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“Why Don’t They Just Leave?”

Disclaimer: 95% of intimate partner violence cases involve victimized women and male perpetrators, resulting in this blog post focusing on women. However, anyone can be affected by intimate partner violence and anyone can perpetrate the violence. Domestic violence – also known as IPV (intimate partner violence) – is a pervasive problem currently facing society. In […]

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Title IX of the Education Amendments

Title IX of 1972 Title IX is a federal civil rights law passed as a part of the Education Amendments of 1972. The law prohibits sex discrimination in “any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.” Title IX specifically states that no person, on the basis of sex, shall be “excluded from participation in, […]

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World Suicide Prevention Day

Globally, an estimated 703 000 people die by suicide every year, according to the World Health Organization. The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) acknowledges September as National Suicide Prevention month to raise awareness of the potential warning signs and increase prevention efforts. National Suicide Prevention Month is also known as National Suicide Prevention Week, which […]

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Recognizing Dr. Mary E. Case

This week, renowned professional in forensic pathology Dr. Mary E. Case has stepped down from her post as St. Louis County’s chief medical examiner. While Case originally attended university to become a neurosurgeon, she began working in the pathology department, which completely changed the trajectory of her life. Forensic Pathology Expert Case graduated in 1969 […]

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Human Trafficking: An International Concern

In 2013 the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution which established July 30 as the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons to “raise awareness of the situation of victims of human trafficking and for the promotion and protection of their rights.” Human trafficking permeates through every country as they may be an origin, transit, or […]

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Celebrating the 32nd Anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act

July 26, 2022 is the 32nd anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) which prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities and guarantees equal opportunities. President George H. W. Bush signed the ADA into law on July 26th, 1990, and 25 years later, New York City observed the first Disability Pride Month. […]

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BIPOC Mental Health Month

Every July, BIPOC Mental Health Month is observed to bring awareness to the mental health needs and struggles of Black people, Indigenous people, and people of color in the United States. Originally, this month was named Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month when it was formally recognized in June of 2008. Bebe […]

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International Nonbinary People’s Day

Nonbinary is an umbrella term for gender identities that fall outside or between the binary of male to female. People that identify as nonbinary often use pronouns that are not gendered (eg they/them/theirs). However, they may also identify as being both man and woman, in between the 2, or completely outside of the binary. Many […]

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Fireworks and Their Impact on Health

The 4th of July has come and gone, with families and friends celebrating the holiday with fireworks. In the next year, there is some information about fireworks to consider – the harmful toll fireworks can take on the world. While fireworks can be used and cause problems no matter the time of year, 4th of […]

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PTSD Awareness Day

June 27th is PTSD Awareness Day. Though we have already briefly covered posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in our post about mental health, we wanted to delve further into the risk and preventative factors of PTSD and what strategies can be implemented to treat and prevent cases of PTSD. PTSD is a mental health disorder that […]

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