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A #mentalhealth and storytelling newsletter for immigrants, refugees & next-gens from @fizapirani & @CarterFellows. Join: https://t.co/1B33bKAQQu 💌

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"You could say I’ve been identity-confused for a majority of my life." https://t.co/xQCeSptwHc via @mtlajeunesse @TeenVogue"The duty I feel toward my family is entrenched in guilt and obedience because of what they sacrificed... But what… https://t.co/2adWAGulij"I wondered how she feels about her Korean-ness. How Korean has she felt at different points in her life?" -… https://t.co/iWb1BAcECu“A book can transport you from the pesky thoughts antagonizing your mind and into an entirely new landscape in some… https://t.co/NBv4QtxDDWCheck out The Burnout Effect, @ZORAMag's look at the pressures to perform and produce in an already chaotic world. https://t.co/gqgKRa3skT"Eiii is a sound many Ghanaians make several times a day. Depending on the context and tone, it can mean either tha… https://t.co/45XlR1cydp"You make yourself invisible because there is comfort and safety in your accented words not being heard," writes… https://t.co/PebOm9vGYJ“I am touching the faces of my friends, we are/each one of us touching, & even in the dream/we are afraid.” -… https://t.co/W6AfM8QB9vEach week, @jenyamato and @frankshyong interview a different guest about what being Asian American means to them. M… https://t.co/SD63rnEmMEAre you a reporter or writer covering #mentalhealth or #mentalillness? Do you know someone who is? Let us know so w… https://t.co/1R1gTaDDlJ
7/3
2020
"For many, going to therapy is hard enough without also running into the pastor’s wife, your niece’s best friend, o… https://t.co/mGhxeGD6CYFree resources to help you manage any anxiety you might be feeling, with daily meditations and expert Q&As:… https://t.co/1HjVHm6ZGx"My therapist used to tell me that PTSD is only a mental illness in times of peace... But in times of crisis, PTSD… https://t.co/fWUuHhhaXV$2048 to apply to 5 #ClinicalPsych PhD programs $370 = application fees $265 = taking/sending GRE $935 = travel fo… https://t.co/f8uA8P0add
Retweeted by Foreign Bodies“All the time that my father could not spend with me, I spend with my son.” - @viet_t_nguyen https://t.co/BIRi7GieVYAs immigrants, we’re taught to power through when the going gets tough. https://t.co/qNvd0s6YgZ via @pensignalIn the days leading up to my trip to New York earlier this month, I woke up with blood on my pillow. https://t.co/BWafb7rNHEHelp us in our mission to de-stigmatize #mentalillness in immigrant communities through storytelling? https://t.co/wZ7eFlx966"If the goal is to honor the dead, how can we succeed when all the options involve disposing of those who’ve passed… https://t.co/Vu308h74Ps"Stock photos are not just pictures. They are the symbols for normalcy and the assumptions of what is ordinary." -… https://t.co/CxwHE8heiP“The dearth of Indian and South Asian contemporary art in museums is connected to who decides what is considered ‘a… https://t.co/CV92MQycyB
7/2
2020
very excited to share our next @4nbodies giveaway pick: @PKhakpour's BROWN ALBUM! https://t.co/vfW4fvsXf9
Retweeted by Foreign Bodies“Perhaps, in never speaking of this history to his American-born children, my father believed, falsely, that he was… https://t.co/4f3i5qp1ng“Back then, it was mostly about religion. Now, it’s about religion, gender, caste, money. Stories about movement ar… https://t.co/YdXwsfWB2tAre you thinking about starting therapy? Or don't know how to talk to your family about your depression? Are you st… https://t.co/hw5vPsNzN7"I was determined to prove that I was strong enough to persevere on my own. If I could just work a little harder...… https://t.co/drFK3DmA2T"My mom would take me to church services she believed could help heal my blindness. To say it was awkward is an und… https://t.co/kH2UTRKnUd“Black people have been devalued in the world on structural and societal levels," says @SheilaRKiss. "The dirty lit… https://t.co/4GpxaW26u4“In my native Gusii language, there isn’t a single phrase for a sense of belonging." - @novumpre https://t.co/8SHymaxmj1 via @longreadsAs a relative newcomer to LA, I enjoyed this piece: https://t.co/8NIqcx9nMz Thanks or the recommendation @4nbodies <3
Retweeted by Foreign Bodies"The magic of newsletters, I think, is how they cut through the noise of social media and establish this consistent… https://t.co/JMkCZJeKmx
7/1
2020
