Breaking Barriers: Celebrating Black Trailblazers in the Mental Health Field

Celebrating Black Trailblazers in the Mental Health Field

This Black History Month, we are focusing on the Black Americans whose contributions to the field of mental health deserve attention. Dr. Mamie Phipps Clark, Dr. Kenneth Bancroft Clark, Dr. E. Kitch Childs, Dr. Maxie Clarence Maultsby Jr., and Jacki McKinney all made significant impacts to the field, and today we are going to shed […]

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The Benefits of Dry January

Dry January—a symbolic commitment to personal growth, wellness, and happiness. According to American Addiction Centers, over half of all American adults have a family history of problem drinking or alcohol addiction. In this blog post, we’ll delve into the transformative benefits of embarking on a Dry January journey (or any month for that matter!). We […]

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Navigating the Stages of Grief: Understanding, Supporting, and Empowering Others

navigating the stages of grief

Originally introduced by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross (“On Death and Dying,” 1969), the stages of grief are recognized as Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression, and Acceptance. While these stages are not experienced predictably and linearly, we use them to better understand how we can navigate the feelings we (and others around us) are experiencing. It is important to […]

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Overcoming Back-to-School Anxiety: Tips for a Successful Transition

overcoming back to school anxiety

As the summer sun fades away and school is nearing,  many students may experience excitement, as well as some back-to-school anxiety.   Back-to-school anxiety is a common and natural response to the impending changes that a new academic year brings. From first-time kindergarteners to second-semester seniors, students of all ages may find themselves with mixed […]

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