According to Healthline, over 60 percent of adults report increased stress during holidays and identify lack of time and finances as the primary sources.
The theme for May’s Mental Health Month 2018 is “Fitness #4Mind4Body”. In order to have optimal health, we have to take good care of our bodies as well as our minds. MentalHealthAmerica.net suggests several ways that changes in your lifestyle can help you on your personal journey towards health and wellness.
This summer marks 62 years since the 1955 lynching of then-14-year-old Emmett Till by White supremacists. It was alleged that he had flirted with a White female grocery store clerk while visiting relatives in Mississippi. The clerk’s husband and a group of other White men abducted him, beating him such that he could only be […]
In June of 2000, Bill Clinton designated the month of June as “Gay and Lesbian Pride Month” to commemorate the beginning of the Gay Liberation Movement during June of 1969. At that time, open homosexuality was prohibited and places of safety were often subjected to raids. On June 28, 1969, a group of openly gay […]
A decade together against bullying — and united for kindness, acceptance and inclusion.” — Pacer.org. When Pacer, an advocacy organization for children, began their campaign to raise awareness about bullying in 2006, bullying was viewed as a “rite of passage” or something that “made kids tougher.” One in four students are bullies, and over time […]
Merriam Webster Dictionary defines communication as “the act of using words, sounds and behaviors to exchange or express your thoughts, ideas, feelings etc., to someone else.” Communication is the vehicle by which we connect to others and shape the quality of our relationships. Without understanding the different types of communication, one may actually be communicating […]
Anthony Lyons, a 16-year-old currently receiving treatment for leukemia, warmed the hearts of Americans when the Huffington Post penned an article about the support he receives from therapy dogs at a Phoenix hospital. As a result, thousands posted photos and videos to offer their support for the days when the hospital therapy dogs are not […]
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), every 13.3 minutes another person dies from suicide, which is the 10th leading cause of death in America. Robin Williams had been very public about his long struggle with depression and substance abuse, and we all felt a great sadness when he recently took his own life. […]
In 1994, Congress declared June as Men’s Health Month to recognize men’s health as a family issue and highlight its impact on wives, mothers, daughters and sisters. Men’s Health Month also heightens awareness of preventable health problems and encourages early detection and treatment of disease among males. One of the keys to good health is […]
The holiday season is upon us and the hustle and bustle has begun. This time of year promotes a spirit of giving and gratitude, but this can be short-lived as the holidays fade into the past and we begin our New Year, especially if we over-spent, over-ate and over-extended ourselves. Gratitude can be defined as […]