National Men’s Health Week

National Men’s Health Week

National Men’s Health Week is observed the week leading up to Father’s Day each year. Typically, attention is paid to habits men can take to prevent physical health conditions. For example, reminding men to eat more fruits and vegetables to prevent chronic...
LGBTQ Community and Substance Abuse

LGBTQ Community and Substance Abuse

People who identify as members of the LGBTQ community face unique social stigmas and discrimination that heterosexual individuals do not. These stressors as well as others place these individuals at a greater risk for behavioral health issues. 2015 data from the...
National Say Something Nice Day

National Say Something Nice Day

National Say Something Nice Day is an unofficial holiday first celebrated in 2006, the message of which is positivity can go a long way in spreading joy and happiness. Dr. Mitch Carnell, the holiday’s founder, is the author of Say Something Nice: Be a Lifter at...
Veterans, PTSD and Substance Abuse

Veterans, PTSD and Substance Abuse

Memorial Day is a national holiday, honoring the military heroes who lost their lives while serving our country. The day can typically consist of barbecuing, picnics and spending the day with friends and family. While this holiday focuses more particularly on the...
Foster Care, Adoption and Substance Abuse

Foster Care, Adoption and Substance Abuse

May is widely recognized as Mental Health Awareness Month, with many individual days being given their own observances and addressing a variety of subjects. In addition to being Mental Health Awareness Month, May is also recognized as National Foster Care Month, an...
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