Court listened to AMA on defining alcoholism as a disease, not a crime

Tanya Albert Henry Contributing News Writer Alcoholism wasn’t always seen as a disease needing treatment, and the American Medical Association’s work was on the forefront of changing how the court system viewed and treated those who cannot control their alcohol consumption. Over the years, the U.S. Supreme Court has looked to AMA policies and an amicus briefContinue reading “Court listened to AMA on defining alcoholism as a disease, not a crime”

Be Equipped for Recovery

If you want to be healed, make a commitment right now to begin the process of grieving. Take steps forward, even when you have to force yourself. These daily devotions introduce you to the tools you need for working through the process of grieving. We want you to be equipped for recovery. You may feelContinue reading “Be Equipped for Recovery”

Joy Can Return

It does get better; you will experience joy again. In her book A Passage Through Grief, Barbara Baumgardner writes, “They told me one day I would go twenty-four hours without thinking of my loss. I told them they were crazy. “They weren’t crazy; they were right. At first, I felt guilt, then elation.”[1] God isContinue reading “Joy Can Return”

Good morning you beautiful, unique you!

Let us motivate each other today and stay positive. We all have things happen that turn our lives upside down. What is important is that we recognize what the problem is and pick ourselves back up and move forward. Helping others helps you. Be the support someone needs, be a shoulder to cry on, andContinue reading “Good morning you beautiful, unique you!”

I’ve Learned So Much Since Becoming A Bereaved Parent – Here Are The 10 Most Important Things

by Jennifer Canvasser  Trigger warning: child loss Years have passed since I held my son Micah in my arms. Micah died from complications of necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), a devastating intestinal disease, just before his first birthday. When Micah died in the Pediatric ICU, we left the hospital with his things in a plastic hospital bag and a 30-page booklet withContinue reading “I’ve Learned So Much Since Becoming A Bereaved Parent – Here Are The 10 Most Important Things”

7 Symptoms Of Depression That Can Be Debilitating

by Kimberly Zapata  Depression is a common condition that affects millions of people each year. In fact, according to the World Health Organization, depression affects 264 million people worldwide. It’s a leading cause of disability, impacting many — physically, mentally, and economically. It is (somewhat) biased. Depression is more prevalent in women than in men, and depression can lead to suicide —Continue reading “7 Symptoms Of Depression That Can Be Debilitating”

Minority Mental Health Awareness Month: Mental Health Among Asian Americans

Akua Mind Body > Mental Health > Minority Mental Health Awareness Month: Mental Health Among Asian Americans Posted in Mental Health Posted on July 2, 2021Posted  by Kristen Fuller, M.D. Minority Mental Health in America “Minority Mental Health Month is a nationwide effort developed by Mental Health America to shed light on the multitude of mental health experiences within BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People ofContinue reading “Minority Mental Health Awareness Month: Mental Health Among Asian Americans”

JULY 13TH – FOOD FOR THOUGHT

A simple “are you okay” can go a long way. So many people are fighting a fight that can’t be seen. Take time to be available to listen. Just being there and listening to someone struggling can be more helpful than you could ever imagine. ―Joshua Bridges “The purpose of life is not to beContinue reading “JULY 13TH – FOOD FOR THOUGHT”

Cognitive Biases that Can Feed into Social Anxiety

This post is a follow-up to a conversation Winter Dragonflies and I were having about different mental errors that can feed into social anxiety. We … Cognitive Biases that Can Feed into Social Anxiety

Genes and Depression

Depression is a common mental health condition. The World Health Organization (WHO) says depression affects about 300 million people worldwide. It’s the most common illness and the leading cause of disability across the globe. Depression affects how a person feels, think, and act. Patients with depression may have a hard time eating, sleeping, and working.Continue reading “Genes and Depression”