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Protecting Our Heroes - Providing Mental Health Help for Firefighters

Posted by Brian Spence on May 7, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Firemen have been heroes for as long as there have been firemen. They respond when people are in trouble, not just when a house is on fire, but other emergencies that occur from natural disasters, weather events, or accidents. No one questions their bravery; these are the men and women who run toward danger, the people who risk their lives for strangers.

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Topics: Mental Health

Physical and Occupational Therapy Students Develop Spot PTSD Toolkit

Posted by Brian Spence on Apr 27, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a mental health issue that can affect people who witnessed traumatic events. Terrible incidents are not only related to wartime. They can include accidents, sexual assaults, or criminal acts. Recently, several Canadian physical and occupational therapy students created a tool to help identify PTSD in individuals.

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Topics: Healthcare, Mental Health

"Black Panther," Self-Esteem, Abundance, and Mental Health

Posted by Brian Spence on Apr 23, 2018 8:00:00 AM

"Black Panther" is a superhero movie unlike any other, largely because the superhero is one of the most notable black super heroes that has gained such mass appeal. Think about it. How many superheroes are you familiar with? Superman? Batman? Spiderman? Iron Man? Captain America? Daredevil? Thor? Most people have heard of these superheroes and enjoyed at least some of their movies.

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Topics: Mental Health

Discovering New Treatments in Behavioral Health

Posted by Brian Spence on Mar 19, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Mental health is a rising concern, and one that is thankfully being embraced by many. However, there is still progress to be made if people are to collectively treat it with the sensitivity and compassion is deserves. So how does this start? Where do we begin? Well, here are a few ways that we can raise awareness and decrease our mental health epidemic:

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Topics: Behavioral Health, Mental Health

Modern Mental Health: Can Your Phone Replace Your Psychiatrist?

Posted by Brian Spence on Mar 12, 2018 8:00:00 AM

These days, there are dozens of apps available that target common mental health issues. Some offer access to licensed therapists or psychologists, others may remind those with severe depression to take their medication or drink enough water, and still others offer daily uplifting quotes to help ease stress and anxiety.

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Topics: Mental Health, Behavioral Health

Teachers Who Practice Self-Care are Happier in the Classroom

Posted by Brian Spence on Mar 5, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Imagine a classroom of 25 fourth-graders. It's nearing the end of the day. Eyes are gazing out the window, minds are wandering into private daydreams, and the teacher at the whiteboard, realizing her history talk is mostly being ignored, experiences a personal meltdown. She does nothing drastic, but she does stop teaching, she assigns some quiet reading until the bell rings, and then sinks into her chair, near tears and feeling incompetent. Another failed day, she thinks.

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Topics: Education, Mental Health

Hip-Hop and its Profound Effects on Mental Health

Posted by Brian Spence on Jan 22, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Mental HealthNot many would think that people like Eminem or Dr. Dre could actually be out there saving lives, but the truth is, this might indeed be the case. Take hip-hop star Logic, whose song "1-800-273-8255" titled after the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline brought several men and women to tears at MTV's most recent VMA awards show.

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Topics: Mental Health

Dealing With Mental health Issues as a College Student

Posted by Brian Spence on Jan 15, 2018 8:00:00 AM

A Community for Accredited Online Schools article discussed some of the mental health issues college students, particularly freshmen, face. According to the article, 75 percent of college freshmen report feeling loneliness during the first two weeks of school. Sixty-three percent of all college students report feeling depressed at least occasionally after entering college.

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Topics: Mental Health

Maintaining Your Mental Health During the Holidays

Posted by Brian Spence on Dec 25, 2017 8:00:00 AM

The number of people suffering from depression, mental or emotional health issues normally increases over the Holidays and that can be for a variety of reasons. Fox 59 in Indiana states that the reasons for the increase can be for a variety of reasons such as alcohol and food consumption, lack of sleep, and high expectations for the holiday season. With parties at offices and with friends and families, it can also be a hectic time of year.

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Topics: Mental Health

Recognizing a Potential Mental Health Problem

Posted by Brian Spence on Dec 4, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Everyone has their good days and their bad days. One day you might feel really happy. Then the next day, something may happen to make you feel sad or discouraged. While being sad once in a while should not be a cause for concern, your mental and emotional health is important. If there is a real problem, it should be dealt with quickly and appropriately. Unfortunately, some people fail to recognize a mental health issue.

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Topics: Mental Health

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