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September marks National Suicide Prevention Week

By Dr Christina Rahm

Suicide prevention is not a pleasant topic for discussion, yet it is an important one. The month of September marks National Suicide Prevention Week. The initiative, held annually since 1975, is a campaign to inform and engage both the public and healthcare professionals on warning signs that can often lead to suicide. Accordingly, the campaign […]

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Parents: Be Aware of Drastic Behavior Changes

By Youth Villages

Last month, the CDC released a startling report that in 2022, deaths by suicides were at an all-time high, with nearly 50,000 Americans taking their own lives. This number marks a three percent increase from the previous year. Also included in the report is that 90% of Americans believe a real mental health crisis is […]

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A New Alternative to Alcohol in Nashville Bars: THC Drinks

By Editor

This Music City has long been known for its uniquely vibrant nightlife. Nashville’s bars and entertainment venues are synonymous with good times and great tunes. But if you’re trying to avoid alcohol, they can be hard to handle. Well, problem solved. To provide an uplifting alternative to alcohol, bars throughout the city are now offering […]

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Adding a mental health check-in to your school supply list

By Youth Villages

Back-to-school time can bring feelings of anxiety, excitement, or both for everyone in your household. Changes in routine and the unknown are disruptive. The Child Mind Institute offers several tips for parents and students this time of year. You know your children better than anyone, so you have a good idea of which problems to […]

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Sunscreen Is Not All You Need to Protect Your Skin!

By Dr Christina Rahm

As a child, I knew I wanted to work in a field where I could help people. I wavered back and forth between becoming a medical doctor, a veterinarian (as I LOVE animals), or a research scientist. Though, at one point and time, I also wanted to be a chef and an artist as my […]

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Back-to-school safety conversations

By Youth Villages

If you have a loved one who is school-age, back-to-school safety is probably what keeps you up at night. As a mental health provider, clinicians at Youth Villages have had these tough conversations for decades, and they never get any easier. Talking to your children about how to feel safe is so important. You know […]

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Chef Laura Lea publishes ‘Recipes for an Aching Heart’

By Editor

Have you ever been in a period of life where normal, everyday responsibilities feel overwhelming? Where even getting out of bed in the morning is a feat, let alone making a meal for yourself and your family? If so, this book is for you. This might be a time of break-up, or loss, when you’re […]

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How to find clean skincare alternatives

By Kim Alexis

I am always on the hunt for clean products in every aspect of my life and skincare is one of them. We are hearing more and more about clean products—from what we use to clean our house to what we eat. Well, we also need to focus on what we put on our skin. As […]

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The Science Behind the ‘Business’ of Healthy Coffee

By Dr Christina Rahm

According to Craft Coffee Spot, the average coffee drinker, in the United States alone, consumes three cups of coffee per day, with nearly 179 billion cups drank annually. Luckily, coffee is a rich source of antioxidants, which helps in preventing damage caused by free radicals (atoms that can harm cells). Coffee contains bioactive compounds, including […]

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Social Media and Our Children

By Youth Villages

Earlier this year, the U.S. Surgeon General Advisory published a study on Social Media and Youth Mental Health on the effects of social media on adolescents and children. The study showed no conclusive evidence that social media is safe for youth. What may seem like an innocent TikTok account to post dancing trends or an […]

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Introducing Kim Alexis: Pure Living Nashville’s New Guest Columnist

By Kim Alexis

My name is Kim Alexis. Some of you may know me from my days working in the fashion industry in the 80s. I worked as a model, not only for the top designers around the world but also for the top magazines and beauty experts before the term supermodel was born. I got to embrace […]

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How to Prevent and Recover from Burnout

By Editor

Burnout is mental and physical exhaustion that can cause anxiety, depression, and isolation. The term ‘burnout’ has been referenced in historical literature for centuries but the prevalence of it in 21st-century life led the World Health Organization (WHO) to officially classified burnout as a medical diagnosis, describing it as “a syndrome conceptualized as resulting from […]

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