December 23, 2016
by Hilda Huj
It is the holiday season, the most wonderful time of the year. Or, is it? For most people, being an immigrant means that they are far away from their family and friends abroad. During the holiday season, when family and friendship values are the highlights of the celebration, it is hard not to feel sad and lonely. [More]
Homelessness is a chronic issue plaguing our society at large. Since the 2008 recession, the problem is not getting better but only worse. [More]
Toya Graham is a single mother who lives in a run-down and dangerous neighborhood in West Baltimore. She was not a likely candidate for national recognition, and yet, there are many who are hailing Toya as a hero. Riots broke out in Baltimore following the death of Freddy Gray, a 25-year-old African American man. Toya would not let her son participate in the riots and took a stand on this. [More]
A recent article in Huffington Post outlined the devastating statistic that may shock a large amount of Americans: over half of America’s school-aged children live below the poverty line in the United States today, utilizing whether or not a family qualifies for free or reduced lunch as the standard measurement for poverty. [More]
October 21, 2014
by Marti Wormuth, MA
If you are dealing with mental illness, then you may often feel very alone. This is a very common feeling, and it's nothing to be ashamed of. Everyone worries that they are the only one that is working through their mental health issue, and many times they make it so that they are more alone than they were to start with.
FB- "No man is an island", although mental illness can make it feel that way. Our blog today will give you ideas for strengthening the community in your life and connecting with others. #connected #nomanisanisland #community #friendship [More]
October 9, 2014
by Marti Wormuth, MA
Many people in today's world say that they want to make a difference in the lives of others. But some people feel absolutely helpless to do so. The good news is - you're not! There are a lot of things that you can do in order to help other people out, and it actually has a number of mental health benefits for you as well. In today's post, we're going to look at some of the things that you can do to help other people and how it can help you to heal and stay healthy emotionally.
FB- You know that helping others is good for your heart, but did you know it's also good for your mind? Here are some easy ways to help others while helping yourself at the same time. [More]