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National Recovery Month recognizes power of peer support

September marks National Recovery Month, held each year to increase awareness and celebrate the successes of those in recovery. This year, the theme is “Join the Voices for Recovery: Visible, Vocal, Valuable!” It highlights the value of peer support in educating, mentoring and helping others.

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When Prevention Works…

In September 2013, I had the great privilege to attend a White House Champions for Change award ceremony hosted by the U.S. Department  of Health and Human Services.  There were many important people at the event (after all, it was … Continue reading

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How to talk to someone who is suicidal

Suicide is the 10th-leading cause of death in the United States. One hundred and five people die by suicide each day, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and suicide is reaching epidemic proportions in the U.S.

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How can we improve men’s mental health?

Mental health concerns of men are often similar to those of women: The need for safety, security, sufficient sustenance, and sexual and social fulfillment. Our self-esteem, our sense of worthiness, stems from a certainty in our ascribed and achieved roles.

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Recognize the signs of mental illness before they reach stage 4

As May marks Mental Health Month, this year’s theme focuses on B4Stage4 — how people can address their mental health early rather than at “Stage 4,” when symptoms are more severe and recovery a longer process.

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A girl and her water bottle – A love story

I recently went into Target to pick up a new planner, a notebook, and a pair of flats to prepare for my new internship. If you’re anything like me, you never actually get what you need from Target and you … Continue reading

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TrueNorth Wellness Services hosts Artistic Expressions of Spiritual Wellness Concert

TrueNorth Wellness Services hosted an Artistic Expressions of Spiritual Wellness Concert on Wednesday in Cherry Lane Park.

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The best part of waking up (pt. 3): Finding positivity and happiness through others

Self-care. It’s a buzzword now that reflects a lifestyle of doing deeds that benefit your emotional, physical or intellectual existence. Self-care has become immensely popular over, say, the last year or two. As someone who lives a positive life, I’m a proponent for the self-care lifestyle.

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Place of placidity: Seeking inspiration and balance through yoga

I was never a fan of high school gym class. Sports left me humiliated in a puddle of my own inadequacy. In trying to keep pace with my classmates, I was often left breathless. So you can imagine my hesitancies when I enrolled in a requisite yoga class in college. Standing in the gymnasium with my black, roll-up mat, I never imagined that this form of exercise would have such an enduring impact on my life.

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Not a Replacement

This year Kick Butts Day is focusing on a campaign, Not a Replacement Kick Butts Day was March 18, but the campaign is still going on. This campaign is directed toward teens because less than one-third (31%) of smokers start … Continue reading

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