Mental illness

Year End Review of Aspire Health Partners 2021

We closed out 2021 and now look forward to a bright new year, I am filled with so much hope, optimism, and love for our community and those we partner with to Save Lives, Transform Communities, and Change the World. Together, we have achieved so much, especially during very challenging times. It has been wonderful […]

How to Be Thankful This Year

Cultivating a heart of “thankfulness” this season might sound like stereotypical advice for this holiday, though it may also be the perfect way to usher in the holiday season. With that in mind, I want to encourage all of you to count your blessings this week. Tomorrow is the special day we have set aside […]

Stress Reduction During Hectic Holidays

The Holiday Season is in full swing. As wonderful as this time of year is, it can also be incredibly hectic. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), that sentiment is common – 64% of adults with mental illnesses say that the Holiday Season made their conditions “worse.” Overall, 40% say that this […]

It’s time for us to CONNECT

Loneliness, depression, various fears, money issues and feeling disconnected… these are real issues that impact us and our loved ones. Some of these issues can seem insurmountable and truly are too much for one person to carry alone. But there is always hope and help available, for everyone. At Aspire Health Partners we see how […]

Stress Awareness & Self-Help Tips

Let’s be honest, we all deal with stress in our lives and with last week being National Stress Awareness Day, I’m sure you feel you’re pretty aware of it already! But in recognition of that day, and for a little self-care, let’s take a look at the actual definition of stress. Webster’s Dictionary defines stress […]

What Red Ribbon Week is All About

Last month we recognized Red Ribbon Week, one of the longest running nationwide substance-abuse prevention campaigns. The week was about raising awareness, promoting advocacy, and sharing resources to help our friends and family who may be struggling with addictive substances. Unfortunately, since the start of the pandemic we have seen a prolific increase in those who are suffering and even […]

Supporting Our Compassionate Caregives, #WorldMentalHealthDay

World Mental Health Day is a perfect time for Central Floridians to honor the men and women who dedicated their lives to care for our mental and physical health throughout this pandemic. These compassionate caregivers faced the same fear and uncertainty that we all have over the past 18 months. They have done this while […]

Let’s Talk About Your Mental Health

September is National Recovery Month. What better time to celebrate the gains made by those in recovery, to talk about advancements in our field that make recovery more achievable, and to honor the dedication of those who make recovery in all its forms possible? Psychological assessment, medication management, group and individual counseling, and case management […]

Children, Teens, School and Pulse Nightclub Trauma

Dale Budha, LCSW Director, Outpatient Counseling Services The Orlando Pulse Nightclub shooting both directly and indirectly affected most of the City of Orlando including our children and teens. As children and adolescents return to school, it is important to consider those that may be dealing with trauma associated with the Pulse shooting. The impact of […]

Relapse Prevention Planning

Keith Raskin, MA, LMHC Director of Medical Assisted Treatment Programs The holidays can be stressful. Stress at this time of year is often caused by several factors. This may include the hustle and bustle of shopping, the increased interaction with family, or painful reminders of loved ones that are no longer with us. For individuals […]