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...
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...
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