While Thanksgiving is typically a time of year where we discuss the benefits of giving thanks, 2020 is a difficult year for many people to find gratitude. While during most years we discuss getting together with family and loved ones and sharing gratitude, 2020 is making that all the more difficult. The worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, ravaging the planet since March, is surging, families are having to cancel Thanksgiving plans, and many people won’t be able to participate in their usual Thanksgiving and holiday celebrations. On top of the coronavirus pandemic, America is divided based on the recent presidential election, many are out of work and struggling financially, and the rates of mental health issues, substance use issues, and suicide are [...]
Today is Election Day, and either Joe Biden or Donald Trump will be elected president. And regardless of who wins, millions of Americans will be upset. This is one of the most emotional national presidential elections ever. American cities are currently bracing for the fallout, boarding up shops and windows and taking extra precautions. Federal authorities even announced the White House is building a ‘non-scalable’ fence around the property. The nation is at a tipping point. Therefore, it is important to remember that no matter what side of the political aisle you fall on, or what candidate you support or what your political views are, we as Americans must take steps to protect and manage our mental health in [...]
May is Mental Health Awareness Month! Since 1949, the month of May in America has been considered Mental Health Awareness Month, an opportunity to create platforms throughout the country to bring awareness about mental health and mental illness.