Taking Our Mental Health Seriously

We all know the feeling of waking up sick. It’s a Monday morning, your throat is sore, your ears hurt, and your head is pounding. You suspect you have some sort of cold or infection. What’s one of the first thing we do? Many of us would call our primary care office and see if

ACEs: Can your Childhood Influence your Mental Health?

Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) are traumatic events that create a high stress environment, often having lasting negative impacts on adolescents and following them into adulthood. These traumatic events include anything that causes the child to experience toxic stress. A child living with parents experiencing mental health issues such as substance use disorders are at a

BPTI News 9-21-18 We’re fighting the Opioid epidemic

BPTI News: Fighting the Opioid Crisis There is good news from the front of the fight against the opioid epidemic. Several news services reported the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) would be giving $1billion in federal grants to states to fight opioid addiction (Azar, 2018). These grants go to all states to fund