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Mental Illness Awareness Week, October 7-13

Mental Illness Awareness Week, October 7-13

According to Mental Health America’s latest data, 18% of adults have a mental health condition. This equates to over 43 million Americans. Mental Illness Awareness Week, October 7-13, serves to heighten awareness about the importance of positive mental health. One in five Americans is affected by mental health concerns. You probably go to the doctor … Read More

Substance Abuse and Mental Health

Substance Abuse and Mental Health

Substance abuse and mental health can be linked in numerous ways. People struggling with a mental health condition may turn to drugs and alcohol for immediate, short-term relief rather than pursuing treatment for the underlying mental health issue. These are short-term solutions to the symptoms and not the problem. Soon, you’re on a path toward … Read More

Hurricane typhoon over planet Earth viewed from space. Elements of image are furnished by NASA.

Hurricane Florence Prep

You can’t stop a tropical storm or hurricane, but you can take steps now to protect you and your family. If you live in areas at risk, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) encourages you to begin preparing for hurricane season. The Atlantic hurricane season is June 1 through November 30 each year. … Read More

Inner Strength: The Path to Self-Esteem

Inner Strength: The Path to Self-Esteem

Do you want to feel better about yourself? You can learn how to build self-esteem and raise your confidence by building inner strength. Try these tips: Outline your goals and accomplish them. Each time you get to check something off your to-do list, you’re going to feel great about yourself and your accomplishments. Practice being … Read More

The Power of Perspective

The Power of Perspective

There are times in everyone’s life where nothing seems to be going as planned. Often one or two significant challenges or setbacks can distort the way we view the present. Negative thoughts can skew our perception of the world around us and prevent us from having a healthy perspective on life. Your outlook on a … Read More

Keep Calm and Color On

Keep Calm and Color On

One of the hottest trends in stress management in the past year has been coloring books for adults. If you have not seen these, they often feature intricate black-and-white designs that are best completed with vivid colored pencils or fine markers. A recent search of Amazon returned 70,000 options to choose from. While parents have … Read More

Dealing with Depression

Depression is a medical disorder with a biological or chemical basis that affects thoughts, moods, feelings, behavior and physical health. Depression may occur with no identifiable cause or be triggered by a life event. Depression affects more than 18 million Americans of all ages and races and may occur only once or may be a … Read More

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Month

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Month

June is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Month. Here are some facts from the PTSD Journal:  PTSD is our body’s reaction to a traumatic event. Symptoms are both physical and psychological. Symptoms may include: nightmares or unwanted memories of the trauma, avoidance of situations that bring back memories of the trauma, heightened reactions, anxiety, or … Read More

Mental Health Month Resources

Mental Health Month Resources

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has designated the month of May as Mental Health Month. This is a time set aside to recognize the importance of self-care practices aimed at our mental health. It is also a time when we promote the importance of eliminating the stigma associated with seeking care for our … Read More

Embrace Your Mental Health

Embrace Your Mental Health

When we think of the concept of well-being, we often think of our physical health. It’s easy to count the number of steps we take each day and set a goal to add a few more. Mental health is a little more elusive. Having poor mental health does not have to equate to having a … Read More

Cheerful mid adult Hispanic female volunteer accepts a canned food donation during community food drive. She is wearing a gray volunteer t-shirt. Her friends are volunteering in the background.

April is Volunteer Awareness Month

One of the things that makes our country great is the fact that so many people support one another through volunteering to make a difference in their communities. Volunteerism has grown into a national value and helps to improve our communities through providing support for much needed services and causes. This national value seems to … Read More