Behind the Badge: Shining a Spotlight on Police Officer Mental Health

Law enforcement can be a tough—and oftentimes distressing—career, which makes it important to acknowledge police officer mental health and its unique stigma in the police community. Though police officers have never had it easy, public unrest especially in 2020 and beyond has added new stressors to the job and taken a toll on officer morale. …

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Common Signs of Alcohol Dependence Everyone Should Know

There’s a thin line between drinking for fun and developing a dependency, which is why everyone should be aware of the signs of alcohol dependence and the various indications that it’s time to take a step back—or get professional help. Social drinking is common, especially in younger populations. With April being Alcohol Awareness Month though, …

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The History Behind Denim Day and How to Show Your Support

You may have heard that April 27 is Denim Day, but do you know why something as simple as wearing jeans can serve as a positive stand against sexual violence? The idea for Denim Day, which is held annually during Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), came from Italian activists as a direct response to a …

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Understanding Military Sexual Trauma (MST)

Military sexual trauma (MST) is a reality for many individuals serving in the armed forces. According to national data from the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA), about one in three women and one in 50 men report experiencing MST, and it’s likely that there are also a significant number of individuals who experience MST …

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