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Rachel Stay

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Rachel is a wife, mother, daughter, sister and student intern for The American Public Safety Training Institute. She currently studies public health at Brigham Young University- Idaho.

Police and Mental Health Professionals Respond to Calls Together

Occasionally, those suffering from a mental illness encounter situations that prevent them from maintaining control of how their illness impacts the. Those around the...

Immigrant Anxiety

Moving is stressful. Moving to a new country is even more stressful and produces a lot of anxiety. So many questions and concerns race...

Supporting Someone with an Eating Disorder

An eating disorder can be a long, lonely and dangerous road to walk. Of all the mental health disorders, eating disorders have the highest...

Anorexia: A Brain Based Problem

"Eat more." "Try harder to regulate your emotions." "It’s just an emotional problem." These are the last things someone suffering from anorexia wants to hear because they...

Compassion Fatigue

Julie has many roles to fill. She is a wife, a mother, a daughter, an employee and now she is a caregiver. Julie’s mother...

Lasting Effects of Trauma

A sculptor can take a shapeless piece of clay and over time transform it into something beautiful or useful. Similarly, events in a child’s...

Support through Depression

It is not uncommon for people to feel down or sad after the excitement of the holidays have passed; the dark winter that seems...

Growth After Trauma

Almost seven years ago on the evening of May 22, 2011 the most devastating tornado in recorded history struck Joplin, Missouri with such force...

Correctional Officer Stress and Suicide

In 2011 a correctional officer in a California maximum-security prison went to work and never returned home: he committed suicide. In a note he...

Regaining Positive Body Image

I didn’t have to look far to find examples of unrealistic body images after deciding I would use that topic as the focus of...