National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week

National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week

National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week is an annual health observance week, targeted toward teenagers, connects teens with a variety of resources to demystify information about drugs and alcohol, influenced by the internet, social media, TV, movies, music and friends....
What To Know About COVID-19

What To Know About COVID-19

COIVD-19, according to the CDC, is a “respiratory illness that can spread person to person.” The virus that causes COVID-19 is a novel coronavirus that was first identified during an investigation following an outbreak in Wuhan, China. Despite the origins...
Self Injury Awareness Day

Self Injury Awareness Day

Sunday, March 1st, 2020, was the globally-observed Self Injury Awareness Day (also known as Self-Harm Awareness Day). Participants who want to bring awareness to this day do so in a number of ways, from writing “LOVE” on their arms, to wearing orange ribbons and many...
Stigma, Privacy and Recovery

Stigma, Privacy and Recovery

A few days ago, I saw much conversation on social media about the public once again being angry toward TMZ. More recently, the organization has been criticized for its seeming need to always report first, disregarding that facts contained in stories may not be...
Kindness and Recovery

Kindness and Recovery

“The positive effects of kindness are experienced in the brain of everyone who witnessed the act, improving their mood and making them significantly more likely to “pay it forward.” This means one good deed in a crowded area can create a domino effect and improve the...
Recreation for Cold Winter Months

Recreation for Cold Winter Months

Beat the Cold Weather Blues  It’s no secret that most people experience changes in their energy, motivation, sleep patterns and mood as the seasons change.  The shorter days and decreased sunlight are believed to be the cause of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) which...