Bebe Moore Campbell legacy continues to help minorities talk about mental health

In 2008, Congress declared July as Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, to inspire others to identify and address the unique challenges that underrepresented groups face.  Imagine you’re struggling with a mental illness. Maybe it’s depression, anxiety, substance use – whatever it may be. You know you need help, but your insurance […]

June: National PTSD Awareness Month

June is National PTSD Awareness Month, a time dedicated to educate people on the condition and help those who are experiencing it find the support they need.  Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, is a common mental health condition caused by traumatic events in a person’s life. It is normal for people to have stress responses […]

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month to highlight mental health education and resources through media, local events, and digital campaigns.  Mental health matters. Maintaining good mental health is a key part of a person’s overall physical and emotional health. While everyone experiences difficulties that can impact their mental health, about half of Americans will meet […]

Sexual Assault Awareness, National Counseling Awareness and Alcohol Awareness month in April

There are several important awareness campaigns in April, including Sexual Assault Awareness Month, National Counseling Awareness Month, and Alcohol Awareness Month.  We encourage others to learn more about each important topic. Here is a little more information about each observance: Sexual Assault Awareness Month April 2024 marks the 23rd anniversary of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, […]

What is World Bipolar Day?

Winston Churchill once said “History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.”  He made good on that promise, and in 1953 he won the Nobel Prize in Literature for his historical works. He is now remembered as a soldier, statesman, and the man who helped shepherd Great Britain through World War […]

Healthy Relationships in February

Healthy relationships are a vital part of a happy, fulfilling life. In addition to its more famous holiday – Valentine’s Day – February is Healthy Relationships Month.  While Valentine’s Day typically emphasizes romantic relationships, Healthy Relationships Month seeks to understand and celebrate all types of healthy, fulfilling relationships. College campuses across the country observe the […]

Why is SAD recognized in January and what is it?

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that occurs at a specific time of year, usually in the winter when daylight hours are shorter. While it is not recognized as a formal event in January, this is the time when SAD symptoms often become more pronounced for many individuals. The key factor associated […]

Why is January the most depressing month of the year?

The notion that January is the most depressing month of the year is often associated with a variety of factors, but it’s important to note that individual experiences can vary widely. Some common reasons people may find January challenging include: It’s essential to recognize that these factors may not apply universally, and individual circumstances play […]