How To Be Mindful of Those Living with PTSD

How To Be Mindful of Those Living with PTSD

According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, 20% of military personnel who served in Iraq or Afghanistan experience Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) each year. For these veterans, sudden and loud noises can trigger painful and traumatic memories of their...
Mindfulness – A Tune-up for Your Mind and Body 

Mindfulness – A Tune-up for Your Mind and Body 

Like a car that needs regular maintenance to run well, the mind works better with regular mindfulness maintenance. The vast majority of us hurdle through our days on cruise control, constantly bombarded by stressful thoughts and innumerable distractions. By taking...
Mallorie Finds Security and Stability at Safe Haven

Mallorie Finds Security and Stability at Safe Haven

Her first red flag came when she realized her boyfriend had lied about his age. When Mallorie confronted him about it, he hid the truth from her with another lie so she wouldn’t leave him. “I was young and didn’t know any better,” Mallorie remembers. “That should have...
How a Gambling Addiction Can Affect Your Life

How a Gambling Addiction Can Affect Your Life

Approximately six to eight million people meet the criteria for a gambling addiction, but only a fraction of those seek help. Men are more likely to develop a gambling problem than women. Harlan Vogel, a counselor with the Heartland Family Service Problem Gambling...
Teen Dating Violence: What You Need to Know

Teen Dating Violence: What You Need to Know

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. Each year, advocates from across the country join efforts to raise awareness about dating violence, highlight promising practices, and encourage communities to get involved. What classifies as Teen Dating Violence?...