Getting Real About Mental Wellness
“There’s a complex relationship between mental and sexual health. Although close to 90% of people living with herpes do not know they have it, those that have been diagnosed are twice as likely to be depressed than adults who have not been diagnosed.” Priscilla Maria Gutierrez writes in The Confess Project – Intersection of Race STIs and Mental Health.
Priscilla and I speak more on the mental health piece on this week’s episode of Something Positive for Positive People. She and I discuss how what we think someone who’s depressed may look like isn’t always the same across cultures. Each individual has a unique experience and therefore their expression of what’s happening with them mentally may not be what we’re looking for when we are looking to help.
We preface statements with “I am not a therapist” throughout this episode. We only scratch the surface of our own experiences with mental wellness. This is a useful conversation to expand perspective. We don’t just want to have conversations about mental health. We want to encourage education directly so that we can best support others and take care of ourselves with the awareness that others could be going through something.
Enjoy this episode where Priscilla, the Mentally Real Mami and myself are Getting Real About Mental Wellness.
Enjoy and stay sex positive.