Mental Health is Not a Costume

by Tanya Ruhl Looking around this past Halloween, we have all seen them, the strait jackets, the masks with the bars over the mouths so you can’t be bitten, even the outfits that say psych ward with a patient number on them. Every year these costumes come out, but that’s not all. We even have …

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Reducing Stigma on International Overdose Awareness Day

August 31 is International Overdose Awareness Day – a global event dedicated to increasing education on the realities of drug overdoses and reducing the stigma of substance use disorder. It is also the kick-off to National Recovery Month, which takes place every year in September.  There were nearly 92,000 overdose deaths in the U.S. in …

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Back to School Tips for Parents

School and mental health are closely intertwined, yet back-to-school tips for parents and teachers often fail to address the ways that you should monitor and manage mental health conditions that develop in children and teens. Acknowledging these in students is instrumental in providing youth with the support they need to have a healthy and productive …

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Why is World Hepatitis C Day Celebrated?

World Hepatitis Day, also World Hepatitis C Day, is a global event celebrated on July 28th. And while the event’s primary goal is to spread awareness about the various forms of the hepatitis virus—including the hepatitis C virus (HCV)—it also marks an occasion to honor the achievements made in hepatitis research and treatment. Nearly 58 …

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