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Taking a Closer Look: The Asian American Mental Health Care Experience

Taking a Closer Look: The Asian American Mental Health Care Experience

March 30, 2022

In Howard County, we have the opportunity to surround ourselves with a culturally and ethnically diverse community. With diversity comes differences in experiences, especially in relation to health and wellness. Today the Teen Health Matters podcast will be exploring the Asian American experience in accessing mental health care. We will be joined by Alexandra Kim and Sonia Su as well as our host(s), Behavioral Interns at the Howard County Health Department, to further explore this topic. 

Accessing Mental Health Care: Overcoming Obstacles and Asking for Help

Accessing Mental Health Care: Overcoming Obstacles and Asking for Help

February 16, 2022

What happens after you recognize you need help? Who can you go to to receive support? As important as mental health is, it can be difficult to find a suitable care for a multitude of reasons. In this episode of our the Teen Health Matters podcast, we discuss the importance of accessing adequate mental health care with Rebecca Dietz and Ash Kim.

Finding Belongingness: Creating Connections and Fostering Hope

Finding Belongingness: Creating Connections and Fostering Hope

December 8, 2021

Throughout our lives, we deal with constant change and have to adapt to new environments. Between all of the sounds of life, it can be hard to feel heard. How can we cope with isolation? What is our community doing to promote belongingness? Join us for a conversation with Kristen, Chloe, and Michelle to hear about their personal stories of belongingness!

It‘s Ok to Ask: How to Have a Conversation About Mental Health

It‘s Ok to Ask: How to Have a Conversation About Mental Health

October 6, 2021

 It can be hard to talk about feelings like sadness, hopelessness, and depression, but these emotions are natural parts of being human. How do you have tough conversations about mental health and suicide? Where can you go to get support for yourself or a loved one who might be struggling? Join us for a conversation with Ashlyn McNeely and Denise Giuliano of NAMI Howard County to hear about one personal journey, and how NAMI can help. 

Let’s Talk about Sexual Health!

Let’s Talk about Sexual Health!

July 14, 2021

It’s often hard to talk about sex with a partner, parent, or healthcare provider, but it is essential that young people are empowered to talk about and take control of their sexual health.  Join us for a discussion with the Howard County Health Department’s Reproductive Health Program Supervisor Jenna Mermer and student intern Emma Schreier as we talk about sexual health, things to think about before you have sex, consent, safer sex, birth control, and a walkthrough of a visit to the reproductive health clinic.   

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