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 Karen PetersenDirector Of Development Imagine you’re sick, and your symptoms flare. But people around you aren’t familiar with your condition and have no idea how to respond. They’re terrified and call police, who take you to jail or the Emergency Department. Neither is equipped to handle your type of illness. Eventually your symptoms subside, … Continue reading Wellstone Emergency Center
Ty Oswald is an Army veteran, dad, husband and has PTSD. He is a Huntsville native (Buckhorn High School) and the military was always his calling. “Both of my parents served and I couldn’t see myself doing anything else. He served for 6 years as an OH 58 Avionics and Weapons Systems Specialist. He deployed … Continue reading Following his calling: Meet Ty Oswald
By Jennifer Gregg PhD, LPC, NCCRegistered Play TherapistPlay and Grow Counseling, LLC All humans encounter challenges throughout their lives. It would be naïve to assume that children do not experience challenges as well. Determining when your child is struggling beyond what is neuro-typical can be difficult. When do you determine if a meltdown is developmentally … Continue reading Does My Child Need a Therapist?
By Kim DillonCertified EPT Emotional Healthcare Practitioner Forgiveness TherapyRelief Thru EPT, LLC Relief Thru EPT™ (Emotional Polarity Technique ™) is an emotional healthcare practice that is a completely different approach to emotional health. It is an evidence-based procedure; not talk therapy. This procedure relieves stress, blocks and traumas preventing you from living your highest and … Continue reading What Is Emotional Polarity Technique™ and How Can It Help You