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The Ripple Effect

How undiagnosed mental illnesses can lead to suffering in families When someone has a mental illness, it does not just impact that person. Their relationships with members of their family, like their spouse, parent, child, or sibling, can also suffer – especially when they are not receiving the help and treatment they need. In 2018,[…..]

The Silent Struggle: Men’s Mental Health

When society determines the ideal characteristics of being a man, we’ve consistently seen the same stereotypes for decades. Tall, athletic, and hard working. The head of the household, and the primary source of funding for the family. Men are expected to be tough and stoic – men are not allowed to cry. “Real” men are[…..]

Mental Health in Sports

Sports play an important role in many American’s lives, whether you play a sport growing up, strive to be a college or professional athlete, or gather with family and friends to watch your favorite team play. Sports bring people together. They teach people life values like the importance of leadership, hard work, competition, and being[…..]

Worth the Fight

by April Tucker It was 2011 and I was in graduate school taking night classes. The classes were long and sometimes boring, but I loved the social interaction! I was a stay at home mom and had been for 10 years. I soaked up this adult learning atmosphere week after week and enjoyed every minute[…..]

Mental Health in the Military

Only 1 percent of the United States population serves in the United States military. These men and women endure more than the average individual – long term separations from family during deployments, strict disciplinary work expectations and a loss of control over job position or place of living. The military fights for our country to[…..]

How to Help: Do’s and Don’ts

Mental Illness is not rare. 1 in 5 adults live with a diagnosable mental health condition. And 50% of all Americans will be diagnosed with a mental health condition at some point in their lifetime. The odds are, you know someone, or you yourself, have a mental illness. So, what do you do? Let’s say[…..]

Optimal Health

by Emily Cline Does having a mental illness make you mentally unhealthy? Your automatic response is probably yes, but I challenge you to think of it this way: A lot of us have had to participate in physical fitness tests somewhere throughout our time in school. That could mean having to run the mile or[…..]

Lessons Learned from Loss

I remember the day I found out like it was yesterday. Though I was only 10 years old, and that day was over 13 years ago, it’s not a moment I think I’ll ever forget. I was in the backseat of my dad’s burgundy Chevrolet pickup truck, sitting next to my baby brother. We were[…..]

National Hospital Week

Advice from Healthcare Professionals on Coping with Stress There is a common saying that goes, “You cannot pour from an empty cup.” It’s so common that it may be easy to brush off, while not considering the deeper meaning. However, it highlights the importance of self-care, especially for people whose occupation is caring for others.[…..]

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)

by Emily Cline The first week of Mental Health Awareness month is dedicated to children’s mental health. Children, between the ages of 1 and 17, are at risk for experiencing adverse childhood experiences, or ACEs. ACEs are traumatic experiences with long-term effects on those who experience them. These experiences affect development and relationships as the[…..]

Mental Health Questions…. Answered!

by Emily Cline Let me just start off by saying, Happy Mental Health Awareness month! Honestly, there are a lot of things that I didn’t know about mental health before starting my job at MHAET. If you’re like me, some of the questions I had seemed too simple to ask. It might seem cliché, but[…..]

Finding Balance

by Emily Wells What do you want to be when you grow up? Where do you want to go to college? What do you want to do with your life? What is your major? What are you interested in? Where do you see yourself in 3 years, 5 years, 10 years? … Do any of[…..]

FOMO (Fear of Missing Out)

by Emily Cline I have found that the older I get, the less I have FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out). In fact, my mom tells me that I have JOMO (Joy Of Missing Out) due to my introverted nature. But I have found in this quarantine, my FOMO has resurfaced in strange ways. I, like[…..]

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