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October 30, 2017
by Tracey Block

the scream

Research Shows Screaming May Reduce Stress

October 30, 2017 23:35 by Tracey Block

the scream
The results of a Washington Post-UMass Lowell poll—about screaming—were released this month. With so many options to help one alleviate daily stress, there might be one helpful activity that's easily overlooked. No app required. No special workout clothes either. [More]

October 26, 2017
by Tracey Block

families

Working Hard for Mental Health and Wellness

October 26, 2017 06:00 by Tracey Block

families
Did you celebrate World Mental Health Day? Is it still taboo to talk about mental health in the workplace? Globally, World Mental Health Day aims to educate, encourage and shine a light on improvements in mental health options, advocacy and recognition of the need to remove the social stigma surrounding mental health subjects. This year’s goal—how to improve the workplace to promote the mental health and wellbeing of all. [More]

March 13, 2017
by Henry M. Pittman, MA

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National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

March 13, 2017 08:00 by Henry M. Pittman, MA

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Elizabeth Glaser, Dolzura Cortez, Marvelyn Brown, Rebekka Armstrong, Kimberly Bergalis, Criselda Kananda, Lesego Motsepe, Musa ‘Queen’ Njoko (Gospel Artist), and Amanda Blake. What do these individuals have in common? They have a few things in common. First, these individuals are all top celebrity females. Second, these individuals are all women. Third, these women contracted HIV. March 10, 2017 was National Woman and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. [More]

September 11, 2016
by Ruth Gordon, MA, MSW, LCSW

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Does Patriotism Equal Racism?

September 11, 2016 20:02 by Ruth Gordon, MA, MSW, LCSW

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The questioning of the suitability of The Star-Spangled Banner as the National Anthem is nothing new in American history. Colin Kaepernick, a quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, has refused to stand in honor of the flag that he believes is a symbol subjugation. His actions have reignited lingering questions regarding racism and patriotism. [More]

August 30, 2016
by Hilda Huj

cyberbullying

Cyberbullying: The New Era of Bullying That Affects Us All

August 30, 2016 00:02 by Hilda Huj

cyberbullying
Bullying has been a social problem since the beginning of civilized men. Therefore, it is no surprise that there are many different definitions of bullying. However, generally speaking, we can define bullying as repeated intimidation, over time, of a physical, verbal, and psychological nature of a less powerful person by a more powerful person or group of people [More]

August 5, 2016
by Henry M. Pittman, MA

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Ubre Not Winning the Battle of Drunk Driving

August 5, 2016 08:01 by Henry M. Pittman, MA

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It’s Friday or Saturday night. It has been a long work week and one is looking forward to the weekend. A way to relax or reward oneself for the hard work one has put in generally is associated with a drink or two of an alcoholic beverage. No harm in that. The harm comes in when one has become intoxicated from the amount of alcohol he or she has consumed that night and decides to drive home under the influence. [More]

July 19, 2016
by Ruth Gordon, MA, MSW, LCSW

strange fruit

The Fruit is Still Strange: Racism in the United States

July 19, 2016 10:00 by Ruth Gordon, MA, MSW, LCSW

strange fruit
In 1938 Abel Meerpol, who was white and Jewish, wrote a poem entitled “Strange Fruit”. He added music in 1939. When Billie Holiday sang it at Cafe Society in Greenwich Village, which was the first integrated club in New York, it became a passionate and disturbing anthem for the Civil Rights movement. The “Strange Fruit” referred to the lynchings of black men in the South. [More]