Richland County hosted an informal Lunch and Learn event for county employees May 3 in recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month. Staff from Columbia-based Mental Illness Recovery Center Inc. (MIRCI) discussed the organization and its benefits to the community. Attendees received tips on self-care, mental wellness and mindfulness from MIRCIContinue Reading

By Mike DuBose Our last article focused on medication dangers. Here are some other important thoughts. Save money: Consumer Reports determined “Many Americans, even with insurance, spend more than they should on medications ($1,300+ annually).” Studies show that families are experiencing skyrocketing inflation and some are reducing household expenses to pay forContinue Reading

By Mike DuBose Recently, we explored the importance of engaging with competent doctors and seeking annual physicals to maximize good health. Let’s continue our journey on how medications can help or hurt us! Research your medications: Many individuals visit different medical professionals who treat “specific” aspects of their health. ForContinue Reading

In response to the evolving addiction crisis that is impacting communities throughout South Carolina, South Carolina Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services (DAODAS) Director Sara Goldsby and Governor Henry McMaster has announced a new partnership involving the state’s three research universities that will improve the state’s ability toContinue Reading

The Ballentine Community Center will be hosting a free pilates event on January 6 from 10 – 11 am. Classical Pilates is a workout for the mind and body. Emphasis is on control, centering, concentration, precision and flow, unlocking the breath and strengthening the powerhouse for greater overall health andContinue Reading

By Mike DuBose In our last article, we defined trauma and examined how many of us (or someone you know) are haunted by past tragedies. We learned that trauma has endless categories and how it impacts people differently throughout their lives. Sadly, as I researched the American staggering trauma statistics,Continue Reading