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Bullying Prevention Awareness Month: Where is the Empathy?

In an interview on Fox 2 News on Thursday October 10, 2013 Clinic Director of Birmingham Maple Clinic, Lori Edelson instructed parents to teach empathy to reduce incidence of bullying in school age children. After her profound statement other experts gave similar advice. A Florida arrest of 14 year olds following the suicide of their … Read more

July is Minority Mental Health Month

According to National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), July is National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month. The US House of Representatives proclaimed July as this special month in 2008, aiming to improve access to mental health treatment and services through increased public awareness. Organizations of all types and sizes are encouraged to use this wonderful opportunity to create mental … Read more

Mind Over Matter Run and National Mental Health Awareness Month

May is National Mental Health Awareness Month. To kick off this month devoted to reducing stigma for mental health treatment and raising awareness for suicide prevention Royal Oak hosted the 8th Annual Mind Over Matter (MOM) 5K race on May 4, 2013. Survivors, victims, advocates, friends, families, and fit-minded  people joined together to bring attention … Read more

National Stress Awareness Month: Stress-Relief After Tragedy

National Stress Awareness Month is ending in a week, but sadly most peoples’ stress won’t end with the month of April. Many people are still reeling from the bombing and shooting events in Boston as well, which only increases everyday stress. Experts share some tips on how to keep your stress levels at a minimum … Read more

October is Domestic Abuse Awareness Month

October is a multi-purpose month with days, weeks, and full-month recognition of a variety of issues affecting health and wellness such as Child Health Awareness, Mental Health Awareness, Breast Cancer Awareness, and Domestic Violence Awareness. Domestic violence may include not only the intimate partner relationships of spousal, live-in partners and dating relationships, also familial, elder … Read more

June is Men’s Health Month

June is Men’s Health Month. In a recent online post, National Institute of Mental Health, NIMH, shed light on the differences between depression in Men and Women.  According to NIMH, men may be more likely to feel tired and irritable, lose interest in work, family and hobbies. Men are also more likely to have difficulty … Read more

Autism Study & Autism Awareness Month Article

Groundbreaking new research is among the first to link obesity to autism. The study printed Monday April 9, 2012 in the journal, Pediatrics,  announces that obesity during pregnancy may increase chances for a child having autism.  This does not prove that obesity causes autism but rather raises obesity as one of many contributing factors that … Read more

March is National Professional Social Work Month

March is National Professional Social Work Month. On March 1, 2012 the National Association of Social Work (NASW) introduced this year’s theme “Social Work Matters” to showcase the impact of more than 642,000 professional social workers in America. According to NASW Executive Director Elizabeth J. Clark, PhD, ACSW, MPH,  “Social workers weave together the threads … Read more