Mental Health and Mental Illness

Mental Health and Mental Illness Often in our society the term “Mental health” and the term “Mental illness” are interchanged or misused when discussing or describing a person’s mental state. The terms describe two different situations regarding people’s ability to function within societal guidelines. Mental health is defined as a state of well-being in which every individual realizes…

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Love Never Ends

Love Never Ends February celebrates Valentine’s Day and Healthy Hearts month. Both events involve love; love of others and love of self. To continue to love and care for others in our lives we need to take care of ourselves, doing the things that keep our hearts healthy: eating the correct foods, exercising, reducing stress,…

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Life Losses and Children’s Well-Being

Life Losses and Children’s Well-Being Fundamental to children’s well-being, which includes health (physical and mental), safety, and appropriate developmental support in all six developmental areas, is the ability of their caregivers, parents, and guardians to provide those elements of well-being. Adults who have not resolved their own life losses, many stemming from their childhood, lack…

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Finding Enjoyment in the Holidays

Finding Enjoyment in the Holidays Between October31st and January 6th there are several holidays that are celebrated around the world and in the USA. The most well recognized is Christmas but also includes Halloween/All Souls Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukah, Kwanza, New Year’s and Epiphany. Whatever holiday is important to you/your family and for whatever reason,…

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