Maternal Mental Health

I want to talk a little about mental health today, as we recognize maternal mental health this month. First, I’m not a mental health professional but I’m a maternal health advocate and critical incident professional so I have experience dealing with individuals in both areas. What’s Maternal Mental Health? According to The World Health Organization,Continue reading “Maternal Mental Health”

Just Because You Don’t See It, Doesn’t Mean It’s Not Real. Mental Health Is Real. #Youarenotalone

Each year millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental illness. During May, NAMI joins the national movement to raise awareness about mental health. Each year we fight stigma, provide support, educate the public and advocate for policies that support people with mental illness and their families. Featured You Are Not Alone,Continue reading “Just Because You Don’t See It, Doesn’t Mean It’s Not Real. Mental Health Is Real. #Youarenotalone”

12 ways to keep your brain young – Harvard Health

Every brain changes with age, and mental function changes along with it. Mental decline is common, and it’s one of the most feared consequences of aging. But cognitive impairment is not inevitable. Here are 12 ways you can help maintain brain function. 1. Get mental stimulation Through research with mice and humans, scientists have foundContinue reading “12 ways to keep your brain young – Harvard Health”

Black Maternal Health, What Does It Mean?

What is Maternal Health? According to dictionary, Maternal health is the health of women during pregnancy, childbirth, and the postpartum period. It encompasses the health care dimensions of family planning, preconception, prenatal, and postnatal care in order to reduce maternal morbidity and mortality.  What is Black Maternal Health? The United States has the worst maternalContinue reading “Black Maternal Health, What Does It Mean?”

Up to 2 million cardiovascular ‘events’ could be averted each year by doing this | American Heart Association

About 2 million cases of heart attack, stroke and heart failure might be prevented each year if U.S. adults had high cardiovascular health as defined by a set of seven metrics, according to a new study. Even modest improvements in the population’s overall heart health could make a significant dent in the number of cardiovascularContinue reading “Up to 2 million cardiovascular ‘events’ could be averted each year by doing this | American Heart Association”