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By Rhenelle McSween-Navarro, Community Health Specialist   Mental Health Awareness Month May is Mental Health Awareness Month, a time for us to pause, reflect, and raise our collective voices for this cause. In a world where mental health struggles are more prevalent than ever, this designated month serves as a powerful reminder of the importance of prioritizing mental well-being, not just in May, but every day of the year. Mental health is a topic that touches all of us. Whether directly or indirectly, we’ve

By Rhenelle Mc Sween-Navarro, Community Health Specialist   Feeling overwhelmed is a common experience that many of us encounter at various points in our lives. Whether it’s due to work, school, relationships, or other life challenges, the sensation of being overwhelmed can be incredibly stressful. However, it’s essential to remember that there are strategies you can employ to help alleviate these feelings and regain a sense of control. Here are some tips on what to do when you’re feeling overwhelmed:   Take a Step

Mental Health Matters: Building Strong Foundations in Kids By Rhenelle Mc Sween-Navarro, Community Health Program Specialist The physical well-being of children has always been given priority, but one extremely important factor that is often overlooked is mental well-being. Mental health in the world’s youth population is often forgotten, or it is thought that children do not suffer from adverse mental health issues as adults do. There are many contributing factors to a child’s mental health, so early detection and intervention is vital

By Rhenelle Mc Sween-Navarro, Community Health Program Specialist   National Recovery Month is observed every September as a time of reflection, celebration, and support for individuals on their journey to sobriety and mental wellness. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA), this month also serves as a way to promote and support new evidence-based treatment and recovery practices, the nation’s strong and proud recovery community, and the dedication of service providers and communities who make recovery in all