Psych Matters Blog
Veteran mental health services are essential to help our returning vets recover from their deployments and mental health issues related to their service. According to the RAND Center for Military Health Policy Research, 20 percent of the vets who served in either Iraq or Afghanistan suffer from either major depression or post-traumatic stress disorder.
Since 1981, the month of October has been recognized by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence as a Day of Unity to victim advocates across the country. Most of us don’t know what to say or have a lack of knowledge about domestic violence and sexual assault which plays a large part in why these issues persist in our society.
September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month—a time to share resources and stories to shed light on this highly stigmatized topic. The purpose of National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month is to reach out to those affected by suicide, raise awareness about suicide and connect individuals with suicidal thoughts to available resources.
The time we all have been waiting for: the return to campus. Most of us are usually excited to see our college friends and catch up from the summer away. Departing from home is easier than the last time, as we begin to become the more independent version of ourselves. The summer can be a whirlwind of emotions, but now we are back to school, and ready to make more memories.
Research shows that more than 5 million Americans have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease (AD). One in three elderly patients dies with Alzheimer’s or dementia, making it the sixth leading fatality in the United States. Alzheimer’s awareness, research studies, and learning more about brain health are all essential to our collective well-being.