“I’m Fine”: How to Talk to the Men in Your Life About Their Mental Health

How many times have you heard the words ‘I’m fine’ when you asked your husband/boyfriend/father/son/friend about their mental health? The truth is that it can be tricky to start a dialogue with men about the emotional and mental challenges they might be facing because they’ve been taught to “man up” or “get over it.” While […]

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How Adult Allies Can Support LGBTQ+ Youth

Between hormones, insecurities, and social pressures, growing up can be an awkward and challenging process. However, for LGBTQ youth, whose main concerns are their safety and the acceptance of their identity, as opposed to grades or college applications, adolescence can be considerably more difficult.  Luckily, adults can play a big role in easing this transition […]

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Reflecting on the Benefits of Telehealth 2 Months In

Just a few months ago, it was estimated that 1 in 5 Americans would experience a mental health problem in their lifetime. Social isolation, the economic downturn, and vast uncertainty caused by the coronavirus have significantly increased those odds.  In addition to overcoming the stigma attached to mental health care, stay at home orders and […]

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Sustaining Telehealth Care Delivery May Require More Than a Pandemic: A Note From Our Chief Innovation Officer, Brandon Ward

Despite communication tools for remote patient/client care being available for decades, the broad health care system has been slow to adopt Telehealth, even with established positive outcomes research. The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the adoption of Telehealth as a way to continue care while enforcing physical distancing.   In a matter of weeks, Jefferson Center, like […]

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7 Ways to Be a Mental Health Ally

On average, 1 in 5 American adults will experience a mental illness each year, but with global events like the pandemic, these numbers are sure to increase. In the past, some people might have believed that mental health was only a concern for those with mental illnesses, but the reality is that everyone will face […]

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Depression Can Affect Anyone: Here’s How to Help

We all experience sadness or disappointment from time to time, but depression is more than just feeling “blue.” With depression, everyday activities like work, school, and socializing can become more challenging and it can even make people lose interest in activities they once enjoyed. Seeking help for depression or approaching a loved one about changes […]

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7 Simple Steps to Help with Anxiety

Have you ever felt your heartbeat racing after a dangerous or scary encounter? Maybe you’ve noticed your chest starts to feel tight when you know you’re about to have a difficult conversation. Everyone experiences anxiety in their lives, but different factors can influence how often you feel anxious, how serious your symptoms are, and what […]

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How You Can Help Fight Stigma in Mental Health 

“Think about the last time you heard someone say, “Oh, I don’t need to talk to a therapist, I’m not crazy,” or “Are you insane? Why would you do that?” Both are examples of the stigma surrounding mental health.  Stigmas have the power to make people feel guilty about things that are out of their […]

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Are You Feeling Burned Out from Virtual Socialization?

The rapid spread of the coronavirus has forced us to change our lives in many ways, but one of the most significant alterations has been how we approach human interactions. Physical distancing mandates have required us to limit contact with one another and almost all of our socialization has moved to a virtual landscape.  For […]

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5 Ways Essential Workers Can Manage Trauma and Anxiety During the COVID-19 Pandemic

In most crisis situations, the first people on site are professionals who have been trained to respond calmly to chaotic and unpredictable situations. Law enforcement, firefighters, and emergency medical workers are accustomed to handling life-threatening events, but the outbreak of the coronavirus has forced us to reconsider our definition of these first responders and essential […]

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