Oral cancer is personal for me. My brother was 49 years old when he lost the battle. What I witnessed was something I would not want anyone to go through. Like many people I know, my brother was very poor about getting routine examinations and care. Otherwise, he would still be with us. We recently observed Oral Cancer Awareness Month in the United States, but people should always be aware of this. Sadly and often unfortunately, they are not. Wednesday, May 20, 2015
The month of May is always a time of celebration and contemplation for those of us working in the behavioral health field because it is when we mark Mental Health Month. Mental Health Month is an annual commemoration during which mental health and addiction issues rise to the forefront of the national consciousness. Wednesday, May 20, 2015
The people who matter most to a representative democracy - the ordinary voters in whose interests elected politicians are supposed to act - feel as though they've become an afterthought in the political process. The tidal wave of money washing over our elections, with no end in sight, is causing Americans to lose faith in the system. In that way, the course we're on threatens the core values and principles that define us as a nation.