Emergency Dispatchers Mental Health

Handling approximately 240 million calls in the Unites States each year, emergency 911 Dispatchers, serve as the bridge between the public and other first responders. These vital 95,000+ Dispatchers are often the initial contact of someone in need of help, thus truly engaging them as literal first responders to many intense emergency situations.  Amongst other…

Gaming Addiction in Adults

The average age of a person facing a gaming addiction is 35 years old, this may come as a surprise to some but is a reality to many.  At this age, many of those who spend an excessive amount of time on gaming still have jobs, spouses, even kids, and these too often take a…

Balancing Mental Health and Work

Americans have always been viewed as having a hard-working attitude.  We don’t take vacations and holidays as often or as long as most other countries do. Our work days are longer and more stressful than others.  Even starting in high school, our children go to bed later and wake up earlier than many European countries. …

How Does EMDR Work?

How Does EMDR Work? Before we delve into EMDR, what it is and what it does, let’s first talk about trauma and what occurs in our brain when we experience it. This will help us understand EMDR better.  Our brains have a natural way to recover from traumatic memories and events.  In this process, different…

National Suicide Prevention Month

September is National Suicide Prevention Month.   Additionally, on September 10th, World Suicide Prevention Day, the globe unites to remember those affected by suicide and to focus on directing treatment to those who need it most. The entire month is dedicated to making a difference, raising awareness, and extending help and resources to those in crisis.…

Homework and Mental Health

Balancing Homework and Kids Mental Health

Balancing Homework and Kids Mental Health In an article released on USA Today, our very own Dr. Nicholas Kardaras, Psychologist and CEO of Omega Recovery (Part of Recovery Ways Family of Programs), weighed in with valuable insights into the discussion surrounding kids mental health and homework.  Below are some of his excerpts from the article:…