Tag: mental health

Bullying Behavior Makes Everyone a Victim

‘Sticks and stones may break my bones but names will never hurt me.’  Adults of a certain age may have used this adage to deflect verbal taunts and teasing from a bully during their childhood. Bullies as antagonists have remained the same but some of their tactics have changed. The act of bullying is a…

Tips for Coping with the Post College Job Hunt Blues

Graduating from a college or university with a diploma is a great academic achievement, and it also marks the end of an era of the structure that organized education provided.  With this change many graduates may be experiencing a loss of identity because they have had the label of “student” for nearly 17 years.  The…

What Is Occupational Therapy?

Occupational therapy provides important health and rehabilitation services to clients who are suffering from injuries, disabilities, mental health problems, or other impairments and need specialized care to regain, develop, or build occupations – daily activities like self-care, personal hygiene, financial management, work, education, play, leisure, wellness, spirituality, social participation and other productive activities. Occupational therapists…

Reduce stress for your health

Sources of stress are around every corner, but how you deal with that stress can be the difference between a mere annoyance and a full-blown health crisis. April is Stress Awareness Month, providing a chance to identify what stresses you the most and how to best handle those stressors. Some sources of stress are nearly…

Beyond Making the Grade: How to Spot Stress in Your Kid

Back to school means new adventures, new things to learn, reconnecting with old friends and meeting new ones. Not so bad, right? Not so fast. In today’s world, kids are more stressed than ever, and back to school pressures may only compound it. Can parents tell? Not always. Sometimes kids and teens reach out; sometimes…

Good News for Advocates of Suicide Assessment and Prevention Training for Psychologists

A bill passed in the California Senate today that may help licensed psychologists save lives. Assembly Bill 89 (Levine), sponsored by the State Board of Psychology, passed in the California Senate today. If signed into law, the bill will, effective January 2020, require applicants for licensure as psychologists to prove he or she has completed…

May is Mental Health Month

Do you know how it feels to be adrift in one’s own mind? According to Mental Health America, one in four American adults lives with a diagnosable, treatable mental health condition. May is Mental Health Month, which began more than 65 years ago by Mental Health America to raise awareness about mental health conditions and…

PTSD Awareness Month Spotlights Veterans Programs, Resources

June is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Month: To help spread the word about PTSD and effective treatments, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder—created in 1989 by a congressional mandate to address the needs of veterans with military-related PTSD—offers an online initiative called “AboutFace,” which is focused on helping…

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