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Holidays After a Loss

The holidays can be particularly difficult after the loss of a loved one. Some may even dread the holiday season and wonder if they will ever look forward to it again. While holidays may not be the same without your lost loved one there, there is still a way to make them meaningful. Instead of

Bullying & Mental Health

November 15-19 is Anti-Bullying Awareness Week. Bullying has negative effects on many children, including kids who witness bullying, those being bullied, and even the bullies themselves. Kids who witness bullying are more likely to experience anxiety and depression. The conflict of not knowing how to intervene, support the student being bullied, and fear of retaliation

Stress Prevention

International Stress Awareness Week was created in 2018 as a major annual event to raise awareness about stress prevention. To be able to prevent or treat stress first, you need to know the causes.

Indigenous Mental Health

In honor of Indigenous People’s Day, this month we are taking a deeper look into Indigenous mental health challenges that date back to a long history of trauma. The National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI) reports, “nearly a quarter (22%) of Native adults experienced mental illness in the last year.

Workplace Mental Health

Employers should not only promote mental health in the workplace, as it is a great opportunity to help employees but because poor mental health in employees can negatively affect a business. It has been reported that in the United States, 1 in 5 adults struggle with mental health which can lead to less productivity, disengagement at work, decreased communication with coworkers, and lower daily functioning.

Back to School Mental Health

While going back to school is exciting, it can also be very stressful for many students. There is a lot of pressure about making new friends, keeping up with the new trends, doing well in school, sports, and other activities. For many kids who do not know how to express their feelings, this can often present as not wanting to go to school.

Minority Mental Health

July is Minority Mental Health Awareness Month. Research done by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) reports that despite advances in health equity, minority groups in the U.S. still have less access to mental health services and receive lower-quality care.

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