Caregivers Need Care Too: 3 Steps to Self-Care

If you are responsible for the wellbeing of others – whether you’re a parent of a child with special needs, or caring for an aging parent, spouse or other loved one – you know that caring for someone else is hard work. Approximately 44 million Americans are caregivers, and the average caregiver devotes more than 20 unpaid hours per week to supporting the health and wellbeing of their loved one. That is on top of their other duties and obligations, including full time jobs in many cases.

Recovery Month: The Importance of Building a Lasting Relationship with Your Therapist

September is National Recovery Month, an annual event that spreads the positive message that behavioral health is essential to overall health, that prevention works, treatment is effective and people can and do recover. Scott Spicer is a public health professional, peer support specialist and consultant who works with high-risk young adults in community-based clinical mental […]

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How Can We Keep College Youth Healthy, Happy and Disease Free?

By Hillary Robertson (APA Behavioral and Social Science Volunteer Program) The transition from adolescence to young adulthood is arguably one of the most difficult periods of time in a person’s life. Moving out of their parents’ home means a loss of structure and stability. After leaving home many young adults neglect the healthy habits they once […]