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Renewing Your Mental Health

Webster’s dictionary defines “renewal” as: “to make or become new, fresh or strong again.” What a powerful word! It can’t be overstated – these past few years have been some of the most challenging times we have ever faced. When it comes to your life and what you can control, maybe you should seek renewal in […]

Affordable Mental Health Programs & Services in Central Florida

Thankfully, advocacy and awareness of the importance of mental health is being increasingly talked about. Certainly, you will hear me encourage everyone to take a look at their mental well-being in my weekly messages. But the reality is, many people do not explore support and care for their mental health needs because of the cost. […]

What Does “Rehab” Mean?

Can we have a conversation about “rehab“? Many associate the term with residential substance abuse treatment, and others may think of “rehab” in terms of physical therapy. Rehabilitation, however, is simply about recovery and getting better. Oxford defines rehabilitation as “the action of restoring someone to health or normal life through training and therapy.” At […]

Nurse Appreciation Message

For the 20th year in a row, nursing has ranked as the most trusted profession in America. Here at Aspire, we are surrounded by these superheroes. We simply couldn’t do our jobs without them. When we think about ourselves or a loved one getting sick or injured, we always hope that the process of recovery […]

Central Florida & Mental Health Month

It’s great to reflect on how our Central Florida community continues to come together on issues that are important to us. This community has worked hard to draw attention to, and prioritize, mental health and substance abuse issues. Advancing behavioral health and getting people the help they need, when they need it, is important to […]

Exercising Patience During These Challenging Times

It may feel like everything in our world is rapidly changing right now. There’s no paradigm for the present, and even the experts are constantly working to chart new courses as we’re faced with new changes every day. Now is the time for us to learn and exercise the virtue of patience. If you’re faced […]

Healthy Change Starts with Healthy Habits

Spring is almost here and yet it feels like the new year just started. I know that I, and many others, are still thinking about how to make changes in this year: some of us are focused on our careers and work goals; others want to become more fit; and many of us want to […]

Learn about Seasonal Depression

Have any of you been feeling a bit sadder during this start to the new year? Seasonal Affective Disorder (or S.A.D.) is a real challenge that many people face as seasons change, temperatures fall, or we get less sunlight. It impacts roughly 1 in 20 people, each year. This week in Florida we finally got […]

Making Mental Health a Part of Your New Year Resolutions

New Year Resolutions are a fun tradition and a great way to signify our desire to take a step towards positive change. As someone that has worked in the behavioral health industry for many years, I have found that “positive” mental health can be a powerful starting point for all positive goals that we set […]

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 […]