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We Got To Plan To Fail

As a new decade quickly approaches it is imperative that we seize the day and take grasp of the power we possess within to create the positive choices that will ignite self-growth.
Jan 1st, 2020

Co-dependent Relationship, HIV and Substance Use Disorder

HIV/Aids Awareness Month commences every year with World Aids Day, on December 1st, when people around the globe converge to fight against HIV/AIDS. Many people living with HIV/AIDS have more than this disease in common, but also the way it was transmitted
Dec 19th, 2019

Why they clock me?

Research has shown that LGBTQ+ people have higher rates of substance use and mental health concerns compared to heterosexuals.
Aug 29th, 2019

In the Silence (of Covid-19)

Is this covid-19 new normal a temporary life reboot? Or will it become a long-term trauma reflex that creates PTSD in ones social conscience reinforcing the need to continue social distancing to ensure “life”?
Apr 15th, 2020

Panic at the Corona Disco

Everyday an aspect of your life is being snatched away from you by the governing parties in the name of knowing what’s best for you during this never experienced before public health crisis.
Mar 25th, 2020

I’m SAD and I didn’t even know it.

Seasonal Effective Disorder is short-term form of depression as Seasonal Affective Disorder. SAD are feeling of depression, losing interest in activities, having low energy, having problems with sleeping, experiencing changes in appetite or weight, etc.
Jan 14th, 2020

Enduring Family

Every family has a story, which, in turn, is composed of many different stories. Family stories are about both individual lives and collective experience. As such, they embody development and growth.
Dec 3rd, 2019

Honoring Transgender Life and Death

Throughout the month of November, transgender and gender nonconforming lives are honored and validated for the purpose of raising awareness about the unique issues that impact these communities and to celebrate the strength, resilience and positive impact.
Nov 21st, 2019

Preventative Parenting

Good communication between parents and children is the foundation of strong family relationships. Developing good communication skills helps parents catch problems early, support positive behavior, and stay aware of what is happening in their children.
Oct 10th, 2019

The Swerve

People of color experience discrimination at every stage of the criminal justice system and are more likely to be stopped, searched, arrested, convicted, harshly sentenced and saddled with a lifelong criminal record. This is particularly the case for drug
Sep 12th, 2019

First Responders Come Last

SAMHSA has put out a research bulletin titled, “First Responders: Behavioral Health Concerns, Emergency Response, and Trauma" (May 2018), which estimated that 30 percent of first responders develop mental and behavioral health conditions including, PTSD.
Sep 4th, 2019