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Stress and Substance Abuse

Stress and Substance Abuse

This Thursday, April 16, is National Stress Awareness Day. Every person, young, old, or somewhere in between, has experienced some level of stress. Though stress may have traditionally been used to to refer to hardships as poverty of grief. As the years have...

Counseling Awareness Week

Counseling Awareness Week

Mental health has had a long history of being stigmatized. But what exactly is stigma? What does it mean to be stigmatized? According to the Mayo Clinic, stigma occurs when someone views you in a negative way due to a distinguishing characteristic or personal trait...

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 of where it...

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...

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