Women’s History Month – No More Labels

2023-02-24T11:36:27-05:00March 20th, 2023|Mental Health, Women's Health|

As a Hispanic woman who has had both gender and cultural expectations placed on me that made it difficult for me to get the help I needed throughout specific times in my life, I hope to encourage all women to stand in their authority and promote healing with no shame. In support of Women’s History Month, I challenge those who have gained from mental health support  to reduce stigma by sharing what those supporters have done for you. Others should feel empowered to seek support without judgment – because it [...]

Real Talk about Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMADs)

2023-02-24T11:37:31-05:00March 13th, 2023|Family & Youth, Women's Health|

Having a baby can be hard. On top of the expected changes, up to one in five people struggle with their mental health after having a baby. What are the baby blues? Most people have fatigue and emotional symptoms such as anxiety right after a baby is born. There are a lot of changes happening at this time and it takes time to adjust to the new routine. If you or your partner have any of these feelings within two weeks, it is probably the baby blues. During these two [...]

Rethinking Disability Awareness

2023-02-22T16:09:05-05:00March 1st, 2023|Awareness, Intellectual disAbility|

March is disAbility Awareness Month, a time we dedicate to recognizing and understanding different abilities and needs. Everyone is different, but one of the biggest issues faced by people with disabilities is how to be seen as the unique person they are outside of their differences.   Too often people are seen as a disability rather than a person. For many, the disabling condition inadvertently becomes how people are labeled. Even the most well-meaning person can be guilty of this, such as referencing a colleague as, “You know Josiah, the blind [...]

Technology and Teen Dating Abuse: Do’s and Don’ts

2023-02-13T14:50:00-05:00February 17th, 2023|Awareness, Domestic Violence, Family & Youth|

Learning about healthy relationships happens at every age, but often accelerates in teen years. For many teens, technology features heavily in first crushes and relationships. For Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month this February, take a few minutes to learn some do’s and don’ts of how to support safe, healthy relationships in-person and online. Do’s and Don’ts of Increasing Online Safety and Privacy Since most teens have a smartphone or spend large amounts of their time online, technology naturally becomes a large part of how they interact with friends and romantic partners. [...]

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