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Mental Health Awareness Month

May is National Mental Health Awareness Month which looks to raise awareness about mental health issues and related concerns in the United States. In recent years the attitude towards mental health has been changing. Negative attitudes and stigma associated with mental health have decreased and there has been growing acceptance towards mental health concerns and [...]

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Get Movin’ for Mental Health!

Post by Laura Jay-Ballinger Would you like to reduce stress?  Would you like to sleep better at night and feel more energized during the day?  Wouldn’t it be nice to feel less tired and more mentally alert?  There is a remarkably simple solution to make these things happen: exercise! Physical activity is a great way to [...]

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Foster Care.. Fostering a gap that must be filled!

Most children are supported by family beyond the age of 18.  What about those who are on their own beginning on their 18th birthday? Check out Preventable Tragedy: A Hawaiian Teen’s Suicide after Foster Care,” an article written by Natalie Wendt.  In this article Natalie Wendt speaks about a 19-year-old from Hawaii who had just [...]

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Social Work: From overseas to your hometown…

What does the Navy have to do with health care at home? Those serving in the United States Navy are not only defending our country, but they are also fighting for each one of us individually. They endure long separations from family in sometimes hostile circumstances and often come home with emotional and mental health [...]

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