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”

THE WORLD ACCORDING TO MR. ROGERS

Part of the problem with the word disabilities is that it immediately suggests an inability to see or hear or walk or do other things that many of us take for granted. But what of people who can’t feel? Or talk about their feelings? Or manage their feelings in constructive ways? What of people whoContinue reading “THE WORLD ACCORDING TO MR. ROGERS”

JULY 5TH-FOOD FOR THOUGHT

“Be kind even if the person your being kind to doesn’t respect your kindness. It shows growth and maturity, and you will be rewarded in time.”―Joshua Bridges “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.”― Plato “Be the reason someone smiles. Be the reason someone feels loved and believes in the goodnessContinue reading “JULY 5TH-FOOD FOR THOUGHT”

YOUTH VILLAGES STORIES

July is Minority Mental Health Awareness Month Every day, millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental health condition. In many communities, these problems are increased by less access to care, cultural stigma and lower quality care. Anyone can experience the challenges of mental illness regardless of their background. But, one’s culturalContinue reading “YOUTH VILLAGES STORIES”

National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

July is National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month and the month offers organizations of all types and sizes a wonderful opportunity to create mental health awareness in diverse communities. The US House of Representatives proclaimed July as this special month in 2008, aiming to improve access to mental health treatment and services through increased publicContinue reading “National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month”

Take a Mental Health Test

Online screening is one of the quickest and easiest ways to determine whether you are experiencing symptoms of a mental health condition. Mental health conditions, such as depression or anxiety, are real, common and treatable. And recovery is possible.+DEPRESSION TEST+POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION TEST+ANXIETY TEST+PSYCHOSIS TEST+BIPOLAR TEST+EATING DISORDER TEST+PTSD TEST+PARENT TEST+YOUTH TEST+ADDICTION TEST+PRUEBA DE ANSIEDAD (ANXIETY TESTContinue reading “Take a Mental Health Test”

31 Tips To Boost Your Mental Health

1. Track gratitude and achievement with a journal. Include 3 things you were grateful for and 3 things you were able to accomplish each day. 2. Start your day with a cup of co­ffee. Coff­ee consumption is linked to lower rates of depression. If you can’t drink coff­ee because of the caff­eine, try another good-for-you drink like green tea. Continue reading “31 Tips To Boost Your Mental Health”