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Phoenix Rising in Resilience (AZ)

We are an online collaborative dedicated to raising awareness about ACEs, trauma-informed practice, and resilience-building in the greater Phoenix area. Given the unique history of this city and region, Phoenix Rising will explore personal and historical sources of trauma.

October 2023

Postpartum Hair Loss (Telogen Effluvium) and Depression

Postpartum hair loss is commonly found in women approximately three to four months following delivery. This disorder can last up to six months following delivery, and can have adverse effects on hair growth patterns. It is normal to exhibit these negative effects of limiting hair growth. Healthy hair growth can be corrected within a few months following birth. Postpartum hair loss is extreme thinning of the hair following childbirth, and is caused by significant hormonal changes. Hair grows...

What Sleeping Patterns Reveal

Sleep is necessary to thrive on a day-to-day basis. I have researched the basis of what sleeping patterns truly mean and how they correlate to individual personality traits. There are six distinctive sleeping patterns that individuals conform to. The initial position is the fetal position, in which individuals lay on their side in a curved position. This position is widely known to most sleepers, and reveals an extensive emotional state of anxiousness (Summers & Bagot as cited in The...

World Mental Health Day

October 10, 2023 is recognized as World Mental Health Day. According to Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), there are over 650,000 adults and 245,000 children suffering with mental illness (SAMHSA, 2019). On this day, we are reminded to be informed of how to be both mentally and physically healthy. We observe this day to remind those who are in need to take the proper steps to improved mental wellness. This may include reducing the stigma about mental health...

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