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Brain Awareness Week: Understanding the Brain and Behavior

The brain is a mystery. People have been speculating about the importance of the brain for many centuries and its role in our behavior. It seems that for everything that we learn, more remains unsolved. Before people understood its significance, and modern medicine had yet to be born, people experimented with “neurosurgery” to see how it […]

Self-injury Awareness: Ways You Can Help Those Who Struggle

What Is Self-Injury? Those who do not self-harm might have a difficult time understanding why others might. Self-injury is usually a sign of internal emotional distress, and often the individual cannot find a way to release their emotional distress in any other way. Like with many other mental health illnesses, it is important to catch […]

Eating Disorders Awareness Prevention and Treatment

Eating disorders are dangerous, and often lifelong struggles that people face. The most common eating disorders are anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge-eating disorder. Both men and women can struggle with eating disorders, although, it seems to be higher in women. Those with eating disorders are also at a higher likelihood to suffer from substance […]

Random Acts of Kindness Week: What you can do

Random Acts of Kindness Week is from the 14th to the 20th of February and is dedicated to encouraging everyone to contribute positively to their community. For those of you wondering what you can do for others, random acts of kindness do not have to be complicated or lengthy. Compliments, small gifts, or a small […]

February is International Boost your Self-Esteem Month

Having a high self-esteem can be a preventative measure for mental health disorders, and is good practice to maintain good general health. In our current society, it is easy to fall into the trap of constantly comparing ourselves to those around us, and trying to constantly portray the best versions of ourselves. It is easy […]

No Name Calling Week also known as No Bullying Week

No Name Calling Week takes place in January and is implemented by many schools in order to bring attention to bullying and tactics to cope with bullying. Name calling is a more subtle form of bullying that can be just as impactful as physical bullying, which is more commonly associated with bullying in schools. Bullying […]

Medication Assisted Recovery is Gaining Tracktion

Medication assisted recovery (MAR) is a method used to help those suffering from substance use disorders by combining the usage of FDA-approved medications and therapies, like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). This method of treatment has been shown to improve overall treatment prognosis and reduces the incidence of relapses and cravings. With the opioid crisis, medication […]

How to talk to someone with Substance Use Disorder

It can be very difficult for people suffering from substance use disorders (SUD) to confront the problem, and can be even more difficult to explain the situation to people who have not been through substance use disorders before. Instead, it is easier for other people to stereotype those with substance use disorders; however, breaking through […]

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