Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

1July is more than just beach days and barbecues—it’s Minority Mental Health Awareness Month. This month was dedicated to the unique struggles that underrepresented groups face and the disparity in mental health care. According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), racial and ethnic minority populations are less likely to have access to mental health services.

Normally when we hear “minority”, we ...

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Mental Health Awareness and Stress

1May is Mental Health Awareness Month and has been observed since 1949 by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and various mental health practitioners across the country. According to NAMI 1 in 5 adults in America will experience mental illness this year; that equates to about 6.5 million Americans. It’s an interesting juxtaposition considering the world seems to be falling apart due to the Coronavirus. Although things ...

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March into Wellness

2It’s March, which means the trial months of 2020 are over. The residuals of 2019 are fading. We are here and established in this New Year, which begs the questions: What New Year’s resolutions are you keeping? Which ones are important?

An article published in Forbes by M. Maddock addressed ten different resolutions “successful” people make and keep. This year, ...

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The Holiday Spirit

2Whether you find yourself at a nice friendly gathering, or in a pub full of like-minded strangers, alcohol can sometimes be the unifying factor that makes St. Patrick’s Day so enjoyable. Though holidays like this one can give us an excuse to let loose and celebrate, it also leaves us susceptible to drinking beyond our limits.

March 17th can be potentially used as an ...

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Sleep Loss is Your Loss!

2Restless nights? Constantly tired during the day? Struggling to wind down and get that restful sleep all those “morning people” have somehow mastered? If you could see these bags under my eyes they would tell you, “You’re not alone!” Well, I’ve done the research and am ready to break it down for you. Here’s what you need to know to start ...

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Healthy Eating During the Holidays. Yes, it’s Possible!

k🍴 The holiday season is the most wonderful time of the year for weight gain. The average American gains five pounds or more between Halloween and New Year’s Day. Unfortunately, over time this weight is rarely lost. Exercise helps us to avoid weight gain or to maintain our weight. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) recommends that we engage in 30 minutes ...

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Movember

photo-1563107428-b15d093dfca8Have you ever heard November referred to as Movember and wondered what that is? Movember is the leading charity for men’s health focusing on prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health and suicide prevention. In 2003, Movember began in Melbourne, Australia when two friends were inspired to grow a mustache and raise money for men’s health and prostate cancer. ...

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ADHD Awareness Month

adhd-awareness-month-1200x675October is ADHD Awareness month.  Merriam-Webster defines awareness as knowledge and understanding that something is happening or exists.  Most of us can acknowledge that something is happening or exists because we can see it, feel it, smell it, hear it or taste it with at least one of our five senses.  But Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, also referred to as ...

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Positive Thinking, It’s for Everyone!

photo-1561377330-ec7bfc35c780Eye roll, right? Another article that’s going to tell you about how amazing positive thinking is, and if you could just think more positively you’ll be cured of your depression and anxiety. I get it. It can seem really condescending when you’re struggling and someone tells you that you just need to be more optimistic. Positive thinking is not ...

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