What Is the Compact Act and How Does It Affect Veterans?

What Is the Compact Act and How Does It Affect Veterans? What is the Compact Act? An effort to aid veterans who were honorably discharged with mental crisis assistance, the Compact Act went into effect on January 17, 2023 and looks to help veterans who need mental health assistance in times of crisis. The Compact Act allows veterans to [...]

2023-05-22T13:16:40-04:00May 19th, 2023|

The Importance of Alcohol Addiction Awareness

The Importance of Alcohol Addiction Awareness Alcohol is commonly misused, and many people don’t realize how common alcohol abuse actually is. Alcohol is one of the leading causes of preventable death in the United States. Not only can alcohol cause death from accidents and poor choices, but, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), alcohol also [...]

2023-05-15T16:34:36-04:00May 15th, 2023|

How to Improve Your Self-Esteem

How to Improve Your Self-Esteem Self-esteem is the way you view yourself — how you feel about yourself. Some people struggle to think highly of themselves, while others may find it to be quite easy. Your self-esteem may change with your many seasons of life. It is important to make time for yourself and to appreciate yourself for who [...]

2023-03-22T14:56:26-04:00March 14th, 2023|

Utilizing Recreational Therapy for Mental Health

Utilizing Recreational Therapy for Mental Health Author: Kaylah Gearhart Recreational therapy utilizes recreational type treatment services to benefit the overall health of a patient. Recreational therapy activities can include, but are not limited to crafts, games, sports, animal therapy, dance, music, art and community outings. There are numerous benefits of utilizing recreational therapy and activities in both individual and [...]

2023-02-28T13:45:58-05:00February 27th, 2023|

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

What is Seasonal Affective Disorder? Seasonal affective disorder is a form of depression. This is a period where someone may feel down or unlike themselves. But this is not just limited to certain seasons — this feeling can happen to many people throughout the year and can be caused by many different factors. Seasonal affective disorder also known as [...]

2023-01-18T12:35:30-05:00January 17th, 2023|

15 Ways to Care for Your Mental Health During the Holidays

The holiday season can be a very stressful time for many people. It is a busy time of the year that can bring people out of their day-to-day routines. For some, this can feel even more stressful. While taking care of your mental health all year is extremely important, it is even more important that you take time to [...]

2022-12-12T12:13:15-05:00December 9th, 2022|
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