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  • [Read Article] What Every Parent Should Know About Bullying.

    Bullying is a serious problem linked to teen and preteen suicide as well as school shootings.

    Published: Fri March 09, 2012

  • [Read Article] African Americans and Substance Abuse: Addressing Mental Health Issues Before Addiction Takes Control

    Mental health and substance abuse are prevalent problems in society today. It is critical to address mental health issues and substance abuse before addiction can take over. Studies have shown that socioeconomic status is linked to mental health, prov

    Published: Wed October 05, 2016

  • [Read Article] Every Bullet Holds an Epitaph: Guns and Children

    This essay is about the psychological and developmental effects on the children who survived the shooting trauma at Sandy Hook elementary school massacre in Conn. Also, a clinical example from the author's psychotherapy practice where she discusses a

    Published: Fri April 18, 2014

  • [Read Article] PTSD Treatment: Why is it Necessary by Julia Merrill

    Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a mental disorder that occurs as a result of trauma. It is very common among military personnel as well as victims of abuse and assault. Though mental healthcare is making great strides in Western society, many

    Published: Thu September 22, 2016

  • [Read Article] What PTSD Service Dogs are Trained to DO

    Although the bond between dog and human is strong and loving, the dog is still on the clock full-time to be alert to cues that indicate her owner is in danger.

    Published: Fri July 28, 2017

  • [Read Article] When Life Gets You Down: Dealing With Situational Depression

    For some, depression is caused by genetics. For others, it is the result of a traumatic life event, such as bereavement, infidelity, or financial meltdown. This is known as "situational depression" and, though it may be normal and natural, that does n

    Published: Thu September 21, 2017

  • [Read Article] Suicide

    Anyone in crisis, or who knows someone in crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or contact the Crisis Text Line by texting TALK to 741-741. LIFELINE IS OPEN 24/7.

    Published: Fri June 08, 2018

  • [Read Article] Depression Symptoms

    Depression is a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest. Also called major depressive disorder or clinical depression, it affects how you feel, think and behave and can lead to a variety of emotional and physical

    Published: Mon July 16, 2018