13 Discussion Topics on Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why and Suicide

    By: Sharon Raggio • President & CEO, Mind Springs Health Young adults and parents have been buzzing with mixed reviews about the new Netflix show 13 Reasons Why, in which a young girl completes suicide. The stated intention of the show is to start a dialogue about suicide, but its intensity and messaging are extremely

    MAY is Mental Health Awareness Month

    Three Things to Know for Mental Health Month May is Mental Health Month and you may be wondering exactly what that means for you. It’s actually quite simple. You need to know three basic facts. Your mental health is as important as your physical health. Hundreds of studies have shown the direct connection between one’s

    Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Can Help

    Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Can Work For You A quick perusal of a social media news feed will show you that people seem to really like to read empowering and inspiring quotes about life. However, how much do people really take those messages to heart? Changing your mood requires more than just reading a positive

    When does social drinking turn into a PROBLEM???

    For better or for worse, alcohol is a major part of American culture. Celebrating a milestone? Have a drink. Meeting a friend you haven’t seen in a while? Grab a glass of wine. But what about when alcohol creates a problem in someone’s life? Drinking is so common, it can be difficult for people to

    Eating disorders and depression…

    Eating disorders and depression may seem like two very different mental health concerns, but they are more closely linked than you may think. The National Eating Disorder Association defines eating disorders as “extreme emotions, attitudes, and behaviors surrounding weight and food issues. Eating disorders are serious emotional and physical problems that can have life-threatening consequences

    Normalizing Drinking?…

    When people hear binge drinking, they often think about college students. However, binge and excessive drinking is a big problem among working age adults. In fact, three out of four alcohol poisoning deaths are among people between the ages of 35 and 64. In a culture that normalizes drinking and continuously bombards us with images