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July 4th, 2020

July 4th, 2020 A Life is composed of a number of years, a number of days, and a number of moments.  Over the course of a lifetime, we tend to remember “moments”.   If I asked you to remember your oldest memory, it would be the moment of an event, a birthday, a vacation, or tragically for many a life-altering trauma. But we are afforded only one life, only so many moments.  Our choice becomes how […]

Dealing with Loneliness and Isolation During the Covid-19 Pandemic

The first three words of The Road Less Travelled by Scott Peck are:  LIFE IS DIFFICULT. I have always liked that statement because it tells us that no matter where we go or what we do in life there will be difficulty.  So many of us in America have grown up with relative ease compared to what many in our country and around the world have experienced.  Difficulty is a subjective term. COVID 19 has […]

Addiction on College Campuses

Addiction and substance use disorders among college students have become a serious issue, one that has grown by leaps and bounds in recent years. In fact, today 49 percent of full-time college students drink and/or abuse illegal and prescription drugs. According to one study by the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) at Columbia University, almost 23 percent of all college students meet the medical definition of drug addiction – that’s much higher […]

A Student’s Guide to Recognizing Disorders, Seeking Help and Promoting Wellness

Going to college is a dream for millions of Americans, yet those with psychiatric disabilities may question if it’s even a possibility. While mental illness may add extra considerations to the process of attending college, there are many options available to turn this goal into a reality. Current college students utilize campus mental health services more than any generation before them, showing that students are taking charge of their mental health and that colleges have services in […]

Substance Abuse in College

According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, about four out of five college students drink alcohol. Though drinking has long been the most common form of substance abuse in college, the National Institute on Drug Abuse points out that the use of marijuana, prescription drugs and illicit drugs is on the rise. The good news is that students can be proactive in understanding what constitutes substance abuse, how to keep their own […]