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A Look at Shelby County Overdoses

After peaking in May 2020 with 50 drug overdose deaths in Shelby County, this number has dropped down to below 40 in February of 2021....

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Vertava Health Editorial Team
May 6th, 2021

National Prevention Week 2020

National Prevention Week 2021

What is National Prevention Week? National Prevention Week (NWP) is a week-long observance used to raise awareness and action around the...

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Vertava Health Editorial Team
May 4th, 2021

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May Is Mental Health Awareness Month

What is Mental Health Awareness Month? Mental Health Awareness Month is a national month-long observance that was first established in the...

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Vertava Health Editorial Team
Apr 29th, 2021

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Down, Out, & Languishing? The Pandemic “Blah”

  Alongside the normal trials and tribulations of everyday life, the pandemic and its lasting impact haven’t helped many...

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Vertava Health Editorial Team
Apr 27th, 2021

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Spike in Overdoses in Cleveland During Coronavirus Pandemic

The pandemic turned the world upside-down. Not only is catching the coronavirus itself a source of fear for many, but also for men and...

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Vertava Health Editorial Team
Apr 25th, 2021

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The Many Benefits of Pets for Your Health

Man’s best friend makes for more than just a great companion. In fact, owning any kind of furry, scaley, or feathery friend may come with...

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Vertava Health Editorial Team
Apr 22nd, 2021

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Mental Health Breakdown? How to Help Someone in Crisis

What is a Mental Health Crisis? A mental health crisis is when someone is may be unable to care for themselves or function properly because...

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Vertava Health Editorial Team
Apr 14th, 2021

Telltale Signs of High-Functioning Anxiety & How to Deal with It

Everyone can feel anxious from time to time, but for some people, these feelings can be overwhelming and constant. Anxiety disorders fall...

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Vertava Health Editorial Team
Mar 22nd, 2021

Celebrating Social Work Month

With Social Work Month in full swing, we want to take the time to celebrate social workers, especially those who work in the behavioral...

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Vertava Health Editorial Team
Mar 19th, 2021

Putting The Coke In Coca-Cola®: The Original Recipe For America’s Most Iconic Drink

Carbonation. Sugar. Color. Caffeine. What isn’t to love about Coca-Cola®? It sure beats Pepsi® — it is the classic after all. The two...

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Vertava Health Editorial Team
Mar 9th, 2021

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A Look at Women’s Mental Health

Women’s Mental Health Statistics Mental health is different for everyone, but there are some important differences between women’s...

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Vertava Health Editorial Team
Mar 9th, 2021

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Signs of Self-Harm in Your Loved One & What to Do About it

What is Self-Harm? Self-harm, also known clinically as non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI), is when someone hurts themselves on purpose. While...

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Vertava Health Editorial Team
Mar 5th, 2021

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Identifying Meth Labs: Breeding Grounds for Toxic Environments

“Breaking Bad”, a show about a chemistry teacher who decides to try and earn more money by converting an old RV into a mobile meth lab,...

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Vertava Health Editorial Team
Mar 3rd, 2021

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Staying Sober During St. Patrick’s Day

The “Party” Atmosphere On St. Patty’s Day For many people, St. Patrick’s Day represents a chance to let loose and...

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Vertava Health Editorial Team
Mar 1st, 2021

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Everything You Need to Know About Being Sober Curious

Although it may seem fun and many people are quick to pull out a bottle of alcohol on several different occasions, there are many downfalls...

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Vertava Health Editorial Team
Feb 26th, 2021