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L.A. Sparks Host Mental Health Panel to Discuss Social Justice, COVID-19
July 2, 2020
The Los Angeles Sparks recently hosted a panel for student athletes called: Navigating Mental Health & Wellness During Times of Social Unrest. The virtual panel was conducted to help youth process the tragedies of the COVID-19 pandemic and of racial inequality in America. ... read more »
Understanding Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
June 24, 2020
PASADENA, Calif.— June 24, 2020—This Saturday, June 27, we observe Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Day, and June is also PTSD Awareness Month. According to the American Psychiatric Association, PTSD affects approximately 3.5-percent of U.S. adults, and an estimated one in 11 people will be diagnosed with it in their lifetime. Women are twice as likely as men to have PTSD. While many believe the mental health disorder only affects military veterans, many Americans who are not veterans of war also experience nightmares or flashbacks caused by PTSD. Those people often relive traumatic events – such as major accidents, sexual assault or witnessing trauma – which become seared in their memories and can negatively affect their mental health. ... read more »
Mayor Garcetti speaks with LA’s leading therapist Michelle Cauley to discuss mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic
April 22, 2020
Tuesday, April 21. Mayor Eric Garcetti provided an update on the COVID-19 pandemic surrounding the Los Angeles region. The L.A. City Mayor was joined by licensed therapist, Michelle Cauley to share news regarding the response to coronavirus. COVID-19 has played a major role in the increase of mental strain. Loss of jobs, death, isolation, and worry of what is to come has all contributed to the cases of stress that are escalating. ... read more »
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Author and Coach: ‘Happiness is a Lifestyle’
June 21, 2018
“Happiness is a lifestyle, not a destination,” says Leslie Pogue, founder of thehabitofhappy.com, a company dedicated to helping individuals reach higher levels of potential. Pogue recently hosted a live event here in the Southland, (North Hollywood specifically), during which attendees participated in an open discussion about the effects of antidepressants. ... read more »
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