By Major General U.S. Army (RET) Paulette RisherPresident/CEO, Still Serving Veterans The expression “I have your back” is commonly used in the Veteran community and beyond. Apparently, the expression heralds back to the time when warriors fighting with swords literally stood back-to-back in mutual support and protection. However, for me, I like the powerful metaphor … Continue reading I Have Your Back and You Have Mine – Right?
By Taneia Surles, MPHSince 2008, Suicide Prevention Awareness Month has been nationally recognized in September. This month-long holiday aims to raise awareness about suicide, share resources, and support those dealing with suicidal thoughts. With the stigmas and taboos around suicide, organizations like the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) want to shift society's negative perceptions … Continue reading What are the Warning Signs and Risk Factors for Suicide?
By Lisa PhilippartLPC, BCPCC, BC-TMH Mental Health Awareness Month has been observed in May in the United States since May of 1949, and was started by the Mental Health America (MHA) organization. The purpose of Mental Health Awareness Month is to raise awareness and educate the public about mental illnesses, the realities of living with … Continue reading Back to Basics
By Unity Psychiatric Center When describing veterans, words like strong, brave and selfless come to mind. These words are apt, but only tell part of the story. Veterans can face the same life struggles as non-veterans, as well as unique challenges that go hand-in-hand with military service. Deployments and being in war zones are known … Continue reading Veterans Need Mental Health Care, Too
Jennifer L. GreggPh.D., LPC-S, NCCRegistered Play TherapistPlay and Grow Counseling, LLCOften, we think of play as a means of relaxation or relief from working. Having time to play is used as a reward or something your child is allowed to do during free time. ‘You can play AFTER you finish your homework,’ or ‘you can … Continue reading The Effects of Play on Your Child’s Mental Health
By Kim DillonCertified EPT PractitionerRelief Thru EPT, LLC I thought this topic to be fitting for Mental Health Month, because many of us are going through big changes right now. It seems life has turned the page into a new chapter for many of us. Here are some ways to do well in the midst of … Continue reading Doing Well In the Midst Of Big Change
By Lisa PhillippartLPC NCC, BCPCC, BC-TMH Welcome to Mental Health Awareness Month 2021! This year, the National Alliance on Mental Illness has chosen the campaign theme of, “You are not alone.” In light of the past year and the isolation created by the pandemic, the need to find ways of staying connected has become more … Continue reading Connecting
Jennifer L. GreggPhD, LPC, NCC, Registered Play Therapist I am often met with confusion when I tell someone that I am a Play Therapist. At a glance, play therapy looks like simple play and having fun. However, play therapy has been found to be a practical and effective therapeutic approach in treating a variety of … Continue reading What is Play Therapy?
Neurofeedback is a growing technology in the world of mental health support. From treating ADD/ADHD to depression and anxiety, this non-invasive treatment is used to alleviate unwanted symptoms of these issues along with a variety of other mental health issues.The providers at Reboot Wellness, LLC have been utilizing this technology for nearly three years in … Continue reading Neurofeedback and Mental Health Support