Parental Depression: How it Impacts Children

Depression continues to be one of the most common mental health conditions in the United States. In 2017, an estimated 17. 3 million American adults had at least one depressive episode. While studying the impact that depression has on children, it’s been found that untreated parental depression can result in negative consequences for children. As… Continue reading Parental Depression: How it Impacts Children

Stress Less During Stress Awareness Month

Sponsoring Organization: Amerihealth It may seem like stress is no big deal—it’s something we all experience every day. But did you know that about 90% of visits to primary care physicians are related to stress disorders? What’s more, workplace stress costs American businesses nearly $150 billion dollars annually! Stress is a bigger issue than you… Continue reading Stress Less During Stress Awareness Month

Alcohol Awareness Month: Use, Abuse, and Everything in Between

Alcohol Awareness Month is an opportunity for people to join the conversation about alcohol-related issues. Since April of 1987, organizations across the country have been embracing this month as a catalyst for alcohol abuse education and outreach. Whether you’re struggling with an alcohol use disorder (colloquially referred to as alcoholism), or know someone who needs… Continue reading Alcohol Awareness Month: Use, Abuse, and Everything in Between

1 in 3 Women, 1 in 6 Men: Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month

This April marks the 19th anniversary of Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month (SAAPM), and there’s no better time to reflect on the definition of sexual assault, learn the statistics, and make it all a thing of the past.  First, it’s important to have clarity around the definition of sexual assault—you’d be surprised how many… Continue reading 1 in 3 Women, 1 in 6 Men: Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month

National Child Abuse Prevention Month: Building Strong and Thriving Families

Sponsoring Organization: HHS – Child Welfare April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, and we’d encourage everyone to get involved. Children will always be our most valuable resource. By making sure that parents have everything they need—information, skills, and resources—to take good care of their children, we can all contribute to a brighter future by… Continue reading National Child Abuse Prevention Month: Building Strong and Thriving Families

Illuminating 13 Myths of Schizophrenia

It’s safe to say that no mental disorder is more shrouded in mystery, misunderstanding and fear than schizophrenia. “The modern-day equivalent of leprosy” is how renowned research psychiatrist E. Fuller Torrey, M.D., refers to schizophrenia in his excellent book, Surviving Schizophrenia: A Manual for Families, Patients, and Providers. While 85 percent of Americans recognize that schizophrenia is… Continue reading Illuminating 13 Myths of Schizophrenia

How to Cope with OCD

Obsessive-compulsive disorder can be a disruptive condition to live with, but there are steps that you can take to cope with it. In this Spotlight, we take you through them. Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) occurs when a person has recurring thoughts and behaviors that they cannot control. Individuals with OCD feel that they must repeat these thoughts… Continue reading How to Cope with OCD

Tips for Living With OCD

Even when things are going well, OCD can hijack your day. Obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviors — and the anxiety that comes with them — can take up massive amounts of time and energy. Though medication and therapy are the main ways to treat this lifelong condition, self-care is a secret weapon with plenty of side benefits. Food and mood.  The only thing… Continue reading Tips for Living With OCD