If you have experienced domestic violence firsthand, you know that it is an indescribable, unimaginable trauma to endure. But it is important to acknowledge it is not your fault.
In your everyday life, you probably deal with a loaded list of responsibilities and a relatively short window in which to fulfill them all. In my experience, this workload can lead to significant stress—not counting any stress in your home life—that results in sleepless nights, physical health concerns, and even mental health issues.
At some point in your life, you may sadly discover that your family member or friend has cancer. Even if you are not the one experiencing it yourself, I know firsthand that the indirect impact of this diagnosis can be truly taxing. As I acknowledge both Lung Cancer Awareness Month and, on the last day of November, Stomach Cancer Awareness Day, I urge you to understand how you can support those you care about through this trying time.
Bullying is something no parent ever wants their child to go through. Whether you’ve experienced it firsthand and know the psychological or physical scars it can leave on one’s self, or you’ve heard or read about the devastating outcomes it can lead to in the news recently, bullying has become a pervasive reality for many of our youth. In today’s digital age, bullying continues to occur well beyond the confines of school property, and can enter the safety net of your home via technology.
At some point in our lives, we’ve all come across an individual experiencing a mental health issue. Keeping with the theme of suicide prevention, which is the focus of World Mental Health Day on October 10th, I’d like to highlight ways that you can recognize the signs of a mental health issue, what you can do to help, and how to determine the right time to reach out.
Students’ busy schedules can interfere with them remaining healthy, in both body and mind, during the school year. One of the key aspects of physical and mental health that tends to suffer during the school year is getting the proper nutrition to remain productive.