Mental Health Caught in the Storm | Why We Need Trauma Informed Care

I was lucky to attend a Jesuit college where one of our core values is cura personalis or care for the whole person-mind, body, and soul. Mental health was not ignored. We had a free counseling center on campus. Our student government brought in mental health advocates and therapy dogs frequented our library. Most professors would understand […]

The Impact of Natural Disasters | Chaos After the Storm

I just graduated from college. I’m trying to figure out how to be a real adult and what a 401K is. But there’s a voice in the back of my mind reminding me that there are bigger problems and something is wrong with our world. That voice is talking about the disasters that have overwhelmed […]

Protect Your Data Or Data Loss Will Steal It From the Data Jar

NBC’s hit television show Friends is still popular 13 years after its series finale. Why? It’s relatable, even in the behavioral health world. There’s an episode of Friends where Phoebe has to tell Monica that the cookie recipe she coveted was destroyed in the fire that burned Phoebe’s apartment. Phoebe: I just went to my old apartment to get […]

Service, Volunteering and Substance Abuse | History Repeats Itself

For many of us, volunteering is something that we’ve been told to do to be considered a good person. Parents, peers, schools, and employers encourage us to volunteer because there are people less fortunate than us. You could broadly define this perception of volunteering as the ‘haves’ helping the ‘have nots.’ People who live near […]