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MENTAL HEALTH MOMENT: June is PTSD Awareness Month |  news

MENTAL HEALTH MOMENT: June is PTSD Awareness Month | news

By Gwendolyn Downing, LPC Individuals of any age who have experienced a trauma may be impacted, and infants through adults, may develop a range of reactions, including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). June is PTSD awareness month, which prompts us to tend to the continuum of prevention to treatment, for ourselves and communities. Trauma can …

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How writer David Sedaris defeated alcohol and drugs: ‘Everything I do is extreme.’  †  Entertainment/Life

How writer David Sedaris defeated alcohol and drugs: ‘Everything I do is extreme.’ † Entertainment/Life

David Sedaris may seem like a surprising inspiration for overcoming addiction. Wellness advice is not something he’s known for. A New York Times bestselling author who has been described as witty, irreverent, obsessive, charming, fussy and wickedly deadpan, Sedaris turns otherwise ordinary experiences into brilliantly funny essays that make us laugh, think and often see …

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Important to discuss mental health issues, experts say |  news

Important to discuss mental health issues, experts say | news

Children could be traumatized by all sorts of events, said Muskogee County Behavioral Health Specialist Erica Frazier. “Chaotic home life, such as the mental illness of a parent or substance abuse and alcohol, when you never know what kind of mood your parent is going to be in,” Frazier said. “Abject poverty — are you …

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