Get Informed: The more you know…
Vaping by U.S. teens has reached epidemic levels and is impacting our youth in Putnam County. Read More.
Imagine being a young person and feeling confused, isolated and not accepted for who you are? Read More.
Drug and alcohol use is rapidly rising among the 65+ population as the Baby Boomer generation is moving into older adulthood. Read More.
We certainly do not remember every single gift we have received, but we definitely remember the ones that made a difference. Read More.
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.
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.
This isn’t a story with a happy ending. It is a story I share as a mental health clinician who lost her best friend to mental health issues and addiction. Yet I still know that there is hope. Read More.
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.
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.
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.