“I am touching the faces of my friends, we are/each one of us touching, & even in the dream/we are afraid.” -… https://t.co/rzAyQLs5p3first up, an impeccable work of fiction (translated) by @Mukasonga on the Rwandan genocide. "Did you come to see th… https://t.co/8bxqiEzC2c
Retweeted by Foreign BodiesIt's common for young immigrants or children of immigrants to feel they're not accepted in their countries *and* fe… https://t.co/fB1L6hBQCUEnroll in @Yale's free happiness course, The Science of Well-Being, at @coursera: https://t.co/EJw89aZRelWhat exactly does it mean to say that someone is behaving a certain way because they’re possessed by a spirit? https://t.co/6CJ7sF3LgpCatch up on our latest issues! https://t.co/3BWE5sfoBk"Nothing about my case, according to my doctor, indicated that I was in danger of dying anytime soon. Instead, what… https://t.co/P5GFjCxQtLHelp us in our mission to de-stigmatize #mentalillness in immigrant communities through storytelling? https://t.co/g9NBoP96xS"The more you stress, the more vulnerable you can become to viruses, because stress can dampen your immune response… https://t.co/I0HwwkrnjX"While we are all justifiably concerned for our own children in these fraught times, we must not forget this partic… https://t.co/W72NWp8ElCNot sure if you want to subscribe to our monthly emails? Inbox overwhelmed with unread newsletters? We feel ya! Rea… https://t.co/JY2kfKymNL
6/30
2020
Latinxs are disproportionately affected by chronic illnesses, writes @AdrianaMaestas. https://t.co/m2UER5eLGh via @zoramaghi! this week's @4nbodies roundup of must-reads, resources and shouts is live <3 will share highlights later tonigh… https://t.co/PZ5dqnPVs9
Retweeted by Foreign BodiesKids of immigrants inherit our parents’ trauma but will never fully understand it, and that’s often overlooked in b… https://t.co/FYMqWqvkB6 @4nbodies @brittneymac15 @TeenVogue Lets dive into the mental health benefits of gratitude with this article.… https://t.co/VZWfOGRoTK
Retweeted by Foreign Bodies“Not only will they have trouble providing for themselves; they will also be unable to send money back home to thos… https://t.co/3p5rwZX2z8Research shows that cataloguing your gratitude could improve your mental health, writes @brittneymac15.… https://t.co/19G5by9JV4Read some of our favorite stories from immigrants detailing their experiences with mental illness. And recommend yo… https://t.co/OSJYfehTcV"As I continued to hopscotch between different cultures, I learned that happiness, as well as other states of menta… https://t.co/BXwVQJbYi2"Ama la, I know I have to serve the tea. Please don’t scold me;/My identity is unstable." Chime Lama for @aaww: https://t.co/WN09imnOhz"I was determined to prove that I was strong enough to persevere on my own. If I could just work a little harder...… https://t.co/byD8nOiOIo
6/29
2020
Welcome to #ForeignBodies! About us: Our monthly newsletters focus on unique immigrant experiences + how they inter… https://t.co/eknHwv5nyw
6/28
2020
Enroll in @Yale's free happiness course, The Science of Well-Being, at @coursera: https://t.co/CjXa0mQnPyWhat exactly does it mean to say that someone is behaving a certain way because they’re possessed by a spirit? https://t.co/YnFikEATKb“Not only will they have trouble providing for themselves; they will also be unable to send money back home to thos… https://t.co/m3J5OludmwAre you a reporter or writer covering #mentalhealth or #mentalillness? Do you know someone who is? Let us know so w… https://t.co/e7CpCDo2pWAre you thinking about starting therapy? Or don't know how to talk to your family about your depression? Are you st… https://t.co/b6SVORmCDW"My mom would take me to church services she believed could help heal my blindness. To say it was awkward is an und… https://t.co/vbxnwYs5X1Do you have a favorite book, collection of essays or poetry from an immigrant writer that you would recommend to so… https://t.co/34kBTuYskqHelp us in our mission to de-stigmatize #mentalillness in immigrant communities through storytelling? https://t.co/GUxwpKROcu
6/27
2020
