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Twenty a Day: The Hidden Epidemic of Veteran Suicides

For the past few years, I have had the privilege of working with Veterans through the Private First Class Joseph P. Dwyer Vet2Vet program. My colleagues and I recently discussed the fact that statistically speaking, twenty Veterans die each day by suicide, a far greater number than those who die in combat. Read More.

Technology and Wellness: The Impact on Youth

How technology is integrated into our children’s lives may have lasting effects on their growth and development. Awareness and a close monitoring of time, content, and interaction are key to keeping a balance in your child’s life.Read More.

LGBTQ+ Awareness: Everyone Welcome Here

Stigma, prejudice, and societal rejection can have a major impact on the quality of life for the LGBTQ+ community. Imagine feeling as if you have no safe place to go, that you have no one to talk to about your feelings, especially the ones that haunt your darkest moments. Read More.

The Transformative Power of Peer Support

Having worked in mental health services for over 25 years, I have had the privilege of meeting many courageous people who are walking through life, facing challenges head on, combating obstacles to recovery, and being brave enough to tackle stigma by identifying themselves as a “peer.” Read More.

Alcohol and Older Adults: Stay Aware and Healthy

While we tend to focus on the effects of alcohol on our younger generation, there is a growing alcohol issue with our senior population. Alcoholism is a rising problem as baby boomers are facing life-altering events such as retirement, losing a loved one, or losing one’s life purpose. According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), drinking among seniors age 50 and older is rapidly increasing. In fact, drinking within this population has been growing the most! Read More.

DBT: What Is It and Is It for You?

DBT, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, has grown to be a well-regarded form of mental health treatment. Krista Zanfardino, LCSW and Associate Vice President at CoveCare Center states, “DBT offers an excellent set of tools to learn how to deal with your emotions in an effective, positive way.” Read More.