Tag: Mental Health

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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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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Simple Ways to Practice Self-Care While Caring For Your Child with Special Needs

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Are you a mom caring for a child with special needs? Do you find yourself constantly exhausted? Do you experience bodily aches and pains? Are you feeling burnout or overwhelmed? If so, you are not alone. When you are a caregiver to your special needs child, it’s easy to overlook your self-care and put all of your time and energy into their needs—day after day. My healing journey began a few years ago when I realized that I couldn’t be my son’s supportive mom and caregiver if something didn’t...

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Get Up Off of That Thing – Wow!

A big thank you to all who attended the Voice and Vision, Inc. 2020 “Wholistic Virtual Conference on December 10th and 11th, 2020. In case you missed it, or attended and want to refresh your memory, more than 150 people tuned in to the Voice & Vision, Inc. 2020 “Wholistic” Virtual Conference.  This year’s theme, “ Get Up Off of That Thing”, focused on Black/African American communities where there are a lot of barriers for those seeking resources for mental health wellness and addictions....

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My Problem With Change

I have a problem with change. If something in my life is going to change, I need time to mull it over. I need to envision the change—along with every possible variable, both positive and negative, until I come to the conclusion that the change will ultimately be for the better. And, ideally, the change that’s being made should be MY IDEA. I once arrived at my old job at an art gallery to find that the sales desk had been moved from one side of the main space to the other. It had been near the...

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