The Benefits and Potential Drawbacks of Mental Health Labels

In the world of physical ailments, putting a label on a particular illness can be extremely beneficial. If you have a mysterious chronic allergic reaction that’s causing a strain on your life, getting a diagnosis and putting a name to the problem is helpful. Unfortunately, mental health carries a stigma that most other physical ailments do not have, and in some cases, a specific label … Continue reading The Benefits and Potential Drawbacks of Mental Health Labels

How Children Process and Express Grief

One out of every 20 children ages 15 and younger faces the death of a parent, according to a study published in the Journal of Hospice & Palliative Nursing. Other studies estimate that between 20 percent and 90 percent of children and teens deal with the death of someone close to them, such as a sibling, grandparent, other family member, friend, or classmate According to … Continue reading How Children Process and Express Grief

Colquitt Regional Is Investing in the Long-Term Health of Employees

Health care is expensive, especially when it comes to life-saving surgeries for patients suffering the effects of obesity. Colquitt Regional Medical Center in Moultrie, Georgia, is making bariatric-related surgeries more affordable for its employees as a long-term investment Colquitt Regional has promoted the long-term health of its employees since 2012, when it hired its first Director of Corporate Health, who promotes healthy lifestyles through exercise … Continue reading Colquitt Regional Is Investing in the Long-Term Health of Employees

Alcohol Misuse Leads to Dependence

So what if you have two or three drinks at dinner with friends? You’re just being social. Oh, that one time you got blackout drunk at a party? You just like to have a good time. You’ve had a drink after dinner every night this week? You’ve just been super stressed lately from work/school/your relationship and need it to unwind so you can sleep. These … Continue reading Alcohol Misuse Leads to Dependence