A Time of Remembrance – Grief and Loss amidst Winter’s Chill

A Time of Remembrance – Grief and Loss amidst Winter’s Chill By Abigail Unger   During periods of difficulty, distress or challenge we often seek comfort and solace in our interpersonal relationships and cherished community connections. During the holidays we are accustomed to finding ourselves surrounded by

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A Partnership for Better Health

A Partnership for Better Health by Annette Pinder   The Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) has partnered with Planned Parenthood of Central and Western New York (PPCWNY) to provide mobile clinical services at 608 William Street. “In March, we made an immediate decision to suspend most

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Recover, Reconnect, Reclaim – About the Cover Model

Recover, Reconnect, Reclaim About the Cover Model By Annette Pinder   Originally from Virginia near Washington DC, Amy Hartl attended Mary Washington College, majored in English literature, and pursued many interests before becoming an oncological massage and lymphatic drainage therapist. Amy was drawn to working with women

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When You’re in a Dark Place Ask for Help!

When You’re in a Dark Place Ask for Help! By Naomi Taylor   A mental health crisis can look different for each individual. People experiencing a crisis can feel heightened feelings of anxiety or depression, may be victims of domestic violence, or imagine hearing voices. The Renewal

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Understanding Depression and its Triggers and Symptoms

Understanding Depression and its Triggers and Symptoms    Many people periodically have days when they just seem to be in a bad mood. When a bad mood isn’t short-lived, this might be a potential indicator of depression. Depression is a common mental disorder that, according to Sanjay

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Treatment for Serious Mental Illness in a Pandemic

Treatment for Serious Mental Illness in a Pandemic   COVID-19 presented new challenges that have taken a toll on our mental health. Nearly half of U.S. adults say their mental health has been negatively impacted during the pandemic. According to Melissa L. Farrell, Managing Director of Clinical

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