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National PTSD Awareness Day

When we think of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), many of us think immediately of soldiers returning from combat. Although many PTSD sufferers are coming back from war, this is only part of the picture of this condition. National PTSD Awareness Day, on June 27, 2014, is designed to bring awareness [...]

By |2016-11-17T10:52:17-07:00June 27th, 2014|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on National PTSD Awareness Day

Childhood Mental Health Issues

We like to think that childhood is free from worry or care, but the fact is that mental health issues are present for approximately 25% of children every year. The most common issues are depression, anxiety, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Autism, although less common than these three issues, [...]

By |2016-11-17T10:54:39-07:00April 17th, 2014|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Childhood Mental Health Issues

Helping Kids Manage Stress

Childhood is a relatively new invention, basically unheard of until the early 20th century. At that point, child labor laws placed age restrictions on factory workers, public schools became more common, and kids began to experience free time that they had not had before. TV shows from the mid-20th century [...]

By |2016-11-17T10:54:52-07:00April 10th, 2014|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Helping Kids Manage Stress

Populations Hardest Hit With Mental Health Issues

Who suffers most from mental illness? This is a complex and difficult question to answer, almost a chicken-and-egg proposition. There is some evidence that people living below the poverty line suffer mental illness disproportionately, but are they living below the poverty line due to mental illness, or are they mentally [...]

By |2015-05-20T16:18:11-07:00April 4th, 2014|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Populations Hardest Hit With Mental Health Issues

Reduce Stress

Stress can affect your health in negative ways plus take a toll on other areas of your life. Reduce stress to start feeling better. To be stressed out means your body is essentially living in a constant state of panic, or “fight or flight.” In emergencies, this type of response [...]

By |2016-11-17T11:06:26-07:00September 2nd, 2013|Tags: , , |1 Comment


Why You Can’t Sleep There are two different kinds of insomnia: primary and secondary, although secondary is the most common. If you have trouble sleeping, you may be experiencing secondary insomnia, which is called "secondary" because it's actually a symptom of another problem. Let's look at some of the causes [...]

By |2016-11-17T11:07:48-07:00July 16th, 2013|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Insomnia