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PTSD & Fire Season

As the summer season approaches, some of us are preparing for fun. Others are preparing for a possibly intense fire season and the associated PTSD. And year after year, who are the heroes of fire season? Firefighters, of course. We rely on them to help us when we need...

Binge Drinking & Spring Break

For many, there is a close relationship between spring break and binge drinking. Not only are there immediate risks inherent in binge-level alcohol consumption (not to mention any alcohol consumption for minors), but there are associated risks such as assault and...

Facebook is Not Your Therapist

According to a recent article on Healthline.com, 44 million adults in the U.S. grapple with mental health matters in a given year. Who do a lot of us “talk” to? Our social media accounts: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat. But do our “friends” provide good...

A caregiver needs help, too.

One of the ripple effects of mental illness is its effects on other people. If you care for someone who is in the grips of panic, anxiety, depression or another mental illness, your own wellbeing can be compromised and it is important to have support. We felt it was...

Kids are overwhelmed with anxiety. Why?

Kids today are overwhelmed with anxiety, and one man believes he has some insight into why. John Thornton Jr. writes for Vox that he’s spent the past year gaining insight into the stressors affecting the sixth- to 12th-grade students he ministers to at a...