Welcome to everyone who is taking part in our mental health month blog day, our 6th annual event to help recognize May as Mental Health Month. We’ll update this page and blog throughout the day, recognizing you and other writers and contributors who are blogging and sharing for mental health awareness.
Thanks for joining us! Thank you to everyone who is recognizing May as Mental Health Month. We’re excited to get out the word that mental health matters to everyone.
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Thank you everyone who has participated.
Promoting Hope, Preventing Suicide (Psychology …[Read More]
Several years ago, I had the privilege of traveling to Nepal to visit my sister who was working there as a Peace Corps Volunteer. As a once-in-a-lifetime trip, my positive memories of the people and places of Nepal remain vivid to this day, and the recent tragedy of the massive 7.8-magnitude earthquake that overwhelmed this small country has brought many of those recollections flooding back.
As I see the photos of a devastated country and hear reports of more than 7,000 killed and many more thousands injured, I am reminded of the charm, the adventure and the beauty of the country.
The goats on the runway of the tiny airport. The small statured people with huge smiles and warm welcomes into their one-room homes for tea. The simple questions asked of us about our birth order and the well-being of our family members, rather than interest in our jobs or life goals. The small, remote villages perched …[Read More]
The Ebola virus sounds scary. The headlines about the disease are frightening: it can be fatal, it is spread through bodily fluids, there’s no vaccine. The news reports can cause alarm, and misinformation can be easily spread through social media and other Internet sites. And now that a person treated in a U.S. hospital has died from Ebola, people seem to be more on edge about the disease and about the possibility of transmission.
Experts say don’t panic. They say that you don’t have a chance of catching it. They say that it’s highly infectious but not easily contagious. But that doesn’t necessarily reduce fears or anxieties when there’s a report of Ebola-like symptoms reported at a U.S. hospital.
It’s important to always stay alert, to be informed and take precautions if you think you may be at risk for coming into contact with any virus. But to help maintain emotional …[Read More]
The world has now seen intimate partner violence splashed all over their television screens. Ravens running back Ray Rice knocked his fiancée unconscious in an elevator outfitted with a camera. Most people reacted with outrage to what they saw. But I have heard some say, “Well, she hit him first. She deserved it.” Others are very confused about why she has not left him. So let’s look at some facts.
On average, 24 people per minute are victims of rape, physical violence or stalking by an intimate partner in the United States — more than 12 million women and men over the course of a year.
Nearly half of all women and men in the United States have experienced psychological aggression by an intimate partner in their lifetime.
85% of domestic violence victims are women.
Witnessing violence between one’s parents or caretakers is the strongest risk factor of transmitting violent behavior from one generation to the next.
30% to 60% of perpetrators of intimate partner violence …[Read More]