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Transgender Awareness Week: Trans History and Normalizing Care for All

November 13th-19th is recognized as Transgender Awareness Week, followed by the observance of Transgender Day of Remembrance on November 20th which is a day dedicated to those who have lost their lives due to transphobic violence. Members of the Transgender community have faced discrimination in many aspects of life. This […] Read More

The Correlation of Cultural and Family Dynamics to Disordered Eating in Hispanic and Latin Populations

Based on the presentation given by Alicia Alvarez, M.ED., M.A., LMHC and Daphne Pozo, DMFT, LMFT From September 15th– October 15th, we joined our community in recognizing National Hispanic Heritage Month. In addition to celebrating the rich history and gifts of Hispanic and Latinx individuals and their culture, we are […] Read More

Raising Awareness and Support for Addiction Recovery: National Recovery Month

Addiction is a relentless adversary, affecting millions of lives across the globe. It knows no boundaries, targeting individuals from all walks of life, irrespective of age, gender, or social status. Its consequences ripple through families, communities, and societies at large, leaving a trail of despair and destruction in its wake. […] Read More

Shining a Light on Mental Illness: Mental Illness Awareness Week

While the importance of physical health is widely acknowledged and openly discussed, mental health issues often remain hidden, shrouded in stigma and silence. It’s time to change that narrative. It’s time to shine a brilliant, unwavering light on mental illness, and there’s no better moment to start than during Mental […] Read More

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Understanding ADHD: Promoting Awareness during ADHD Awareness Month

October is ADHD Awareness Month, a dedicated time when we come together to shine a light on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). ADHD is a condition that affects millions of individuals worldwide. This month, we embark on a journey of understanding, compassion, and advocacy as we look at the intricacies […] Read More

Breaking the Stigma: National Depression Screening Day

October 7, 2023 is National Depression Screening Day. As a day designated to shed light on this pressing issue, serves as a beacon of hope and an opportunity to break the barriers of misconception and fear that surround mental health challenges. Depression, a condition affecting millions, isn’t just a matter […] Read More

Emphasizing Hispanic Heritage and Mental Health: Celebrating Diversity and Bilingual Capabilities This Hispanic Heritage Month

As the leaves begin to change colors and the air turns crisp, the arrival of autumn marks the start of a special celebration in the United States – Hispanic Heritage Month. This month-long observance, spanning from September 15th to October 15th, is a time to honor and recognize the rich […] Read More

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The Child and Adolescent Mental Health Crisis: Addressing the Growing Concern

There is a growing concern in our field, and one that requires our immediate attention: a mental health crisis affecting children and adolescents. The American Psychological Association, for example, declared in January 2023 that “Kids’ mental health is in crisis.” And CBS News helped summarize the breadth and urgency, saying:  […] Read More

Understanding Anxiety in Children and Adolescents: Types and Coping Strategies

Anxiety is a universal and necessary emotion, but when it takes root in the minds of children and adolescents, its effects can be particularly challenging. In a world where pressures from school, peer relationships, and the ever-present digital landscape continue to intensify, understanding and addressing anxiety in young minds has […] Read More

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

Preventing Suicide: National Suicide Prevention Month

September is National Suicide Prevention Month, a solemn yet vital occasion to address a global crisis that claims the lives of too many individuals each year. Let’s work together to shed some light upon the darkness that shrouds this deeply sensitive topic.  Suicide, often spoken of in hushed tones or […] Read More

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