Supporting Mental Health in Public Works Jobs

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When it comes to first responders, most of us think of law enforcement, firefighters, and emergency medical personnel. Of course, these men and women deserve huge accolades for their work. But there is another category of first responder that is so ubiquitous, it often goes unrecognized: public works jobs. These are the individuals working tirelessly […]

Treatment of Depression in Parkinson’s Disease

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Living with Parkinson’s Disease (PD) is physically and emotionally challenging. The degenerative nature of the disorder can have a profound impact on an individual’s quality of life, leading to depressive symptoms. Depression is, in fact, the most common neuropsychiatric disorder in Parkinson’s patients, affecting as much as 50% of those diagnosed. Current therapies for the […]

July is BIPOC Mental Health Awareness Month

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July is recognized as Bebe Moore National Minority Mental Health Awareness month, also known as BIPOC Mental Health Awareness month. It is a time dedicated to shedding light on the distinctive mental health challenges faced by the BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) community. Understanding these challenges is crucial in order to provide appropriate […]

Understanding Mental Health Concerns in the LGBTQIA+ Community

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Individuals who identify as LGBTQIA+ are at a significantly increased risk of mental health struggles. There are a number of reasons for this, which we will look at more closely in this article. Understanding the unique psychological stressors experienced by members of the LGBTQIA+ community will enable us to be more proactive in supporting this […]

How Does EMDR Work?

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Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a psychotherapy technique designed to assist the brain in accessing and processing traumatic memories. It has demonstrated particular benefit in the treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). But how, exactly, does EMDR work? And how does it differ from traditional methods of treatment for PTSD? The concept […]

Counseling for First Responders

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First responders comprise a group of individuals that are often witness to the immediate fall out of a serious accident. By definition, they are usually the first to arrive after a car accident, fire, medical emergency, or other disaster. Among other duties, many are expected to perform life-saving medical care under the most extenuating of […]

Is Ketamine a Psychedelic?

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Psychedelic drugs are being investigated for their therapeutic properties, particularly in the realm of mental health disorders. A version of psilocybin, for example, has been approved for human testing that is currently underway. However, as of this post, no psychedelic drugs have yet been approved by the FDA for the treatment of any disorders.This means […]