Sunshine Behavioral Health Blog

June 4, 2020

Embrace the Benefits of Owning a Feline for Hug Your Cat Day

Embrace the Benefits of Owning a Feline for Hug Your Cat Day Dogs might be called man’s best friend, but cats are no slouches in the companion department. So, in honor of National Hug Your Cat Day, here’s some appreciation for our feline friends. Besides being soft, fuzzy, and incapable […]

June 1, 2020

Pride Month: Support Groups That See All Colors of the Rainbow

Pride Month: Support Groups That See All Colors of the Rainbow It’s no exaggeration to say there have been tensions between the LGBTQ community and the religious right. Westboro Baptist Church in Kansas was long known for picketing funerals of fallen U.S. soldiers, saying the deaths were punishment for America […]

May 29, 2020

Women’s Health Month: The Challenges Women Face as They Age

Women’s Health Month: The Unique Challenges Women Face as They Age May is Women’s Health Month, and there is no better time to focus on your overall health if you’re a woman. Too often, ladies face a tremendous amount of stress but tend to ignore their own health needs. While […]

May 25, 2020

Honoring the Military on Memorial Day

Honoring the Military on Memorial Day When someone leaves the military, the military doesn’t always necessarily leave them. After they’re discharged, veterans might struggle with physical injuries, trauma, and other conditions, sometimes for years. Unfortunately, such conditions are common. A study of more than 20,000 veterans of Operation Iraqi Freedom […]

May 21, 2020

Mental Health Month: COVID-19 and Self-Isolation Blues

Don’t Distance Yourself from Asking for Help If Self-Isolation Has You Down One huge change since the World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 a global pandemic is this new sense of isolation. In much of the U.S. for the last several weeks, people have been urged to quarantine, shelter-in-place, or […]

May 19, 2020

Beckett Cypher Dies of an Opioid Overdose

Melissa Etheridge’s Son Beckett Cypher Dies of an Opioid Overdose On May 13, 2020, Beckett Cypher died from an overdose due to his opioid use disorder. One of the two children of singer Melissa Etheridge with filmmaker Julie Cypher, he was 21. Etheridge’s accolades include two Grammy awards and an […]

May 17, 2020

Women’s Health Month — Why Women Need to Practice Self-Care

Women’s Health Month — Why Women Need to Practice Self-Care May is Women’s Health Month and since warmer weather is around the corner, it’s the perfect time to start thinking about your health. After all, the sun is shining, bathing suit weather is approaching, and it’s time to pull out […]

May 12, 2020

Mental Health Month: Apps for Mental Health

Mental Health Month: Mental Health Apps There’s an App for That: Downloads to Deep-Six Stress It seems like there’s pretty much an app for everything. Even for elevating one’s mental health. While tapping on your phone isn’t really a replacement for a sit-down with a therapist, there are downloads that […]

May 8, 2020

Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day The driving force behind making Mother’s Day an official observance was Anna Jarvis. It wasn’t solely her idea; her mother and other women long pushed for some kind of maternal appreciation observance. Jarvis organized the first official Mother’s Day celebration in 1908. It was a success and she […]

May 6, 2020

World Maternal Mental Health Day

World Maternal Mental Health Day Some Expectant and Newly Minted Moms Experience Depression That Goes Way Beyond the Baby Blues Motherhood is considered one of the happiest times of a woman’s life, but for some, those weeks and months after giving birth can be marked by deep depression. World Maternal […]