What is Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)?

As the seasons shift and daylight dwindles, many people experience changes in mood and energy levels. For some, these seasonal changes can lead to a specific type of depression known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). Understanding SAD, its symptoms, and coping strategies can help individuals navigate this condition and find ways to manage its impactContinue reading “What is Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)?”

Mental Health Month 2023

Our mental health is integral to our overall well-being. Just like we take care of our physical health, it’s crucial to nurture our minds and hearts. Mental Health Awareness Month reminds us that mental health is not a personal matter but a collective responsibility. When we support one another, offer a listening ear, and showContinue reading “Mental Health Month 2023”

Back to School 2023

As the school year begins, it is crucial that we prepare children and teens with the information, tools, and resources they need to support their mental and emotional wellbeing.   During this transitional period, young people look to their caretakers, educators, and healthcare professionals to provide them with the care and guidance they need to thrive.Continue reading “Back to School 2023”

Improving Youth Mental Health

Our young people need our help! Children and teens are seeking support for mental health across the globe. With the difficulties that have come with the pandemic, concerns about social media, natural disasters, climate change and more, it’s no wonder our youth are needing extra support.  As a non-profit mental health clinic, Blueskies is dedicated to providingContinue reading “Improving Youth Mental Health”

Human Connection

In today’s fast-paced, technology-driven world, the importance of connecting with others is often overlooked. As humans, we thrive on social interactions and emotional bonds, making meaningful connections essential for our overall well-being. On the other hand, isolating behavior can have detrimental effects on our mental health, leading to a range of issues that can profoundlyContinue reading “Human Connection”

Sexual Assault Awareness Month in April (SAAM)

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM).   What is Sexual Assault?  Sexual assault is any sexual contact or activity that occurs without the consent of the recipient. All genders, sexual orientations, and ages are a susceptible to sexual assault. Sexual assault and violence have profound impacts on lifelong health, opportunity, and well-being (dea.gov).   Risk Factors: Continue reading “Sexual Assault Awareness Month in April (SAAM)”

Alcohol Awareness; Resources en Español

Consumo de alcol y peligros: ¿Qué es el trastorno por consumo de alcohol? Para la mayoría de los adultos, el consumo moderado de alcohol probablemente no es peligroso. Sin embargo, cerca de 18 millones de adultos en Estados Unidos tienen trastorno por el consumo de alcohol. Esto quiere decir que sus hábitos de consumo causanContinue reading “Alcohol Awareness; Resources en Español”

Alcohol Awareness

Alcohol is the most commonly used substance in the US.   1-in-10 Americans over the age of 12 have Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD)  (nhd10.org & drugabusestatistics.org)  These alarming statistics shows us that there is an urgent need for an increase in accessible treatment and intervention for those struggling with alcohol dependency.   One of the biggest challengesContinue reading “Alcohol Awareness”

Self-Harm Awareness Month

One of our missions in 2023 is protecting children & teens who are at risk for self-harm and suicidal ideation. Self-harm means injuring yourself on purpose and is often done in response to extreme emotional distress. This issue is especially common amongst young people, with statistics showing that 25% of teenagers self-harm (pennfoundation.org). It isContinue reading “Self-Harm Awareness Month”

Celebrating Black History Month

February begins the celebration of Black History Month. History.com defines black history month as,”an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing their central role in U.S. history”. The celebration first came about in 1915, when slavery was abolished in the United States. Throughout this month we remember and honor theContinue reading “Celebrating Black History Month”