Month: October 2017

empowering kids

Stereotypes and misconceptions about the individuals served by Medicaid are everywhere. In fact, “Medicaid Myths” are so widespread that I devoted an entire article explaining the four key groups that benefit from Medicaid: Children, seniors, individuals with disabilities, and adults. As I explained in that article, while Medicaid does cover 1 in 2 low-income individuals in […]

Sheila King-Miller quote

Any disease can make a person sad and uncomfortable because it reminds us of our own vulnerability. Mental health disease even more so, because it affects our thoughts, feelings, behaviors and the ability to relate to others or manage daily activities. But unlike talking about medical illness, we don’t talk enough about mental illness due […]

Man sitting on boardwalk

October is Depression Awareness Month and the staff at Family First Health are screening for and treating depression every day. Signs of depression are often characterized by a sad mood, loss of interest in activities, low motivation, and feelings of worthlessness or helplessness. Behavior changes associated with of depression often include problems sleeping, having a […]