January 2016 - Sovereign Health Group

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domestic violence rates
01-29-16 Category: Trauma

Everyone knows domestic violence rates increase on Super Bowl Sunday right? Wrong. During the 1990s, reporters began quoting statistics about Super Bowl Sunday being the most dangerous day of the year for women in abusive relationships. It was said that due to the combination of alcohol and the aggression generated by watching football, men who […]

make weight in boxing

In many fighting sports — for instance, wrestling or boxing — athletes are divided into weight classes. Weight classes are used to make sure that opponents are equally matched in terms of heaviness so that neither opponent has a weight-based advantage. Unfortunately, the use of weight classes often encourages athletes to perform something known as […]

Eating disorders and athletes

Most people have a prototypical image of a ballet dancer. Tall. Flat-chested. Thin. For ballet dancers, being thin is not merely an act of vanity — it’s an essential career move. Often, the best roles go to the thinnest dancers. Young girls are discouraged from entering ballet if they’re “too curvy,” and ballet dancers are […]

National Drug and Alcohol Facts
01-27-16 Category: News and Announcements

National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week (NDAFW) was inaugurated in 2010 by scientists at the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) to encourage educational events in countrywide communities to educate teens about what science has learned regarding drug abuse and addiction. It is now an annual event, and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and […]

california disparity mental health treatment and poverty
01-26-16 Category: Mental Health Treatment

According to the United States Census Bureau, California has a population of 38,802,500. Who can resist the year-round sunny weather, mountains and beautiful beaches? The sunshine state, however, is not just full of blondes in bikinis and surfers. There is dark side to the sunny state, and it comes in the form of mental health. […]

California Mental Health and Drug Problem

According to the California Healthcare Foundation: “Nearly 1 in 6 California adults has a mental health need, and approximately 1 in 20 suffers from a serious mental illness that makes it difficult to carry out major life activities. The rate among children is even higher: 1 in 13 suffers from a mental illness that limits participation […]

Eating disorders among athletes

Bodybuilding is a sport in which individuals use specific exercises to control and develop their musculature. Bodybuilders compete by appearing in lineups and performing pose routines in front of a group of judges, all of whom are trained to identify desirable (and undesirable) body shapes. In other words, when you’re a bodybuilder, your performance is […]

mentally ill parents
01-25-16 Category: Mental Illness

Growing up with a mentally ill parent can leave a painful legacy. Children in this situation can miss out on many important experiences typical to other households. Organizations and experts alike share concern for these youths and seek to alleviate the pain of these circumstances. Members of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry […]


It takes a certain kind of person to enjoy running. While many of us huff, puff and wheeze our way through a single mile, running enthusiasts regularly push themselves beyond their athletic and psychological limits. Running for fun — and competition — requires a tremendous amount of discipline and control. Perfection at the expense of […]

Permanent problems resulting from eating disorders
01-22-16 Category: Physical Health

Behavioral health conditions such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder can cause a number of health issues. While these symptoms vary in severity, many people are not aware that they differ in duration as well. Consequences like weakened bowels, stunted bone growth and neurocardiac dysfunction are often times irreparable. Laxative abuse = […]

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