5 Things you should know about stress

I was browsing the National Institute of Mental health website and stumbled across the below publication. I thought it does a good job of summarizing facts about stress. If you are interested in more information I have attached the link at the bottom of the article of where this information was found at, if youContinue reading “5 Things you should know about stress”

The trucking industry: It needs our support

Every day in the United States of America truck drivers move over $700.4 billion worth of goods. The trucking industry is a very critical component to keep the U.S. economy moving. There are over 55,000 pharmacies in the United States, within just a few days, those pharmacies would quickly run out of medicine if thereContinue reading “The trucking industry: It needs our support”

Lacee a Mental Health Advocate

When I was struggling to get better mentally after a life altering experience one of the things that helped to heal me was listening to other people talk about their past struggles and how they overcame their situation or what they learned from it. Often after hearing someone else’s story I was able to applyContinue reading “Lacee a Mental Health Advocate”

QPR: What is it for?

This week I had the opportunity to take a class on QPR. QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer. QPR is an emergency mental health intervention for suicidal persons which was created by Paul Quinnett back in 1995, the intent is to identify and interrupt the crisis and direct that person to the proper care.Continue reading “QPR: What is it for?”

Free Online Course Helps Farmers, Ranchers Cope with Stress

“When we’ve done our surveys, we found was a tremendous amount of mental health problems out in rural America – two out of five farmers didn’t really know whether or not they could find help or where to go to get help.” Zippy Duvall Click on the below link to check out the free OnlineContinue reading “Free Online Course Helps Farmers, Ranchers Cope with Stress”

The principles of firefighting can be used in maintaining mental health

In the fire department that I grew up in my father was an Assistant Chief, one night after fighting a fire we were back at the fire station and I overheard someone ask my father about why he asked for more resources before arriving on scene. My father explained that as we were approaching theContinue reading “The principles of firefighting can be used in maintaining mental health”