Staying Mindful During the Holiday Season

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The holiday season is upon us, and it’s a joyful time filled with family and fun. It can also be a stressful time, and it’s important to practice good self-care and healthy boundaries to make your holidays as calm and enjoyable as possible. During this time of year, our normal routines become less predictable even […]


Stigma is a Public Health Issue, and You Can Help

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What is Stigma? Stigma is defined as this: a set of negative beliefs that a group or society holds about a topic or group of people. Another truth about stigma is that is it rarely based on facts, but rather on preconceptions, assumptions, and generalizations. In today’s global information-sharing age, stigma has the power to spread even more rampantly than in […]

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Understanding the Correlation between Mental Health and Substance Use

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The numbers speak for themselves: nearly 9 million people have what is known as a “co-occurring disorder”, meaning both mental health and substance use disorders, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.  Despite these overwhelming numbers, only 7 percent of individuals receive treatment for both conditions, and nearly 60% receive no treatment […]