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School’s Out

It’s every child and teenager’s favorite day and every parent’s biggest chore: the first day of summer vacation! Memorial day has passed meaning  the unofficial start of summer has begun. Before you know it, we’ll be celebrating the Fourth of July and then preparing for another school year. Summer can be a challenge for most […]


Men’s Health Month

June is annually recognized as Men’s Health Month with the purpose of encouraging early detection and treatment of illnesses among boys and men. Statistically, women are about twice as likely as men to be diagnosed with a mental health issue. However, men are four times more likely than women to commit suicide! This startling statistic […]


Celebrating Pride Month

LGBTQAI (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Asexual, Intersex) Pride Month is celebrated throughout June. Pride Month gives us all an opportunity to increase awareness of LGBTQAI issues and educate the community on the continued prevalence of discrimination against this group of people. Pride Month also provides an opportunity for everyone to show support for the […]


Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day

Each May, Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day is held across the country to help increase public awareness about the needs of children with serious mental illness and severe emotional disturbance. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) created National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day more than a decade ago to shine a national […]


National Mental Health Month

Since 1949, the Mental Health Awareness Organization has recognized May as National Mental Health Month. The goal of this campaign is to raise awareness of mental illness, decrease the stigma surrounding poor mental health, and increase knowledge of resources in the community. Why is Mental Health Important? People may expect those with poor mental health […]


Staying Active for National Minority Health Month

Mental illness does not discriminate. It occurs in all racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups and is the leading cause of disability in the United States. This National Minority Health Month, it is important to remember that mental health is fundamental to overall health and well-being. Every person deserves an equal opportunity to live long, healthy, […]


Helping Children in Crisis

When many hear the word “crisis”, the immediate thought may be a person or situation that is of high intensity and can be dangerous to one’s self or others. This can be true for many instances, however, there are a spectrum of crises that occur on a daily basis for all, especially children.   The […]


3 Tips for Stress Awareness Month

As we recognize Stress Awareness Month throughout April, we want to use this time to discuss how stress affects our mental and physical health and provide some helpful methods to manage daily and chronic stress. Since everybody comes from different experiences and opinions, there is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to stress prevention. With the […]


National Alcohol Screening Day

National Alcohol Screening Day is observed every year on April 5 in an effort to educate communities on alcohol addiction and recovery. Every year presents a new opportunity to decrease the stigmas and misunderstandings about alcohol addiction in order to dismantle the barriers to proper treatment and recovery. What is an Alcohol Screening? A screening […]


National Youth Violence Prevention Week

This year, National Youth Violence Prevention Week is being observed from April 8 through April 12.  Founded in 2001 by SAVE (Students Against Violence Everywhere), National Youth Violence Prevention Week is designed to raise awareness of this issue and educate youth and communities on effective strategies to prevent youth violence before it happens. The Facts […]