Mental Wellness

Keeping Stress Levels Low During the Holidays

The season of presents, celebrations, feasts, and family is upon us. While the holiday season is a joyous time for most, it’s inevitable that the extra pressure to buy the best gift or cook the most delicious dinner adds extra stress to one’s life. To help keep your stress levels low and the holiday…

Alone for the Holidays?

Oh, there’s no place like home for the holidays! Unless you’re watching sappy Christmas movies that make you feel like you’re supposed to be sharing your days with others instead of enjoying a little solitude, but those sappy Christmas movies are depicting a not-so-real reality of how the holidays truly are for a lot…

Bullying Prevention

Adolescent years are full of changes and growth. From wearing deodorant and dealing with acne for the first time to maneuvering the challenges of peer pressure, there are a lot of challenges that school-aged children face, and, unfortunately, there is another challenge that is becoming a larger issue – bullying. To know whether or…

Stigma Surrounding Mental Illness

Did you know that approximately 1 in 5 adults in the US experience mental illness in a given year? That’s 43.8 million people. Pretty shocking, isn’t it? The prevalence of mental illness is something that needs to be addressed and discussed more regularly. Far too often, those who struggle with mental illness are also…

5 Mental health goals for the new year

  Most people tend to make New Year’s resolutions around their physical health, such as resolving to start dieting or exercising. However, we tend to overlook New Year’s resolutions that involve our mental health. Our mental health is central to every part of our lives, and we’re probably worse at taking care of that…

Top five mental health apps

  Mental illnesses like depression and anxiety have become more prevalent in our society, and while therapy and support groups are still a huge part of managing mental illness, clinicians have turned to mobile apps as tools for aiding their patients’ treatment. These apps can be especially helpful for teenagers and young adults suffering…

Millennials and Mental Health

  Millennials are often referred to as the “anxious generation.”  They were the first to grow up with the constant overflow of the Internet and social media, and while the Internet can make life better, it can also make life complicated, as Millennials often compare their personal and professional achievements to everyone else’s. This…

Tips to Staying Healthy and Happy During the Holidays

    The holidays are supposed to be a time of excitement and happiness, spending time with friends and family, and going to parties.  However, all the extra things can cause you to be stressed out, which can negatively affect your health.  Try these tips to keep yourself in the holiday spirit this season….

Ways to Practice Self-Care

    Between work, family, and friends, it can be easy to lose sight of the fact that you need to take care of yourself before you can take care of anyone else.  If you don’t, you’ll end up burnt out, struggling, and possibly physically ill. Here are some ways to practice self-care.  Remember,…