Tag: trauma

Understanding Race-Based Stress

When it relates to mental health, terms such as “trauma informed care” are now part of the lexicon in supporting youth and vulnerable populations. Various types of trauma can affect everyone differently and can have profound negative emotional, mental, and physical effects on the brain and body.

3 Ways to Support Military Family Members with Mental Illness

By: Vanessa Steffens Service members may experience all ranges of mental health related issues. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, 1 in 4 active duty service members is affected by a mental health condition. Unfortunately, there is a large stigma surrounding mental illness and service members. Most military members will be silent about… Read more »

Four Things To Never Say to Someone Who Has Been Sexually Assaulted

By: Colleen McCarron, LPC April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Sexual assault is defined as “any type of sexual activity or contact, including rape, that happens without your consent. Sexual assault can include non-contact activities, such as someone “flashing” you (exposing themselves to you) or forcing you to look at sexual images.” One out of every six women… Read more »