Maternal Depression

Despite the prevalence of maternal depression, many women may not know how to reactwhen they are experiencing it and they may feel alone; however, maternal depression is very common. Nationally, about 1 in 9 women experience some symptoms of depression after givingbirth to their child and in some states, as many as 1 in 5 […]

National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day

May 10th is nationally the day for Children’s Mental Health Awareness. 1 out of 5 children in America have a diagnosable mental disorder, and only half of those who are suffering get the treatment they need. Many children who have a mental health disorder are at a higher risk for suicide, substance use, school dropout, […]

Alcohol Awareness: How Does it Work?

April was chosen as Alcohol Awareness Month several decades ago to reduce the stigma around alcoholism and to encourage those with a substance use disorder to consider treatment. Despite its negative effects, people regularly consume alcohol in our society, but why does it work the way that it does, and how does it affect our […]

April is Alcohol Awareness Month

Despite its potential dangers, alcohol is one of the most widely accepted and used drugs in the Western world. Many people are unaware that despite its legalization, alcohol is still a drug. Its common usage plays into Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) being the most common substance use disorder, with over 15 million Americans having a […]

5 Tips for a Less Stressful Life

Everyone’s life gets stressful once in a while, and it might not always be a bad thing. Evolutionary stress has been key to our survival, but it also needs to be regulated. Overall, small doses of stress have been found to help in accomplishing goals, increasing motivation, and in boosting one’s memory. However, too much […]

Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and in recent months, the public has become more aware of the extent of this problem. The statistics of sexual assault are harrowing; the #metoo movement has done a lot to present this problem to the public. There has been a history of women making claims that are followed […]

Learn about Opioids and the Opioid Crisis

How did we get here? The prescription of opioids for chronic pain began with evidence of its therapeutic values and effectiveness in treating different types of chronic pain. There was a shift in thinking during the 1900s where clinicians started prescribing opioids for ailments like back pain or sports injuries, whereas in the past it […]

Dispelling Myths: Understanding Bipolar Disorder

Due to the normalization of the world “bipolar” in reference to individuals with quick mood swings, bipolar disorder, as a mental illness, is often misunderstood as a simple episode of regular mood swings; however, bipolar disorder is much more complicated and exists in a variety of sub-classifications such as Bipolar I, Bipolar II, and cyclothymic. […]

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