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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Highlighting Black LGBTQ+ Youth Mental Health

As Black History Month continues, one of the main topics for discussion, especially regarding the current youth mental health crisis dominating the United States, is the position that black LGBTQ+ youths are faced with. This prominent sub-group of individuals belonging to two separate minority groups are facing afflictions with little to no adequate support or …

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Why SAD is More than Just the “Winter Blues”

Most of us are probably familiar with the concept of the “winter blues”. It’s a theory that when the colder months approach, the accompanying environmental changes can trigger very sudden mood responses. And, during the winter season, these sudden fluctuations can have a serious impact on mental health. Most people who experience these fluctuations chalk …

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What to Know About Mental Health Awareness Day

It’s Mental Health Awareness Day, an annual awareness event dedicated to spreading the word about the importance of mental health — and celebrating all of the progress that we’ve made so far! As part of Mental Illness Awareness Week, Mental Health Awareness Day is held every year on October 10 and is an opportunity for …

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