Entries by Aria Morgan

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Maternal Mental Health Awareness

Did you know that May is maternal mental health awareness month? This month-long campaign is an effort to bring to light the mental health changes that new mothers can experience before, during, and especially after giving birth! Most people know that some moms can experience “the baby blues” right after welcoming their new bundles of […]

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Child Abuse Prevention Month

 Child Abuse Prevention   According to the Children’s Bureau 2019 Maltreatment Report, approximately 2 million children received prevention services in 2019. Approximately 1.3 million children received post-response services (such as family preservation, family support, or foster care) because of needs discovered during an investigation or alternative response. During Federal fiscal year 2019, fewer than one-quarter […]

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Alcohol Use Disorder Prevention and Treatment

What is alcohol use disorder? A chronic disease characterized by uncontrolled drinking and preoccupation with alcohol.  Symptoms include a strong need or urge to use alcohol. Those with alcohol use disorder may have problems controlling their drinking, continue to use alcohol even when it causes problems, or have withdrawal symptoms when they rapidly decrease or […]


Adjustment Disorders: When should I seek treatment?

So, what are adjustment disorders? Adjustment disorders are characterized by mild to moderate impairment and can often be felt as depression and/ or anxiety, feeling hopeless, crying, worrying also more physical symptoms such as headaches and stomach aches. In children and adolescents these symptoms can also include acting out, being more clingy and more irritable […]


PTSD 101 – Tips for Teachers, School Staff, & Counselors

PTSD also known as Posttraumatic Stress Disorder is a psychological disorder that happens when one has experienced or witnessed a traumatic event. Traumatic events include: a serious accident, war/combat, rape, natural disaster, a terrorist act, threatened with death, sexual violence, or serious injury.   There are four main categories for PTSD symptoms, however, they can vary […]