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Tag: Elisa Woodruff
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According to the U.S. Administration on Aging, the number of United States residents older than 65 in 2009 numbered 39.6 million, representing about 1 in every 8 Americans. With ever-decreasing death rates, this population is expected to swell to 72.1 million people by 2030, representing almost 1 in 4 Americans. As a population in transition...
Recent estimates count more than 2 million post-9/11 military veterans. The National Bureau of Labor Statistics has reported that unemployment rates among veterans was 10 percent in August of this year. The RAND Center for Military Health Policy Research reported that nearly 20 percent of veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan suffered from major depression...
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The statistics are startling. According to the Centers for Disease Control, one in three women and one in four men have experienced rape, physical violence or stalking in their lifetime. According to the Children’s Defense Fund, 1 million acts of domestic violence occur in the United States each year, with up to 10 million children...
Mark Savickas
With the economic downturns and the advent of new technologies, people can no longer make a decision about their career in early adulthood and plan to stick with it over multiple decades until retirement forces them to leave the working world. Indeed, with economic changes that lead to cut-backs, technological advances that change the needs...
Lisa Takara and Shiraz Tata
As scientists learn more and more about the intersection of mental health and physical health, the numbers become more and more alarming. Studies estimate that anywhere from 50 to 80 percent of encounters with the medical industry have some sort of mental health component. Yet many doctors, nurses and other health care workers admit their...
Lynn Lidbury
People who work in careers that require emotional investment, such as nurses, counselors and educators, often cite compassion fatigue and subsequent burnout for leaving their jobs. Those who succeed are those who set proper boundaries around work, taking time to relax and paying careful attention to their personal lives and outside interests. These practices, known...
Joel Filmore
After a week of free events designed to inspire the NIU community to SAY IT OUT LOUD, the campaign team is inviting all community members to a night where they can do just that. As the final event of the week, a Mental Health Open Mic Night is scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday, Sept 21,...