If you have a loved one that has struggled with drug or alcohol addiction, you know that the entire family is deeply affected. Families often live in fear of death or serious injury. There are legal issues and financial strains. There are mental health implications. There is relational conflict and family structure changes. Because of […]

As many of us have probably heard before, physical activity can greatly improve and be a positive support for mental health. This is not just a cliché saying. Research has revealed that physical activity can reduce, and maybe even ward off, depression, anxiety, and other psychological ailments.  Exercise has been shown to have profound effects […]

What is the stigma behind suicide? Here are a few marked differences in stigmas: -Stigma: “A Mark that denotes a shameful quality in the individual so marked, or a quality that is considered to be shameful in a certain individual” -Social Stigma: “Prejudicial attitudes and discriminating behavior directed towards individuals with mental health problems as […]

Receiving culturally competent mental health care is not only important, but often critical for many individuals (especially POC communities). However, what is cultural competency? Cultural competency means that, as a provider, one is able to interact effectively with people of different cultures, by incorporating their unique beliefs, behaviors, and needs into their diagnosis and treatment […]

Work, paying bills, cleaning, cooking, shopping, exercising, getting enough sleep, and taking care of children are just some of the things millions of Americans do each day and it is easy to be overwhelmed. It can feel impossible to get everything done, let alone take care of yourself – especially if you’re already struggling with […]