Mental Health: No Longer the Hidden Disease | By Evelyn Lundberg Stratton

Mental health used to be “the hidden disease,” something to be ashamed of and not talked about. Persons were locked away in “insane asylums” and hospitals. In the 1950’s, a well-meaning movement to take people out of sometimes horrible conditions and put them back in the community took root. Alas, the program was a failure […]

Mental Health: The Many Parts of One | By Toni Jo Coppa

Fresh A.I.R. Gallery presents The Many Parts of One by Toni Jo Coppa August 17 – September 23, 2016 Coppa explains that her work is both cathartic and socially motivated. “The disgraceful stigma of mental illness labels a person and puts them in a stereotyped group. I’m hoping to break the negative attitudes towards common […]

Mental Health: Recognizing and Addressing Symptoms | By Abbey Wollschleger

As a licensed therapist, parents and guardians frequently ask me why mental health is important. Life can be tough and with the rise of social media our kids are faced with more challenges than ever before. Today’s teens face many pressures such as school performance, family problems, peer expectations, bullying, and just dealing with what […]