Moving into a new era of Trauma-Informed Care

Children’s author Wendy Mass’s book The Candymakers is a playful mystery about four children invited to compete in a candy-making competition. The story becomes clearer as Mass reveals each child’s back-story and the reader understands their motivations and struggles. In it, Mass reminds readers to “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a battle

Moving into a new era of Trauma-Informed Care
Managing postpartum depression during a global pandemic

Motherhood is a time of many emotions and changes, and adding the COVID-19 pandemic to the mix can cause unexpected anxiety to even the most experienced mom. It is important, however, to note the differences between baby blues and postpartum depression—a major mood disorder—to help you decide what is normal and when you should seek

Managing postpartum depression during a global pandemic
Suicide Prevention: help save a life

Before the pandemic, suicide was the tenth leading cause of death in the United States with an average of 132 Americans dying by suicide each day. The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention reports that 90% of those who died by suicide had a diagnosable mental health condition at the time of their death. What can

Suicide Prevention: help save a life
Yvonne Serrano: a story of survival

When Yvonne Serrano learned she had uterine cancer, it had already spread to her ovaries and nearby lymph nodes. She was in Stage 3C uterine and ovarian cancer, moving toward Stage 4. Serrano had been battling symptoms and searching for answers for months before her February 2019 diagnosis. Plagued by nearly constant menstrual bleeding, an

Yvonne Serrano: a story of survival
This is not the year to skip your flu shot

Flu season is around the corner and with the threat of COVID-19 still circulating within our communities, we need to do everything within our power to prevent getting the flu. Everyone 6 months and older should get vaccinated. You can catch the flu any time of the year, but typically it becomes more active in

This is not the year to skip your flu shot
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