How Sleep Patterns Affect Daily Functioning

Sleep is a very important component to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. However, with all the busy schedules and other recreational activities, it can be difficult to maintain the recommended 7 to 9 hours. This continuation of inadequate sleep can lead to deterioration in our physical and mental functioning. The negative effects of sleep deprivation include: Issues with short- and long-term memory Inability to concentrate Negative…

Protecting Our Loved Ones: Risk Factors You Need To Know About Suicide

According to National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), suicide was the tenth leading cause of death in the United States. Do you know the difference between suicidal ideations and attempts? – Suicide is the act of taking your own life by self-inflicted injury. – Suicide attempts is non-fatal, self-inflicted injury where the intent was to die as a result. – Suicidal ideations are thoughts of…

Aging with Grace

The actress Bette Davis once remarked that “growing old is not for sissies.”  In trying to plan for one’s elderhood, there are lots of matters that need to be considered.  With the Aging with Grace series, the Hope and Healing Center & Institute (HHCI) is providing an overview in four different areas: health care, legal, living, and financial.  If you are under the age of…