Understanding Childhood Trauma

Children soak in their environment like a flower absorbing sunlight. The environment children are raised in can help them blossom into the person they are meant to be or shut down and close themselves off from the world around them. The child’s reaction to their environment is greatly influenced by the amount of trauma the child endures and the support provided to the child post-trauma.

Employee Assistance Programs: Their Impact on Mental Health

In America, we live in a capitalist society. In general, we determine each other’s value based on the amount of money we earn and how hard we work. A regular work week consists of forty hours, with many Americans working more hours than that. We go to work in hopes of providing for ourselves and our family. But consider the amount of time we spend working

Facing Challenges: 5 Misunderstood Mental Health Conditions

Mental illness is often stigmatized. We talk about what those fighting mental illness struggle with and what it’s like dealing with a mental disorder. But, honestly, individuals with mental illness struggle with the same things that we do. They deal with the same situations that we deal with. Individuals with mental illness are simply individuals. They are not their condition

Season’s Change: SAD or the ‘Winter Blues’

Many of us believe that the holiday season is the happiest time of the year. But these bright and merry festivities fall in the coldest and darkest season- winter. Winter brings snow and ice. For those of us with children, this weather can be fun and exciting. But, with the snow and ice comes hazardous road conditions and glib skies. 

The lack of sunlight and driving anxiety associated with these conditions can cause the happiest person to feel down in the dumps. But sometimes, this sadness is more than the winter blues. Seasonal depression is a form of depression that occurs during a certain time of the year. The most common time of the year is winter. 

How to Recognize Mental Health Issues in Children

During the last two decades, the amount of research on mental illness has exploded. Science and medicine are finally recognizing that our mental health is just as important as our physical health. With these realizations came the realization that we need to monitor our children’s mental health as well.

Most Prominent Issues Mental Health Professionals Face Today

In the mental health field, there are a variety of different professions. Counselors, therapists, psychiatrists, nurses, and psychoanalysts all work together as a team in an attempt to support their clients. But, these professionals face many challenges each day. From poor infrastructure to obtaining cultural compliance, these professionals work hard to create safe spaces that are judgment-free and promote growth.

Racism, Bias, and Discrimination: The Psychological Impact

The year is 2020. Many of us find it hard to believe that racism and discrimination still exist. But, unfortunately, racism and discrimination exist within the minds of our family, friends, and neighbors. These are real issues that spread like weeds. A tiny seed planted, that grows until it becomes a major problem. Make 2021 the year that we rid the entire world of racism, bias, and discrimination.