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Mental Health Issues For Veterans

Veterans returning from service overseas often continue to experience the war long after they have left the front lines. They may not have a physical injury, but trauma from war can be hidden and far more serious long-term. As the wars in the Middle East continue into a second decade, [...]

By |2016-11-17T15:36:59-07:00April 10th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Mental Health Issues For Veterans

Finding Support For Military Caregivers

Being the caregiver for a loved one is an immense, and sometimes overwhelming, job. No two caregivers have identical experiences. One might have to manage the household finances and take care of the kids, while another might have to also help his or her loved one with everything from bathing [...]

By |2016-11-17T10:34:18-07:00September 13th, 2015|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Finding Support For Military Caregivers

Opioids And The Military

Soldiers returning from battle continue their fight on the home front, but the enemy is often invisible. Many military veterans don’t want to talk about it and don’t want to admit it, but after their tour of duty, injury and chronic pain earned in battle often follows them home. Nearly [...]

Celebrate Your Canine Best Friend: Assistance Dog Week

International Assistance Dog Week is the 1 week out of the year where the world stops to salute canine heroes.  Assistance dogs improve the quality of life for all kinds of people with everything from diabetes to blindness to chronic pain. A week doesn’t seem like enough to extol the [...]

By |2016-11-17T10:51:03-07:00August 8th, 2014|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Celebrate Your Canine Best Friend: Assistance Dog Week

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

Fibromyalgia Awareness Day

Monday, May 12th is Fibromyalgia Awareness Day. Often called an invisible illness because the symptoms of fibromyalgia are not always easily seen, fibromyalgia is nevertheless a chronic condition that affects approximately five to ten million people in the U.S. Anyone can be affected, but the majority of sufferers are [...]

Can Anxiety Disorders Affect Pain?

Financial woes, the housing crisis, an unstable world: these are some of the reasons that the diagnosis of anxiety disorders is rising, up nearly 300% since 2000. Anxiety disorders can include any of the following conditions. Panic disorder Symptoms include sudden onset and intense feelings of nervous apprehension, fear, and [...]

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

Fact or Fiction: Mental Health

Even as mental health becomes less of a taboo subject these days, many people still have misconceptions about what mental health is. A cloud still surrounds mental health issues, especially regarding those people who suffer from some form of mental illness. So what is fact, and what is fiction? Fiction: [...]

By |2016-11-17T10:55:13-07:00April 2nd, 2014|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Fact or Fiction: Mental Health