Sovtalk: Erasing invisible lines

On Tuesday, at the Center Club in Costa Mesa, California, Sovereign Health held its monthly networking luncheon and C.E. event. Thomas E. Freese, Ph.D., presented his talk “Providing Culturally Responsive Services to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Individuals” to a room of health care professionals. Freese began with a course

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Sovtalk: Truth makes safe spaces dangerous

In San Clemente, California, Sovereign Health hosted their monthly C.E. event luncheon and continuing education event. Ann Flory Mason, LMFT, and Tony Viramontes addressed a packed house on the topic of “LGB/Trans* Competence.” While slides had been made and organized, they were hardly used, as the presenters opened the door

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Learning how to stop workplace stress

Although stigma toward mental illness has lessened over the years through active attempts at spreading awareness and understanding, it is still present in societies all over the world. For many, it still feels almost taboo to speak about their battle with mental illness, whether it is depression, bipolar disorder or

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Pennsylvania’s new medical marijuana laws

In April, Pennsylvania became the 24th now to legalize the use of medical marijuana. The day after Independence Day this year, Pennsylvania began accepting applications. According to a summary from PennLive, the state’s recent passage of medical marijuana legislation represents “”grassroots advocacy winning out over deeply held political and social

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