Shining a Light on Mental Health Issues

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Author Cynthia Rapazzini, Ph.D., provides a guide to good mental health and wellness in her new book

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If we can just help people over that first, big hurdle of reaching out, the road gets much easier.

According to counselor and consultant Cynthia Rapazzini, Ph.D., there are several contributing factors that stop individuals from reaching out for help with mental illness: fear, stigma, misconceptions, lack of knowledge, access and embarrassment.

In “It’s All About You: A Guide to Good Mental Health and Wellness,” Dr. Rapazzini attempts to reach those that want information about mental health, but aren’t comfortable talking about it.

“One in five adults has a diagnosable mental health concern,” Dr. Rapazzini said. “This is a resource that can be the first step in obtaining help for an individual or their loved one.”

Intended to open up dialogue about mental health and reduce stigma and fear, Dr. Rapazzini’s book comes not only from her experience as a counselor and health professional, but also from her personal journey.

“When my son received a serious diagnosis,” Dr. Rapazzini said, “I experienced depression and anxiety. I was very apprehensive to get help, especially working in the profession. If we can just help people over that first, big hurdle of reaching out, the road gets much easier.”

“It’s All About You”
By Cynthia Rapazzini, Ph.D.
ISBN: 978-1-5043-8579-4
Available at Balboa Press and Amazon

About the author
Cynthia Rapazzini, Ph.D., works as a consultant and a counselor, connecting individuals to mental health resources and services through awareness. She hosted an internet radio talk show, and holds mental wellness workshops and seminars in her community. Dr. Rapazzini earned a B.S. in Business Management, M.A. in Education, and a Ph.D. in Human Services. For more information about the author or her book, visit: or

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