Mental Wellness

A Beginner’s Guide to Tough Conversations

Are you the kind of person who hates conflict? Do you avoid bringing up touchy subjects to keep the peace, even when something is really weighing on your mind? Here are some tips to start talking about the things that are important to you.  Write Out Your Thoughts In order to get your thoughts…

World Suicide Prevention Day Highlights Need for All-Year Effort

September 10 is marked as World Suicide Prevention Day by the International Association of Suicide Prevention, but their mission doesn’t end when the day is over. Suicide prevention is a daily mission for thousands of people every day: mental health professionals, educators researchers, people struggling with suicidal thoughts, their friends, and their family. You…

How Teamwork Can Help You Thrive

Even though some might grudgingly remember doing all the work in a group project at school, there’s actually a lot of benefits to working on a team! You can use the power of collaboration and teamwork in all sorts of settings like the office, school, or at home.  You can even experience the benefits…

Setting Boundaries to Keep Your Life Balanced

Got too much on your plate and feel stressed out often? You might need to consider setting some boundaries on your time! We are often asked to give a lot of our energy to both our work obligations and our family life, and it can feel like too much at times. Learning how to…

Talking to Your Friends About Mental Wellness

Friends are often the people that we trust the most with our authentic selves. Friends are there to have our backs no matter what. Oftentimes, though, people avoid talking about serious topics with their friends, opting instead to keep things light and fun. The subject of mental health can be a tough one to…

Take a Hike for your Mental Health

It might sound unlikely, but there is a treatment for several types of mental illnesses that is absolutely free. If you’re saying to “Take a hike” because that seems improbable, you actually guessed right! Hikes in nature are shown to help with symptoms of mental illness, and even cause a decrease in activity in…

Being Aware Vs. Being Anxious: Finding Balance

June is National Safety Month. It’s a time when we boost awareness of common risks in our day-to-day environment to reduce death and injury from accidents at home, in the car, and in the workplace.  While June typically marks the start of summer, too, it feels different than any summer we’ve had. Coupled with…

Decompress to Beat the Stress!

Experts on safety say that stress contributes to common accidents that have lasting consequences. Whether it is caused from an intense workload or troubles at home, people are more likely to make errors in their everyday lives when they can’t focus due to the effects of stress. Don’t let your stress add to the…

Managing Anxiety When You’re Worried About Your Health

Would you consider yourself a germaphobe? These days, more and more people are feeling anxious about illness, and that’s a valid concern. Before COVID-19, it might have been unusual to see people wearing masks at a grocery store or gloves to fill up their cars with gas, but it has become more and more…

Beat Boredom to Keep Your Mind Healthy

In this fast-paced world, it’s getting rarer and rarer to feel bored. Adults and kids alike have gotten used to calendars filled with activities in order to avoid it entirely. But now, most of those activities have been put on hold in order to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, and we have all been reminded…