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September 8th 2014

September is suicide awareness month. Recent events in the news including the loss of beloved actor and comedian Robin Williams to suicide has brought this issue to the forefront. The psychological pain that leads individuals to take their lives is unimaginable. Their deaths leave families and friends heartbroken. Surviving family members not only suffer the trauma of losing a loved one to suicide, but are also themselves at higher risk of suicide and emotional problems.

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August 25th 2014

As a professional, it’s important to maintain your knowledge and skills by frequently pursuing Continuing Professional Development opportunities. Benefits include:

1.    Developing new skills and gaining a competitive edge

It’s never a good idea to become complacent about your professional development.  Employers value those who strive to keep their skills current with workforce needs.

2.    Keeping up-to-date with your industry

August 18th 2014

With busy lives, it can be hard to find time to volunteer.  Many know of the benefits to their community. But did you know that as a volunteer, you gain many benefits as well? Volunteering can help protect your mental and physical health; it can improve your social and even your career networks and so much more!

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July 28th 2014

Professional Development is an ongoing process that should continue throughout one's career.  It’s necessary to stay up to date on the latest trends and information in your field in order to remain capable and competent in your position.  Many professionals find that online learning is a perfect fit for them and their development needs.  Why?

family hugging
July 21st 2014

In 2008, the U.S. House of Representatives in honor of Bebe Moore Campbell, designated July as National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month. Bebe Moore Campbell was an accomplished author, advocate and national spokesperson, who passed in November 2006.

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June 9th 2014

June is PTSD Awareness Month. Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder that may develop after exposure to a traumatic event. A traumatic event is something terrible and scary that you see, hear about, or that happens to you, like:

May 19th 2014

May is Mental Health Awareness Month.  According to the National Institute of Mental Health, each year over 60 million Americans experience some form of mental illness. That’s one in four adults; millions more are touched by mental illness in the lives of family, friends and loved ones.  Mental health awareness month serves to highlight the important issues: to improve access to treatment, to fight the stigma around mental health, to provide support, to educate the public and to advocate for equal care.

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May 12th 2014

May is Older Americans Month. In 1963, our government declared May to be a time to recognize our nation's older persons for their contributions to society and to provide them with information and resources to help them stay healthy and active for years to come.

Autism Awareness Picture
April 21st 2014

April is Autism Awareness Month

Autism Awareness Month is a special opportunity to educate the public about issues within the autism community and to highlight the growing need for awareness about autism and autism spectrum disorders.

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April 7th 2014

April is Stress Awareness Month and April 21-25th is Stress Less Week, a program of Active Minds in partnership with BeyondOCD and the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (NSPL).