Mental Health

California’s Mental Health 2020

California Governor, Gavin Newsom called the homelessness crisis an “issues that defines our times.” He would not be mistaken. Homelessness is an issue that needs to be addressed, starting with proper mental health and substance abuse treatment. Earlier this year, a federal judge ruled that United Health Group was unfairly rejecting claims from thousands of…

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Back To School Jitters

Back to school can be a fun time for kids but it can also be scary. From the school doors opening to closing in the afternoon, the day is not only filled with learning but times where kids can socialize. From backpacks to new clothes, favorite teachers and subjects, school is fun for most. However,…

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Homelessness & Mental Health

Mental Health is not often discussed. It is treated like a band-aid, simply covering the wound so it does not have to be acknowledged. Why? Most people do not know how to communicate and offer support. As a nation who changes socially every few years, inquiring about Mental Health is seen as rude, offensive and…

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Teens In Today’s Society

Life has vastly improved from 50 years ago. We no longer have long spiral cords for telephones making us stationary and payphones are a thing of the 90’s. For example, 50 years ago would be 1969. In that year, there was the landing on the moon, the first aired episode of Scooby-Doo and Led Zeppelin’s…

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Memorial Day & Mental Health

Memorial Day – to remember the sacrifices of the fallen with grateful hearts. To most, this means a holiday, and a break from the case of the Monday’s. To Veterans, it is much more. Remembering those who died, who gave their very best to save not only America, but their friends. Military persons sacrificed to…

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Mental Health Awareness

The month of May is Mental Health Awareness. One in five people will be affected by mental illness in their lifetime whether it is depression, schizophrenia or ptsd (post-traumatic stress disorder, most associated with war veterans) for example, will have long term battles. Making treatment available is a human necessity. There is a negative stigma…

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Benefits of Therapy Animals

Being a teenager is hard. Between hormone changes, family, friends and social standing at school, it is overwhelming, daunting even given the peer pressures in today’s society. Thankfully, pets can reduce depression, loneliness and anxiety. Those suffering from mental health conditions can feel their issues managed with aid of an animal. In 2016 a study…

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