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Hocking Offers Mental Health First Aid Training to Campus Community

by Tracey A. Maine

On June 24, 2019, CNN featured an article that detailed how an eight-hour workshop has been changing the way people interact with persons in the midst of a mental illness or alcohol/drug addiction crisis.   

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

by Tim Brunicardi

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. 

How Massage Therapy Can Help Alleviate Your Headaches

by Tim Brunicardi

While almost everyone gets an occasional headache, for some it's a common, if not daily, occurrence. It's important to understand that there are different types of headaches and that treatment can vary according to the type that's being addressed.

America's War On Drugs: How You Can Help Combat the Drug Epidemic

by Tim Brunicardi

It's no secret that the U.S. has a drug problem.

Substance Abuse Counselors: Where Do They Work & What Do They Do?

by Tim Brunicardi

Do you know someone who was addicted to alcohol or drugs and sought treatment? If so, then they may have seen a substance abuse counselor.

4 Ways Students Can Get a Better Night's Sleep in College

by Hocking College Contributing Writer

College students may not be known for their stellar sleeping habits, but that doesn’t mean you should suffer from insomnia. Between a noisy dorm setting and an unfamiliar sleeping space, you may find yourself lying awake at night. It’s no wonder why as much as 70% of college students aren't sleeping enough.

13 Tips For Staying Sober This Holiday Season

by Tim Brunicardi

The holiday season can be an extremely stressful time of year, especially if you just got out of a recovery program and are sober. While getting together with family and friends may have seemed harmless in the past, you could be putting your recovery at risk if alcohol is being served at any holiday function. Therefore, if this is your first holiday season sober, here are 13 tips to help you get through it sober.

Shattering the Silence on Domestic Violence

by Tim Brunicardi

While many may know that October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, it is also National Domestic Violence Awareness MonthAccording to The Center for Family Justice, domestic abuse is defined as “a pattern of coercive, controlling behavior that is a pervasive, life-threatening crime affecting people in all communities regardless of gender, age, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, religion, social standing, and immigration status.”

Shining A Light On World Mental Health Day

by Tim Brunicardi

Presented by the World Federation for Mental Health and supported by the United Nations, today is World Mental Health Day (WMHD) which focuses on raising awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilizing efforts in support of mental health. This year's theme is “Young People and Mental Health in a Changing World.”

8 Health Benefits From Getting a Massage

by Tim Brunicardi

Today kicks off EveryBody Deserves a Massage Week which runs from July 15 through July 21. Sponsored by the Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals (ABMP), this event has been bringing attention to the benefits of massage therapy since 1995.

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