For many, November marks the beginning of the season of giving. For those caring for family and loved ones, however, that season can last all year long. As our nation’s population ages, the need for compassionate and affordable caregiving increases. Many times, that role is unpaid and falls to a family member. According to recent estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 22.3% of adults in the United States report providing care to a family member or loved one in the past 30 days. Caregiving is one of the most important and rewarding things you can do for a loved one. It is also one of the more challenging because it places additional emotional and physical strain…
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is considered by many to be the gold standard for treating children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
April is National Autism Awareness Month, making it a good time to review the importance of this evidence-based approach, and specifically, the role of parents and caregivers.
As we herald in a new year with a COVID-19 vaccine, our hope is a return to a life we once knew of being the social animals we’re meant to be.
For healthcare, 2021 poses the hope to refocus on issues that will continue to remain of utmost importance to the health and wellbeing of Americans in a post-pandemic world.
When professionals interested in suicide prevention discuss suicide, a lot of data gets tossed around.
The suicide rate in the United States increased by 35 percent from 1999 to 2018. It is the 10th leading cause of death. Approximately 48,000 Americans die by suicide each year. However, there is one statistic that rarely sees the light of day.
The story of the New York City ER doctor who died by suicide has highlighted the stress frontline healthcare workers are experiencing during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dr.Lorna Breen did not have a history of mental illness, according to her father, but after caring for patients and contracting the disease herself only to return to caring for patients, it all became too much.
The anxiety and fear resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic can be profound, and nowhere is that more evident than with frontline healthcare workers.
Working long hours in substandard conditions with patients who are often very ill and highly contagious, they fear for their personal health and that of their families.
When we imagine health care workers – the nurses, doctors, and support staff – we think of their role helping us. We engage with them as patients, sometimes routinely and sometimes at the darkest hours of our lives, as they help us heal. They care for us.