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Mental Health

Six Ways to Reduce the Effects of Stress

By Tearsanee Carlisle Davis, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, FAANP “Stressed” — over the past two years, this is the response I have received from patients, friends,

Mental Health

Don’t Neglect Your Mental Health

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and this year, it is more critical than ever to pay attention to your mental wellbeing. After more than a year of dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, the effects on mental health have been staggering.

Mental Health

Drugs and Alcohol: Know the Facts

This week is National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week. This national awareness week was first started in 2010 by scientists at the National Institute for Drug Abuse (NIDA) to counteract mistruths that teens learn about drugs and alcohol from the internet, social media, movies and other teens. 

Mental Health

It’s Not All in Your Head – Four Steps To Improve Minority Mental Health in Your Community

Mental illness is one of the most prevalent health problems in this country. Roughly one in five people will struggle with mental illness, but despite its widespread impact, less than half will receive any treatment or counseling. Even though mental illness is among the leading causes of disability and one of the most expensive ailments plaguing our health care system, there remains a great divide between recognizing mental illness and embracing it as a legitimate and potentially serious medical condition.