Shining a Spotlight on Military Sexual Trauma

The brave men and women who serve our country in the military experience many difficult stressors that ordinary citizens do not. Whether they’re in the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, National Guard, or Coast Guard, life in the armed forces is intense, stressful and often unpredictable—regardless of whether or not any active war zone duty […]

Relapse Prevention: 7 Tips to Help You Stay on Track

If there had been an episode of a sitcom created to encapsulate the pandemic year-plus, it probably would’ve been titled, “The Time When Absolutely Nothing Went According to Plan.”  Whether it was work, school, social engagements, or routine errands such as grocery shopping, dental appointments, or your car’s oil change, everything was the opposite of […]

COVID Suicide Rates Dropped Despite Challenges

Despite the rise in depression and anxiety symptoms, firearm sales, and drug and alcohol use, US suicide rates during COVID actually fell 6% last year, the largest annual decline in four decades. While we’ve all watched our fair share of disaster movies — Titanic, The Day After Tomorrow, The Perfect Storm, and probably the most […]

Kindness Matters

We’ve all seen it happen. Maybe it’s an online disagreement that got all-caps ugly. A barista chewed out for foaming the wrong milk. An impatient driver aggressively passing a slower one. Rolled eyes, loud sighs, or demands to “see a manager” in a long line of any kind. Or it’s knee-jerk nastiness when a store […]