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PTSD Awareness Month: What You May Not Know About PTSD

June 27th, 2018

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a psychological disorder that affects some people after they have experienced or witnessed a traumatic event. People who live with PTSD experience persistent disturbances in their thoughts, emotions, sensations, and habits that last long after the traumatic event. In honor of PTSD Awareness Month, here’s a few things you might […]

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Infographic: Opioid Crisis & Mental Health

June 12th, 2018

Reprinted with permission of PESI About PESI As a non-profit organization, PESI’s mission is to provide education for the general public, public organizations, private industries, students and professionals and assist them in acquiring, developing and enhancing their knowledge and skills. We maintain the most robust continuing education library available for mental health, rehab and health […]

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Social Media and Our Mental Health: Are We Sacrificing Our Health Along with Our Time?

June 2nd, 2018

The number of Americans who utilize social media platforms is staggering. According to the latest data from the Pew Research Center, 73 percent of U.S. adults use YouTube, 68 percent use Facebook, 35 percent use Instagram, 29 percent use Pinterest, 27 percent use Snapchat, 25 percent use LinkedIn, 24 percent use Twitter, and 22 percent […]

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Schizophrenia Awareness Week: Myths and Facts

May 14th, 2018

Schizophrenia is a brain disorder that, as of 2009, affects about 1% of the global population and about 1.2% of Americans. Schizophrenia is characterized by hallucinations (feeling, seeing, or healing something that is not present) and/or delusions (false beliefs that are disconnected from reality). It is a serious and chronic mental illness that can be […]

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Stress Awareness Month: Stress Less with these Tips

April 16th, 2018

Whether it’s job stress, issues with your family or balancing life in general, stress can affect your body, leading to manifestations in both mental and physical ways. Stress can lead to headaches, sleep issues/insomnia, muscle pain, fatigue, and even chest pain. The physical symptoms often emerge from mental strain of stress in your daily life. […]

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April is Counseling Awareness Month

April 6th, 2018

It’s counseling awareness month! Too often, individuals see counseling as a last resort, something to consider only when life has become overwhelming. If you have a loved one struggling with mental health and/or substance use disorder, you may be certain that they could benefit from counseling… but what about you? Family members and friends need […]

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Recognizing the Signs of Mental Illness

April 2nd, 2018

If you are feeling isolated or insecure because you believe you may be suffering from a mental illness, know that you are not alone. Mental illness is defined, broadly, as a disease that causes mild to severe disturbances in thought and/or behavior, resulting in an inability to cope with life’s ordinary demands and routines. The […]

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Being Mindful Reduces Stress

March 16th, 2018

Mindfulness is a buzz word in the world of self-care. You don’t have to sit cross-legged, inhaling incense, to be mindful. Mindfulness can be practiced anywhere, anytime. It’s an experience of awareness that has been practiced across millennia, religious traditions, and modern workplaces. What is mindfulness? Mindfulness is simply the ability to be fully present in […]

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