PTSD Awareness Month: First Responders

PTSD is characterized as exposure to a traumatic event, natural disaster, serious injury and sexual violence (American Psychiatric Association 2002) As someone goes through these events they can not stop thinking about them. The event begins to take over, and every thought that a person has takes them back to the traumatic event. Today we... Continue Reading →

June is PTSD Awareness Month!

Welcome back to those of you who have followed our blogs before and welcome to those of you reading for the first time! June is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Month, so I wanted to direct the attention of our blogs towards exactly that. PTSD is one major aspect of the broad category of trauma... Continue Reading →

Dry Drunk Syndrome: What is it?

I want to start this post with transparency, I do not have my own lived experience of alcohol or substance use. I have however taken the time to research and learn about substance use in order to write and speak about it with others. I have worked with people who are actively using, people in... Continue Reading →

COVID-19 …What to do…

While it appears many folks are willing to talk about COVID-19 with authority, the experts in the field say we still don't know a lot about it. We are encouraged to put space between ourselves and others. I've never actually been quarantined, either self induced or by orders from someone else, with the exception of... Continue Reading →

The Beauty of Nature

Recently some studies have suggested that having a connection to nature is important for your mental health. One study reported that people who visit natural spaces often report feeling better physically and mentally. In addition to this possible positive influence, there are some public health benefits too. People who make weekly visits to natural spaces... Continue Reading →

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