Read our October Newsletter HERE. Enjoy!
by A'tasha Christian, LPC, E.d. Care Coordination One of our biggest challenges as community mental health providers is care coordination – not because we are inept, but often because we simply do not know where to start. The ideal vision of Community Mental Health here in the Commonwealth was for the MH provider to serve as [...]
by A'tasha Christian, LPC, E.d. Understanding Trauma Many healing groups and counselors are convening to identify how to incorporate the effects of COVID-19 into generational and cultural healing. I recommend that all practitioners, whether physical or medical, begin by administering the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) questionnaire. This is a questionnaire that is free and takes less than [...]
by A'tasha Christian, LPC, E.d. Juneteenth On “Freedom’s Eve,” or the eve of January 1, 1863, the first Watch Night services took place. On that night, enslaved and free African Americans gathered in churches and private homes all across the country awaiting news that the Emancipation Proclamation had taken effect. At the stroke of midnight, prayers [...]
Hello everyone! May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Each year millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental illness. We know that typical statistics indicate that approximately 1 in 5 adults have, or will experience, a mental health need. 1 in 20 U.S. adults experience serious mental illness each year. However, those numbers [...]
Being involved in bullying is common among adolescents. Prevalence rates of being victims of bullying vary globally from 6 to 35%, and bullying others from 6 to 32%, whereas a smaller group, from 1.6 to 13%, has experience both as a bully and victim (“bully–victim”) [1–7]. Prevalence differences are most often attributed to variations in age [...]
Antisocial behaviour in young people is a growing problem. In the US and UK, 5–10 % of children aged 5–15 years present with clinically significant conduct disorders , while adolescent risk behaviour is deemed a persistent problem and a significant cause of youth morbidity and mortality . Behaviour problems in adolescence are costly, due to the [...]
Social anxiety disorder is one of the most challenging disorders in adolescence [1–3]. During this age, the incidence of social anxiety increases notably [4–6]. Adolescence is an important developmental stage with regard to emotional, cognitive, biological, and social changes [7,8] where youths are confronted with many psychologically relevant challenges. For example, they have to deal with [...]