Disability Pride Month

Disability Pride Month

While many people see disabled people as someone to pity or feel sorry for, there are many people with disabilities who are proud of their differences, and see them as a source of strength in their lives. In fact, there is a Disability Pride Day held each year on July...
Minority Mental Health Month

Minority Mental Health Month

“Talking about your feelings is something only White people do.”  I remember thinking this while sitting in my in-patient rehab center while the counselor asked each of us sitting in the circle that morning to name how we were feeling that day.  Feelings...
PTSD Awareness Month

PTSD Awareness Month

June is PTSD Awareness Month. A month that not only focuses on raising awareness around PTSD, but spreading word and understanding on what it is, how to access treatments and where to receive support.  PTSD, or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, is defined as a...
Pride Month: The History and Meaning Behind It

Pride Month: The History and Meaning Behind It

In the history of the United States, we have had many minority groups that have not been treated the same. They have been denied access to public places, not protected under certain laws, and the list goes on. One of the minority groups that had to endure these...
Toxic Positivity: The Harsh Reality

Toxic Positivity: The Harsh Reality

During the pandemic, the media has seemingly bombarded us with the compulsory need to be positive. While positivity can certainly help individuals cope with uncertainties and fears, there is a point where positivity extends into the territory known as toxic...
Supporting Children Through the COVID-19 Pandemic

Supporting Children Through the COVID-19 Pandemic

When we think of therapy, crayons and puppets might not be the first things to come to mind. Maybe you think of sitting on a couch and talking through your troubles, but when children require psychological attention, a direct approach is not always the best approach....