Suicide Prevention

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month It’s essential to shed light on the topic of suicide because it affects millions of Americans every year. Though the conversation isn’t easy to have, silence can have tragic results. The goal of Suicide Prevention Awareness Month is to shift public perception and spread hope and vital information to…

Monkeypox

What is Monkeypox? Monkeypox is a rare disease caused by infection with the monkeypox virus. This virus is in the same family of the virus that causes smallpox—although smallpox is more extreme. Contrary to popular belief, Monkeypox is not a new virus. It was discovered in 1958 when two outbreaks of a pox-like disease occurred…

Vaccine Awareness Month

August is National Immunization Awareness Month! Flu season is just around the corner, and because of the nature of COVID-19, it is more important than ever to get your flu vaccine this fall. The flu vaccine doesn’t prevent you from contracting COVID-19, and the COVID-19 vaccine doesn’t prevent you from contracting the flu—so, both vaccines…

The Importance of Cultural Competency in Psychology

Minority Mental Health Month   What is Cultural Competency The AHA (American Hospital Association) defines a culturally competent healthcare system as one that “acknowledges the importance of culture, incorporates the assessment of cross-cultural relations, recognizes the potential impact of cultural differences, expands cultural knowledge, and adapts services to meet culturally unique needs.” The first step…