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Health and Wellness Articles

There are a lot of expectations around the holiday season. Christmas commercials remind you that it’s the season to be with family and loved ones. Buy lavish gifts and enjoy the food and parties. When you’re ...

Category: Health and Wellness, Holidays and Observances

As the holidays approach, everyone’s schedule gets really busy. If you’re one of the 43.5 million informal caregivers in the United States who provides unpaid care to a family member with a disability or illn ...

Category: Aid, Health and Wellness

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. There are hundreds of resources available for victims of domestic violence. Online, you can go to Thehotline.org. Locally, practically every community has a crisis c ...

Category: Health and Wellness, Holidays and Observances

According to the CDC, the number of HIV diagnoses in the United States are declining. Some experts believe that the prevention efforts are working, but progress is uneven. One of the biggest concerns in HIV/AIDS is among ...

Category: Health and Wellness, Holidays and Observances

September is back-to-school month. Parents everywhere are jumping up and down that kids can get back to a routine. About one month in, those same parents may be looking back at summer and remembering the lazy, carefree d ...

Category: Health and Wellness, school

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention reports that suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S. On average, there are about 123 suicides per day. Consider that AFSP estimates there are 25 attempts for ...

Category: Health and Wellness, Science

In 1998, Pamela Gail Johnson founded the Secret Society of Happy People. She wanted a safe place for people to share happy news. Two years later, the society made August “Happiness Happens Month.” Why is it s ...

Category: Health and Wellness, Holidays and Observances

In a strange sense of irony, Margot Kidder died during Mental Health Awareness Month. She dealt with bipolar disorder and urged people to be more empathetic toward others dealing with mental health conditions. Her legacy ...

Category: Health and Wellness, Religion, Science

June is designated PTSD Awareness Month. The American Psychiatric Association defines PTSD as “posttraumatic stress disorder. . . . [A] psychiatric disorder that can occur in people who have experienced or witnesse ...

Category: Health and Wellness, Religion, Science

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Sadly, there’s still a stigma around mental health disorders. Whether you’re dealing with anxiety, depression or schizophrenia, you can feel alone and isolated. Mental il ...

Category: Health and Wellness, Holidays and Observances