Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Every 92 seconds, an American is sexually assaulted; and every 9 minutes a child is sexually assulted.1 The numbers are heartbreaking. Each year, approximately 430,000 people living in the United States experience sexual assault, some of them children.2   Data from 2018 estimated that 734,630 people were raped (threatened, attempted, or completed) in the U.S.Continue reading “Sexual Assault Awareness Month”

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Older Adult Mental Health During COVID-19

It’s no secret that older adults have specific mental health needs.  According to the National Council on Aging, one in four older adults experience a mental health disorder like dementia, depression, and anxiety; and that number is expected to increase to 15 million by 2030. 1 With the unexpected impact of COVID-19, it is likelyContinue reading “Older Adult Mental Health During COVID-19”

Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

“Racial and ethnic minority groups in the U.S. are less likely to have access to mental health services, less likely to use community mental health services, more likely to use the emergency room department, and more likely to receive lower quality of care.” – U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health,Continue reading “Minority Mental Health Awareness Month”

Men, Your Mental Health Matters

Life is hard and we often get consumed by everything that’s going on. Physically, we may look okay. We may walk around smiling pretending as if we are perfectly okay when we are not. When asked how we are doing, we may respond by simply saying, “fine,” when we are actually on the verge ofContinue reading “Men, Your Mental Health Matters”