International Day of Friendship

July 30th  is the International Day of Friendship. Taking an interest in your friend, their interests and what’s going on with them and the people in their lives is something that is always appreciated. One of the main benefits of…

May is Mental Health Month

Since 1949, Mental Health America and its affiliates across the country have led the observance of May as Mental Health Awareness Month by reaching millions of people through the media, local events, and screenings. It raises awareness of trauma and…

Eating Disorders and Suicide

National Eating Disorders Week was recently held between February 27th and March 5th in our country. The three types of eating disorders that have been studied the most are Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, and Binge-Eating Disorder. According to the Mayo…

CDC Releases New Statistics

The CDC released a preliminary report regarding changes in suicide rates examined by race, ethnicity, and age. Within the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, the authors state that their “…analyses demonstrate disparities in suicide rates among populations based on race…

Substance Abuse and Suicide

Alcohol and drug abuse are among the leading risk factors for suicide. People with substance use disorders may experience hopelessness and suicidal thoughts, but addiction treatment has helped people find purpose and happiness in life. According to DrugRehab.com, substance abuse…

January is Mental Wellness Month

The beginning of a new year is a fresh start and a chance to make the most of the opportunities that come our way. January is Mental Wellness Month and has been designated to recognize the importance of attending to…

Seasonal Affective Disorder

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is characterized as depression that occurs the same time every year, usually being the holidays and winter months. Individuals who are at risk for depression have a greater chance of seasonal affective disorder impacting them for…