During the COVID-19 pandemic, experts are highlighting the ongoing barriers to recovery and treatment people with substance use disorders face while social distancing dissipates personal safety nets. Time Magazine ran a piece on June 22, sharing the story of Sara Wittner, a 32-year-old who relapsed when her appointment for medication
On December 31st, a cluster of people with pneumonia of unknown etiology were identified in Wuhan, China. By January 7th, the nation’s health authorities confirmed that the cause was a novel coronavirus, 2019-nCoV. To date, we know the virus has made its way to at least 185 countries and territories,
When I moved to New Orleans in February 2006, it was five and a half months after Hurricane Katrina ravaged the city, and the storm still pulsed in its streets and people. A rescue boat appeared to be parallel parked outside of my Marigny apartment on Elysian Fields, and dogs
“The barrier of loneliness: the palpable, desperate need of the human animal to be with his fellow man. Up there … is an enemy known as isolation.”
The Washington Post recently shared the quote above from a 1959 Twilight Zone episode that explored the impacts of a man being all alone.
Staff Sgt. Charles F. Pugsley says it reinforces stigma when the military says it’s okay to ask for help, but it’s not. He says the contradiction is worse than the days when soldiers just weren’t supposed to talk about mental health because there wasn’t any ambiguity.