Saluting Our Health Care Workers: 3 Heroes’ Stories

If there’s any positive to come out of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s that health care workers are finally being recognized and celebrated. For too long, we’ve allowed these men and women to work countless hours without appreciation for what they humbly do day in and day out. From responding to urgent calls to saving lives in the ER, ICU … Read more

5 Ways to Boost Your Mood

When we break a bone, we’re not embarrassed to go to the ER and get a cast. When we catch a bug, there’s no shame in calling up the doctor for a prescription. But for some reason, when we’re struggling with feelings of depression, loneliness or anxiety, there’s often an emotional roadblock around asking for … Read more

A Journey on the Autism Spectrum

When Lucas was just two years old, he began doing 50-piece puzzles. He’d play with cars, but only focus on the wheels going back and forth. His parents, Laura and David of Bay Village, Ohio, noticed that his intelligence level was well beyond his years. But they noticed other things, as well. Lucas’s communication was … Read more

Suicide Prevention: How to Support a Loved One

If you or someone you know is having suicidal feelings or thoughts, help is available through the Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or via chat on the Suicide Prevention Lifeline website, suicidepreventionlifeline.org. This Lifeline is available 24/7 and completely confidential. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S. for all ages, according to The American Foundation for Suicide … Read more

Stand Up Against Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is not always easy to recognize. Victims may not be able to admit that it’s happening, or might justify it, or may think that they can change the abuser. The fact is, any pattern of behaviors used by one person to maintain power and control over their partner or another person (adult or … Read more

What Do The Thin Line Colors Mean?

What Do They Really Mean? Each Thin Line color was designed to represent and honor one of the many service-based professions. Two service groups for which the Thin Line were created for are First Responders and Military Armed Forces personnel. First Responders Thin Line Meaning The Thin Blue Line represents Police Officers. Currently, there are over 900,000 sworn Police … Read more

Awareness Ribbon Colors and Meanings

Since the Middle Ages, colored tokens and symbols have been used to show support. The practice started with colorful ribbons given to English knights before making its way to the Americas. The more modern version of awareness ribbons came with the popularity of the song “Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Old Oak Tree” in … Read more