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June is PTSD Awareness Month

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a mental health problem that some people develop after experiencing or witnessing a life-threatening event, like combat, a natural disaster, a car accident, or sexual assault. Often during these types of events, the person does not have any control over what is happening, and they may feel very afraid. In addition to a life-threatening event, a series of traumatic experiences can cause PTSD, such as with a child who experiences multiple Adverse Childhood...

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THERE’S SO MUCH TO LEARN ABOUT JUNETEENTH……

Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. On June 19, 1865, a Union General rode into Galveston, Texas to announce that the Civil War had ended, and slaves had been freed. I have never written a blog before and had to do a lot of research on Juneteenth to make sure the facts are correct and to find out exactly what Juneteenth meant.  In the process, my heart ached at what I was reading.  The inhumanity of man never...

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Mark Moyer Sings the National Anthem – A Dream Come True!

Mark Singing
Since the young age of five, singer/drum player Mark Moyer had a dream of one day singing the National Anthem in front of a large crowd at a sporting event. That dream finally came true on May 26, 2021, at the Lehigh Valley IronPigs Game held at Coca-Cola Park Stadium in Allentown. Singing the National Anthem has been a high point for Mark this year, and it impacted him in many ways. Mark takes pride in being a talented singer and a good listener. He grew up in Pennsylvania and was homeschooled...

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We Honor and Remember You

Today we honor the men and women who died while serving in the United States Military on home or foreign soil for all of us to be safe and free.  These brave soldiers throughout the years and wars paid the ultimate price for you and me.  Remembering their tremendous sacrifice creates a feeling of awe and releases our deepest gratitude. When I think of the soldiers, I also think of their families for their great loss.  Many men in my family served in the military, including my oldest son, a...

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The Importance of Family Involvement

I recently completed an internship with Voice and Vision, which has been such an incredibly insightful and rewarding experience. I had the privilege of working alongside intelligent and compassionate individuals throughout my time with this agency. I acquired more knowledge and perspective about mental health and substance use disorder than I ever thought possible as a first-year intern. The following blog is written to share what I have learned throughout this past year regarding the...

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