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Category : Ranna Parekh, M.D.

Celebrating Women’s History Month and Resilience

Women’s History Month highlights the contributions of women to events in history and modern society. Initially a weeklong celebration in 1980, it quickly evolved into a month in 1987 when the nonprofit organization, National Women’s History Project (NWHP) successfully lobbied Congress. Today, Women’s History Month is celebrated during March in the United States and other countries and corresponds with International Women’s Day on March 8. The 2019 theme is “Visionary women: Champions of Peace and Nonviolence.”

Bereavement: A Process of Saying Good-bye

Bereavement is the healthy process of saying good-bye and may include all or some of the Kubler Ross stages: Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression and ultimately, Acceptance. While moving toward acceptance is not always linear, the feelings are all intense and seemingly unique, thus cementing the importance of that person’s being in your life.

Diversity Mental Health Month: Cultural Competency Key to Better Outcomes

This month is the American Psychiatric Association’s Diversity Mental Health Month, when we take time to appreciate diversity, raise awareness of the unique mental health issues facing diverse populations, and work to eliminate mental health disparities.