Coping with the Mental Impact of Traumatic Events

Author: Racheal Mosimann We all have experienced some type of traumatic event in our lives. Whether or not someone struggles with mental illness, trauma is very difficult to endure. There are many ways a person can experience trauma and there are various ways people react to trauma. It is common for different people to have […]

Why BIPOC Mental Health Month Matters

Author: Racheal Mosimann July is BIPOC mental health awareness month. Originally founded by Bebe Moore Campbell in 2008, this month is to bring awareness to the mental health of those a part of the black, indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) community. To understand the importance and benefits of this month, it is essential to […]

June is Pride Month!

Author: Racheal Boyd June is recognized as Pride Month. Pride has been celebrated for over 50 years, beginning with the first parade and riots that occurred in New York City in 1969, later to become known as the Stonewall Uprising. Pride Month (also known as Gay and Lesbian Pride Month, LGBT Pride Month, and LGBTQ+ […]

May is Mental Health Awareness Month – Let’s Stop the Stigma

Author: Racheal Mosimann The stigma surrounding mental health is detrimental. Every day, there are people who do not receive proper treatment for their illness due to the worry they may be treated differently or judged.  Not only does it contribute to lack of treatment for those who need it, but it can increase mental health […]

The Valeo Foundation Scholarship Awards

Author: Racheal Mosimann The Valeo Foundation has been awarding staff scholarships since 2018. The Valeo Foundation is the philanthropic entity of Valeo Behavioral Health Care. Since then, The Valeo Foundation has awarded a total of 13 scholarships totaling $30,000. Meet Robin Ross, Crisis Case Manager at Valeo and scholarship recipient….. Robin says, “Having the support […]

Drinking the Day Away

Author: Racheal Mosimann Recently, I worked with a consumer who personally dealt with alcohol abuse disorder. When I met him, he was two years sober, and still living with a daily struggle. Every day, he would wake up with alcohol on his mind. Every day was a decision to maintain sobriety. And every day, he [...]

What Loneliness Taught Me About Mental Health

Author: Racheal Mosimann Loneliness can affect multiple aspects of someone’s life. Not only does a person’s loneliness impact their mental health, but it can impact their relationships and daily living. Working in the mental health field, it is easy to see how loneliness can negatively impact a person in many ways. When working daily with […]

Mental Health, Sleep, and You

Author: Racheal Mosimann “Five more minutes” is something that we have all thought first thing in the morning at one point or another. Pressing the snooze button for the third time that morning to get in the extra minutes. The feeling of heavy eyes and drowsiness consuming the first part of your day. You begin […]