Self-Care Practices

Amalya Tagakchyan: Breaking the Stigma: Overcoming Taboos Surrounding Mental Health

Episode #173

Today I’m joined by Amalya Tagakchyan, a mental health professional, who shares her journey into the field and the difference between mental health and mental illness. Amalya shares her personal experiences and explains that mental health encompasses overall well-being, while mental illness refers to diagnosed conditions that significantly impair functioning. We discuss the importance of seeking help for mental health issues and creating a supportive environment for loved ones. Amalya also emphasizes the need for communication and connection in supporting someone struggling with their mental health. We touch on cultural taboos and shame surrounding mental health and the importance of breaking these cycles. Amalya concludes by encouraging us to prioritize our mental health and cultivate self-compassion.


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