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Mental Health Concerns for Seniors; Individual, Couple, and Family Issues.

On Thursday, Lori Edelson, LMSW, LMFT, taught a single-session course for SOAR (Society of Active Retirees) about “Mental Health Concerns for  Seniors; Individual, Couple, and Family Issues.” Lori cited US Census Bureau information indicating that in 2030, all baby boomers will be older than 65.  One in every five US residents will be a senior … Read more

BMC Therapist Christine Muska Discusses PTSD and Breast Cancer on TV20

Therapist Christine Muska appeared on TV20 to discuss how cancer survivors can experience Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and addressed the ways in which those impacted can support the survivor. She also talked about the symptoms of PTSD. To see the interview in its entirety, click here.    

Mental Health and Minorities: The Numbers Don’t Lie

As we recognize this year’s National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, we’re reminded that mental health care in the US continues to be an important health crisis that affects a large portion of the population.  According to the US Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health, less than one-half of people with … Read more

How Mindfulness Practice May “Retrain” Your Brain

The concept of mindfulness is widely known in many meditation and yoga practices and describes the process of reaching the state of observing oneself without judgment in order to calm the mind.  Mindfulness is known in many spiritual practices as the highest form of meditation, but many individuals don’t know its full potential for being … Read more

Prescription Drug Abuse Among Teens on the Rise

A national study has found that teens are misusing and abusing prescriptions drugs at a growing rate – 33% higher since 2008.  The study, released by the Partnership at Drugfree.org and MetLife Foundation found that one in four teens has misused or abused a prescription medication at least once in their lifetime.  Specifically, the study … Read more