The Holiday Blues and Mental Health

Author: Racheal Mosimann When one is thinking about the holiday season, they often think about lights, gifts, good food and so much more. For most, the holidays have fond memories with friends and family. It’s a time of hope and happiness that is unlike any other time of the year. With the hustle and bustle […]


Author: Racheal Mosimann Gratitude is the quality of being thankful. When people think of November, they often think of being grateful. Not only is Thanksgiving in November, but November is National Gratitude month. The importance of gratitude goes beyond having a positive attitude. Gratefulness can improve your dopamine, oxytocin and serotonin levels. All of these […]

Ending Mental Health Stigma

Author: Racheal Mosimann Mental Illness Awareness Week is from October 2nd-9th, 2022. This week serves as a reminder that people who struggle with mental illness are just as capable, deserving and important as those without. It is important to shine a light on mental illness and mental health to promote education and understanding as it […]

National Suicide Prevention Month: Losing Someone to Suicide

Author: Racheal Mosimann September is National Suicide Prevention month. Because of this, it is important to open conversations about suicide and the effects. Like other types of loss, losing someone to suicide can be one of the most challenging events to go through. Suicide is not only the loss of a life. It is the […]

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 [...]