Author: Casa Pacifica

The National Center for Education Statistics cites that at least 20 percent of students ages 12 to 18 report some sort of bullying at school. The effects of bullying can have long-term negative consequences and can color childhood with fear, isolation or social anxiety. Initial...

As America continues to deal with a global pandemic, as well as racial unrest in the country, exercising the right to vote in the 2020 election has never been more important. If you’re not voting for your own interests and standing up for your own...

By Laura Niedringhaus, Clinical Outreach Manager National Recovery Month is a national observance held every September to educate Americans that substance use treatment and mental health services can enable those with mental health and substance use disorders to live healthy and rewarding lives. Now in its...

To celebrate National Friendship Day, let’s remember how it was originated. Joyce Hall, the founder of Hallmark cards in 1930, wanted people to celebrate their friendships in the same fashion as holiday celebrations and designated August 2 as the day we observe our friends. Friendships enable...

By: James Freeman, Casa Pacifica Director of Training It’s mid-summer and even kids in extended school year are wrapping up their online classes. It’s been a different summer than any of us had planned or expected. Not since the world wars or the flu pandemic in...

July is a powerful month as National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month raises the awareness of the mental health of minorities. Multicultural communities often face unique issues when getting care for mental health. Despite advances in research and health impartiality, disparities in mental health care...

By Laura Niedringhaus, Casa Pacifica Clinical Outreach Manager & James Freeman, MA, CYC-P, Casa Pacifica Director of Training Mental health is such a vital component of overall wellness but is often overlooked as a negligible determinant of our health. More than 42 million Americans experience a mental...

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