Sexual Assault Awareness

In light of the recent murder of Sarah Everard, a British female who was kidnapped and killed by a police officer in London, there has been a rise in awareness for sexual assault and harassment (especially male against female crimes). It also just so happens to have occurred right on the cusp of National Sexual... Continue Reading →

Athletes and Stigma

As someone who played sports all their life it is no surprise in hearing about the negativity athletes face when they speak up about their own mental health and seeking help. All athletes handle stress, pressure, discipline, and even success in different ways; but that doesn’t exempt professional athletes from being immune to mental illnesses... Continue Reading →

What Is Trauma?

Welcome to another blog, in this blog we will talk about trauma and traumatic event as well as some coping techniques. Trauma ties into this month’s prevention month being that it is suicide prevention month. There are people that are so alone after a traumatic event they do not have the support system they need... Continue Reading →

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 →

All About Art

       Partaking in various forms of art can be very relaxing. However, there is a difference between art therapy and therapeutic art making. While both are beneficial, working with a professional art therapist is different in its own right. When you work with an art therapist, they are trained to know what mediums... Continue Reading →

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