SuperBetter Partners With Psych Hub To Provide Videos About Mental Health

People around the world play SuperBetter to be stronger and more successful at achieving goals and overcoming challenges across many areas of their lives, including their mental health.

Today, we have great news to share — especially for those playing SuperBetter to tackle depression, anxiety and other challenges related to mental health. Psych Hub has partnered with SuperBetter to provide access to a library of high quality educational videos featuring mental health topics. These videos are available at no cost to the SuperBetter Community.

Psych Hub is a mission-aligned organization that has created a library of short, educational videos on various topics related to mental health such as depression, anxiety, bipolar, PTSD, eating disorders, and evidence based treatments. It was founded by Marjorie Morrison, former CEO of PsychArmor Institute, (a non-profit organization dedicated to providing free online courses about an array of issues of interest to the military community and their families), and Patrick J. Kennedy, former congressman of Rhode Island, mental health advocate, and founder of The Kennedy Forum.

Psych Hub’s mission is to spread greater knowledge and awareness about mental health issues and to decrease the stigma associated with them. By combining clinical research with the art of storytelling, Psych Hub videos provide mental health education that is accessible to everyone.

Psych Hub is partnering with respected organizations like SuperBetter as part of its commitment to bringing accurate and reliable information about mental health to a broader audience. As a partner we have our own page on Psych Hub for the SuperBetter Community. On this page are many videos that we think SuperBetter fans and users may find of interest. We invite you to click over, check them out, and share them with your family, friends, colleagues, and communities!

Diabetes: Stigma, Blame and Shame

Diabetes is on the rise in the U.S. While there is awareness about the physical complications of the disease, few healthcare providers and people without diabetes take into account the social stigma attached to diabetes and the toll it takes on patients.

Many people living with diabetes feel blamed and shamed after diagnosis. Society accuses them of bringing the disease to themselves or their children. According to experts, the negative perceptions lead to worse health outcomes and greater distress on the patient. In turn, these lead to increased complications.

Few other diseases carry the social stigma of diabetes. For example, there is no blame attached to cancer. Yet, as many as 76 percent of people with Type 1 and 61 percent of those with Type 2 say they’ve experienced stigma. Forms of stigma include negative portrayals in the media, criticism from family and friends and personal attacks on social media. Even healthcare providers are guilty of stigmatizing their patients.

Fortunately, there are ways to reduce stigma attached to the disease and educate health providers and the public about this growing issue.

Read a more in-depth article about diabetes stigma, blame, and shame in THIS post from Drugwatch.

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