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Rachel Stay

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Rachel is a wife, mother, daughter, sister and student intern for The American Public Safety Training Institute. She currently studies public health at Brigham Young University- Idaho.

The Pressure to Parent Perfectly

The coming of a new baby can be a joyous occasion. The gifts to the mom-to-be and baby roll in. Blankets, binkies, bottles and...

How Investigators Can Work With Victim’s of Sexual Trauma

There is a vast array of events that can fall under the definition of trauma. Some are, for the most part, unavoidable such as...

Are Complementary and Alternative Medicines Effective in Treating Mental Health Disorders?

When someone experiences pain or discomfort, whether physical or mental, the instinct is to do something to remedy it. Throughout the history of human...

Could Mental Health be a Group Effort?

As any parent or caregiver can attest, the emotions displayed in a young child are at times unexplainable and fickle. The attempts of adults...

Migraines and Mental Health: Is There a Connection?

Headaches are a pain. They interfere with functioning in daily life and engaging with others. Migraines are worse. Every sound is amplified to a...

Postpartum Depression Affects the Baby Too

For many, the birth of a baby is a joyous occasion. It is a time to celebrate life and new beginnings. But it is...

Racism – It’s Traumatic for Everyone

Many aspects of how a person’s life will turn out are determined before he or she is born. Socioeconomic status of the parents, where...

High Anxiety in Students

Tests, papers, projects, reports, grades and peer pressure are all classic sources of stress and anxiety for many students in high school or college....

When a Child is Anxious

Fear and anxiety in childhood is commonplace. It’s almost a rite of passage. The list of things children are afraid of can include the...

The Positive Effects of Nature

Recent studies have pointed to a link between mental health and exposure to nature. Jobs provide the money needed to purchase food, clothing, shelter and...