Trauma, PTSD and General Anxiety after the Astroworld Festival Tragedy

On Nov. 5, 2021, during the first evening of what was supposed to be a multi-day music festival at NRG Park in Houston, a deadly stampede unfolded, ultimately killing ten concertgoers—most of them in their teens and early twenties. According to estimates by the Houston Police Department, nearly 55,000 people were in attendance during the [Continue Reading]

Ali Vise

Ali Vise

Spotlight on Mental Health Awareness Month: Memorial Hermann’s Behavioral Health Teams Provide Critical Psychiatric and Mental Health Services to Patients, Community

By Alexandra Becker               Each May, hospitals and healthcare organizations take time to highlight the importance of mental and psychiatric health through recognizing Mental Health Awareness Month. The goal is to promote resources and services available to anyone affected by psychiatric or mental health issues while also reducing the stigma associated with these illnesses. Memorial Hermann’s [Continue Reading]

Ali Vise

Today is “Blue Monday,” But It Doesn’t Have to Be Bad

By Alexandra Becker The third Monday in January has become known to many as “Blue Monday,” a.k.a., the most depressing day of the year. The concept was first developed based on an observation that people consistently seemed to feel down on this date, likely due to a combination of cold and dreary weather, the cheer [Continue Reading]

Ali Vise

Alcohol Abuse and the Holidays: Warning Signs and How to Seek Help

By Alexandra Becker The holiday season is a time for merriment and celebration, but it can also be marked by stress and grief, especially this year, as the COVID-19 pandemic casts a shadow over customary gatherings and traditions. As such, many people who turn to alcohol—either for added cheer or to cope with loss—find themselves [Continue Reading]

Princess

Princess