AY’s Best of 2019

By You, Our Readers AY Magazine celebrates its 31st anniversary this month by featuring AY’s Best, a collection of all that’s great around the state, as chosen by you, our loyal readers. When it comes to an opinion, Arkansans are quick to give one. And boy did they in this year’s annual AY’s Best Awards.…

Defeating the Stigma

[dropcap]M[/dropcap]ost of us know at least one person who struggles with some form of mental illness. It is very real, and while it once carried a stigma, that attitude is changing as we come to understand its prevalence and its life-threatening impact. Nationwide, 1 in 4 adults experience a mental illness, while 1 in 17…

Talking About Sex

[dropcap]T[/dropcap] alking about sex is taboo in many circles. While it may be awkward or uncomfortable for some to talk about, sex is an integral part to everyone’s health and should be easily discussed at it can affect quality of life. Defining the optimal sexual health each person should have is a difficult task given…