Losing a loved one is hard. Losing a loved one around the holidays is even harder. During this time of year, we are reminded of childhood memories, favorite traditions and family. Not only are you cherishing the time spent with those around you, but you are also struck with grief for the ones who are no longer there. Knowing how to cope with these absences, especially during the holidays, can help bring some joy back into this time of year.
PORT Health is honored to be receiving drug destruction resources from The AmerisourceBergen Foundation. We are excited to begin implementing these kits within our communities.
Our primary goal is to remove unused and misused medications from communities to reduce social vulnerabilities associated with opioids.
In December 2017, the Foundation launched a program to provide communities with a safe solution ...read more.
Across the United States, 19% of students report having been bullied on school property. Bullying is defined as any unwanted, aggressive behavior that involves real or perceived power imbalance. While most reported bullying happens within school walls, a significant amount happens outside of school, especially through social media. When adults respond quickly and consistently to this type of behavior, it sends the message that is not acceptable.
Did you know that one in five Americans are affected by a mental health condition? Each year, Mental Illness Awareness Week brings attention to an issue that millions of Americans face every day, mental illness. The purpose of this week is to educate the public, fight the stigma around mental illness, and provide support for those who are suffering.
A mental health condition isn’t always the result of one event such as a car...read more.
Chances are you have a friend, family member, coworker, or acquaintance who is going through recovery. Even though National Recovery Month has come to a close, it’s important to continue to celebrate those individuals. National Recovery Month is a national observance held every September to educate Americans that substance use treatment and mental health services can enable those suffering to live a better life. Just as we celebrate individuals managing their health conditions such as h...read more.
College is an important time in a person's life because of the transition from being a teenager to a young adult. In addition to taking on a course load that is generally more difficult than they might have faced in high school, college freshmen are experiencing a completely new level of freedom. Some students will handle this transition flawlessly, while others may turn to drugs or alcohol as coping mechanisms or because of peer pressure. If you or someone close to you wil...read more.
Today, mental health professionals are seeing record numbers of people suffering from substance abuse, anxiety, depression, PTSD, child trauma, risk for suicide, and countless other mental illnesses.
Unfortunately, not everyone receives the professional care they need, even though most conditions can be treated successfully. The key is early intervention.
For busy primary care physici...read more.
The month of June is designated as National PTSD Awareness Month by the National Center for PTSD. Post-traumatic stress disorder affects approximately 8 percent of the general population, which accounts for more than 24 million people. In addition, 70 percent of adults will suffer from a traumatic experience that could trigger PTSD in their lifetime, according to PTSD United. Make it your goal for June to better understand the symptom...read more.
Thursday, May 10th is National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day: Partnering for Health and Hope Following Trauma. This year, efforts are focused on highlighting an integrated health approach for addressing the mental, emotional, and physical health needs of children, youth, and young adults who have experienced trauma. These traumas can range from physical abuse, sexual assault, loss of a loved one, to bullying and more. Trauma can occur in many different forms and understanding how...read more.
When someone asks you are, two of the most common responses are “busy” and “stressed”. We hear this very often but what does it really mean to be stressed? Simply put, stress is experiencing tension or emotional strain. Not all stress is bad, but when you are stressed often, it takes a toll on your mental and overall health.
Stress causes a reaction known as fight or flight mode. When your body is subjected to these hormones, including cortisol and adrenaline...read more.