenzie has dedicated her life to defeating the stigma surrounding mental illness and increasing access to mental health care. We talk about how mental health awareness is gaining some momentum during this global pandemic and how someone with mental health problems can involve their loved ones in their healing process. Mackenzie and Thamina also vulnerably share their own experiences with PTSD and anxiety attacks. If you are on the fence about whether you should seek professional help, Mackenzie provides some helpful pointers and tips on how to take better care of yourself. Trigger warning: This episode contains information about depression, anxiety and suicide which may be triggering to survivors and loved ones.

Episode Notes

There is still a lot of stigma surrounding mental health. If you are struggling, you might feel too embarrassed to ask for help. You don’t want to be a burden to your loved ones or you don’t even know how to find a good, affordable therapist. Sound familiar? 

On today’s episode we turn to Mackenzie Drazan, Founder of the mental health non-profit TEAM and CEO & Founder of the startup MiResource. After losing her sister to suicide freshman year of university, Mackenzie has dedicated her life to defeating the stigma surrounding mental illness and increasing access to mental health care. 

We talk about how mental health awareness is gaining some momentum during this global pandemic and how someone with mental health problems can involve their loved ones in their healing process. Mackenzie and Thamina also vulnerably share their own experiences with PTSD and anxiety attacks.

If you are on the fence about whether you should seek professional help, Mackenzie provides some helpful pointers and tips on how to take better care of yourself.

Trigger warning: This episode contains information about depression, anxiety and suicide which may be triggering to survivors and loved ones.

Link to Mental Health America online screening

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