PRA Culture

City Blur

A few weeks ago I returned from the 2012 Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association.  After attending a variety of sessions developed by the Mental Health Section of APHA, doing a presentation on a multi-site mental health courts project we are heading, and perusing the full program, I was further convinced that a public… Read More

Group of women

This past July I had the great opportunity to attend the National CONFERence on Behavioral Health for Women and Girls that was held in San Diego.  Sponsored by SAMHSA, the conference covered numerous topics pertaining to women and girls including: prevention, addictions, mental health, trauma, criminal justice and recovery.  There were so many inspiring speakers… Read More


Unplugging from technology seems for many to be either (a) impossible or (b) undesirable, so most people probably never try. Due to circumstances beyond my control, I always unplug for at least 2 weeks each August. Why is this beyond my control? Since I was 3 years old, I have spent my summer vacation in… Read More