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Discovering Bipolar at 25

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.

Columbia University and The New York Public Library have launched a public health initiative—in partnership with the National Black Leadership Commission on Health (Black Health)—to bring free education and resources to New York City residents who face lack of access and cultural barriers to behavioral health care.

The Community Mental Health Project, supported by the Leon Levy Foundation, aims to reduce the distress and trauma in the city’s racially and ethnically diverse communities that have borne the brunt of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The initiative consist of series of animated videos focusing on mental health wellness and self-care. The first two videos of 10 planned for the series. The topics address mental health concerns identified in discussions with community members, ranging from mental illness and addiction to stigma in seeking treatment and care.