Community is What We Do.

In Allentown, PA, Preventive Measures is proud to partner with and provide support for Jerusalem House Ministries, a non-profit organization that has loved and served the community through Pastors Dan and Georgia “Peaches” Adams for over 20 years. PM donated 75 turkeys and assisted with the setup and distribution of items to prepare a family Thanksgiving dinner. Our Washington, DC…

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Putting Boots on the Ground: The Role of the CSW

The Department of Behavioral Health (DBH) in Washington, DC understands that mental illness can impact every area of an individual’s life and livelihood. Issues pertaining to mental health may ultimately affect other things, such as the ability to find and maintain employment, hygiene and personal grooming, and many other aspects of daily life. For this reason, DBH supports a holistic…

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Breaking the Cycle of Domestic Violence

by Chiletta Walls, PM Director of Creative Development A custody hearing in a Florida courtroom on a hot Wednesday afternoon. A gathering of attorneys, social workers and one attentive judge. My former husband listening in from North Carolina via conference call. His daughter’s mother seemingly late for court. Then the word came. She would not be showing up for court…

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Breast Cancer Awareness

She’s your mom, your sister, your best friend or co-worker. She’s 1 in 8 women who will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime – or maybe “she” is a “he” – since over 2500 new cases of invasive breast cancer are diagnosed in men every year. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and as…

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Making a Gratitude Jar

Adopting a daily gratitude practice has been shown to have many psychological, as well as physical benefits. Gratitude is “the quality or feeling of being grateful or thankful,” in other words, it is an intentional focus on what you have to be grateful for, even in the midst of adversities. Gratitude may be expressed in different ways, many of them…

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September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

Suicidal thoughts, much like mental health conditions, can affect anyone, regardless of age, gender or background. In fact, suicide is often the result of an untreated mental health condition. Suicidal thoughts, although common, should not be considered normal and often indicate more serious issues. Every year thousands of individuals die by suicide, leaving behind their friends and family members to…

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How Do You Spell Back to School Success?

With the end of summer comes the familiar anticipation of preparing for a new school year. Typically, these days are filled with open houses, learning bus routes, school shopping, and meeting new friends. While many schools are open for classroom learning at least in some capacity, around the world, back to school still looks very different in 2020. With virtual…

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