46 million people around the world are impacted by Bipolar disorder. An estimated 2.8% of Americans are diagnosed with Bipolar disorder annually. Research has shown that individuals diagnosed with Bipolar disorder are 15-17% more likely to end life by suicide. In this video, our clinician Wali Abdul Hanifzai provided psycho-education on Bipolar I & II in the native Afghan language (Pashto) to raise awareness.
Bullying is a serious problems that effects countless children and adults. Our clinician Wali Abdul Hanifzai addresses in Dari signs and symptoms of bullying in children and young adults for parents to look out for. Bullying has been linked to a variety of mental health problems such as anxiety, depression, and PTSD. Victims of bullying tend to suffer from poor self-esteem that leads to ruminating negative thoughts. In addition, victims of bullying may become bullies themselves to gain control and feel power. This behavior can perpetuate the cycle of bullying.
Wali Abdul Hanifzai, discusses memory loss and depression amongst refugees in Dari. It is not uncommon for refugees and immigrants who undergo traumatic migration to struggle with remembering details pre and post migration. Many times, the body copes with a traumatic event by strategically blocking memories and experiences.
Hear our clinician Wali Abdul Hanifzai discuss forgetfulness amongst Afghan refugees in Pashto. Forgetfulness and short-term memory loss has been associated with depression. Multiple studies have found that depressive thoughts and traumatic experiences are associated with memory capacity deficiencies. Therapy and lifestyle changes can improve forgetfulness. If you have more questions about memory loss, reach out, we’re here for you.
Learn the impact of shame on boys/men and future relationships and how to begin the journey of healing. Our guest speaker Dr. Joshua Mason is a clinical psychologist who works with boys and men in his practice and helps them experience and express emotions in a healthy manner.
Dr. Ahmad sheds light on how to provide treatment to clients who feel ashamed of struggling with postpartum depression.
Mr. Brandon Lee discusses institutionalized racism in the United States and how Implicit Bias has impacted the lives of the Black Community. Mr. Lee addressed how to support the Black community and provided mental health resources.
Mr. Manny Raya, a Professor of Philosophy will shed light on how his journey started and where it led him. An important discussion focusing on drugs, gangs, incarceration and resiliency. An inspirational story to motivate those filling stuck in their own barriers and instilling hope for those at the edge of giving up.
Our guest speakers Sheikh Tarik Ata, Hoda Shawky, RN, alongside Qazizada Foundation staff Lamba Aziz-Hanifzai, LMFT and Wali Abdul Hanifzai, MSW will shed light on how parents can improve their relationships within the family, find support within their communities, find resources, take care of their own mental health, assist with their children's online learning (zoom classes), and stay up-to-date with COVID-19 regulations and updates.
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