One in 10 LGBTQ+ adults is an immigrant, and a third of LGBTQ+ immigrants are undocumented, according to… https://t.co/wiwfm1KrWsWhy is so-called confidential information between therapists and minor asylum seekers being shared with the governm… https://t.co/2OXoCb2wL6"People with a family history of mental illness may wonder if they are destined to inherit the same one they’ve wat… https://t.co/FHCQNpfHd0The binary approach to mental health — talk therapy is correct; repression is wrong — isn’t helpful when presented… https://t.co/39hg3agHVoWhen one limb suffers, the whole body feels it. Dissecting the internalization of global tragedy: https://t.co/pHHwGRfF6y"How many times have I been reluctant to speak up about a comment that bothered me? What kind of political statemen… https://t.co/PEcEJtuG1u"I was determined to prove that I was strong enough to persevere on my own. If I could just work a little harder...… https://t.co/VvTZxreBpF"I didn’t know my mother-tongue wasn’t considered an 'official' language in my country until I started going to sch… https://t.co/PHaDLLfKmq"Papo stole a car so he wouldn’t be late for school." Poetry by Martín Espada in @guernicamag: https://t.co/CKr4UnifU6Elisabet Velasquez became increasingly aware of her mother’s mental illness when she began working in the field her… https://t.co/73RFz3LdIdWe don’t tell people in anaphylactic shock to let go of their Epipens and let God take over. We don't trade potenti… https://t.co/JTALyC0yiG
6/26
2020
"My only wish is for more of us to recognise we are worthy beyond our finances, to take the day off, to switch jobs… https://t.co/tt1xJwDwxqThis weekend, I'll be going thru my @4nbodies budget to figure out plans beyond Sept 2020. In the meantime, if you'… https://t.co/DDKcPYgNBu
Retweeted by Foreign Bodies"Do my loved ones buried in Iran, my generational roots in the land, allow the country to continue to feel like hom… https://t.co/GMdbVhYlgF“‘I can tell you that the symptoms look identical,’ says Dattilo. ‘When someone describes the symptoms of burnout,… https://t.co/SLTixTcWeuResearch shows that cataloguing your gratitude could improve your mental health, writes @brittneymac15.… https://t.co/WRSRcF5YPh"But dad, what about your anger?" https://t.co/qKQO2OR3QRHelp us in our mission to de-stigmatize #mentalillness in immigrant communities through storytelling? https://t.co/VTjgL0spom
6/25
2020
“Not only will they have trouble providing for themselves; they will also be unable to send money back home to thos… https://t.co/urH2dgyM5IAre you a reporter or writer covering #mentalhealth or #mentalillness? Do you know someone who is? Let us know so w… https://t.co/ur7IlTeKPAEnroll in @Yale's free happiness course, The Science of Well-Being, at @coursera: https://t.co/zyrLau1YcUWhat exactly does it mean to say that someone is behaving a certain way because they’re possessed by a spirit? https://t.co/rTZ3rejp2QCultural stigma isn't the only barrier to mental health care among immigrants. We need to keep an eye on both lingu… https://t.co/FTlKpbatsn"My mom would take me to church services she believed could help heal my blindness. To say it was awkward is an und… https://t.co/yOJVlWthVOAre you thinking about starting therapy? Or don't know how to talk to your family about your depression? Are you st… https://t.co/I5Bx61Lpzy
6/24
2020
I love this newsletter! I gave it as a gift to my brother, it’s worth it 💯 https://t.co/CUdNVRfASf
Retweeted by Foreign BodiesFrom @malakagharib: https://t.co/MWUooGUR4J via @believermag"My relationship with Nanu was built on silence, yes, but also on a shelf full of stories." - @_jeevikahttps://t.co/xqiXQ5tzhuWhen we think #climatechange, we usually think of the future. But have we considered how it could upend our pasts?… https://t.co/7xtt8z4R79When Meghna told her mom she was depressed, her mom just scoffed. She'd seen far worse cases in the hospital. *They… https://t.co/Imw5WnLfrJPsychotherapist @DrBernasha provides tips for how to remain balanced during this unprecedented time. https://t.co/ZkzKRIsQ4r via @zoramagRead some of our favorite stories from immigrants detailing their experiences with mental illness. And recommend yo… https://t.co/mwJ9I0NEIUIn the days leading up to my trip to New York earlier this month, I woke up with blood on my pillow. https://t.co/XvtCg5wdaQCatch up on our latest issues! https://t.co/RTzssC0D4LHelp us in our mission to de-stigmatize #mentalillness in immigrant communities through storytelling? https://t.co/p5wQsiqz8J"The more you stress, the more vulnerable you can become to viruses, because stress can dampen your immune response… https://t.co/Q5rNW5ebJw"While we are all justifiably concerned for our own children in these fraught times, we must not forget this partic… https://t.co/F0vxIOVZkcNot sure if you want to subscribe to our monthly emails? Inbox overwhelmed with unread newsletters? We feel ya! Rea… https://t.co/NnHLkHNkKH
6/23
2020
Latinxs are disproportionately affected by chronic illnesses, writes @AdrianaMaestas. https://t.co/tzmlnRafyn via @zoramag
6/22
2020

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