Community Mental Health Project

CPI has worked with the Department of Psychiatry at Columbia University, the New York Public Library and Black Health to develop this series of 10 short animations.  While everyone can use and benefit from these videos, this project has been created by and for Black and Latinx/a/o New Yorkers, communities that have experienced the highest health disparities and impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic.

 

This series was made possible through support from the Leon Levy Foundation.

1. Let's Talk About Mental Health Wellness

Mental Health? Wellness? Mental Illness? Do you ever feel like all of these terms are just too confusing? Find out more about your thoughts and feelings in simple terms.

1. Hablemos de Bienestar y Salud Mental

¿Salud mental? ¿Bienestar? ¿Enfermedad mental? ¿Alguna vez has sentido que todos estos términos son demasiado confusos? Obtén más información sobre tus pensamientos y sentimientos en términos simples.

2. Interrupting Our Mental Health Stigma

What is stigma? How is it harmful and what can we do to change the conversation around our mental health?

3. Self-Care

Life is busy! Sometimes it feels like we can’t spare even a minute for ourselves. But you can’t take care of your family, friends, job, or anything else if you are struggling. Learn some ways to better care for YOU and thrive for the people in your life.

3. ¿Que es el Autocuidado y Por Que es Importante?

¡A veces nuestra vida puede ser agobiadora! Parece ser que no nos podemos dedicar ni un minuto a nosotros mismos. Pero tampoco puedes cuidar de tu familia, amistades, trabajo o cualquier otra cosa si tienes problemas. Aprende algunas formas de CUIDARTE mejor y prosperar para atender a las personas de tu vida.

4. You're Not Alone: Finding Support & Resources

Staying connected and social during the pandemic is so important. But it's been tough. It can be confusing to even know where to start! But sometimes, you just gotta take the first step. Check out some easy ways you can get connected.

4. No es Necesario Hacerlo en la Soledad: Cómo Buscar Apoyo y Recursos

Mantenernos conectados y sociales durante la pandemia es muy importante. Pero ha sido difícil. ¡Puede ser confuso saber por dónde empezar! Pero a veces, solo tienes que dar el primer paso. Descubre algunas formas sencillas en las que puedes conectarte

5. You Don't Have To Go Through It Alone: Resources For Older Adults and Seniors

Older adults have had a tough time in the pandemic. Many don’t get to see their friends, family, or place of worship. If you’re an older adult (or have an older adult in your life), find out about resources for how to stay connected in the pandemic and beyond!

5. No es Necesario Hacerlo en Soledad: Recursos para Personas Mayores

Los adultos mayores han tenido momentos difíciles durante esta pandemia. Muchos no pueden ver a sus amistades, familiares o templos religiosos. Si eres un adulto mayor (o tienes un adulto mayor en tu vida), descubre recursos sobre cómo mantenerse conectado durante la pandemia y en el futuro.

6. Overcoming the Mental Health Stigma We Grew Up With

This video is made for older adults by older adults. We talk about some of the ideas we grew up with, how they affect our mental wellness, and the ways they influence our treatment of friends, family, and ourselves.

7. Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Young Adult Lives

Teens and young adults have had a rough time throughout this pandemic with all the stress, uncertainty, and missed opportunities. It seems like no one can catch a break. If you’re a teen or young adult struggling, know you’re not alone. See people your age talk about their issues and how to address them.

8. Feeling Misunderstood

“The adults in my life just don’t seem to get me!” Does this sound familiar? Sometimes it can feel like we’re talking to a wall when trying to express our feelings or point of view. This video is here to remind us that we’re not alone and our feelings and experiences are valid!

9. Young People Seeking Support: Starting the Conversation

When we’re struggling, one of the most important things we can do is talk to someone. But starting that conversation can be hard! Here are some tips for teens and adults for having conversations about mental health. One conversation can make all the difference.

9. Personas Jóvenes en Busca de Apoyo: Cómo Comenzar la Conversación

Cuando estamos enfrentando desafíos, una de las cosas más importante que podemos hacer es hablar con alguien. ¡Pero iniciar una conversación puede ser difícil! Descubre algunos consejos sobre cómo abordar conversaciones sobre la salud mental con adolescentes y adultos. Una conversación puede marcar la diferencia.

10. How Adults Can Help or Hurt: Listening to Young People

The best thing we can do for our teens is listen to them, but starting the conversation isn’t always easy. This video offers tips on how to start a supportive, open conversation with teens about their mental wellness. Being a teen is harder than it looks!

10. Cómo Pueden Ayudar o Hacer Daño las Personas Adultas: Escuchar a las Personas Jóvenes

Lo mejor que podemos hacer para nuestros adolescentes es escucharlos, pero iniciar una conversación no siempre es fácil. Este video ofrece consejos sobre cómo iniciar una conversación abierta y alentadora con adolescentes sobre el bienestar mental. ¡Ser adolescente es más difícil de lo que parece!