A Glossary About Gender

Terms around gender and identity may seem complex on the surface, but they don’t have to be. Even a basic understanding of gender terminology can help you to be a better ally to the LGBTQ+ community.  Whether you’re learning some of these terms for the first time or just need a refresher, we’ve created this… Continue reading A Glossary About Gender

Normalized Diet Culture Comments to Stop Using

Diet culture refers to the expectations we value and place on ourselves to look a certain way. This damages our mental and physical health because everything is framed around how we look or what we eat. Reinforcing negative views about our bodies creates a mindset that can tear us down. In everyday conversations, we can… Continue reading Normalized Diet Culture Comments to Stop Using

Learning to Cope with Political Stress

If you’re feeling stressed about upcoming elections, you’re not alone.  Political stress, the feeling of stress or anxiety related to elections, is common. According to the American Psychological Association (APA), more than two-thirds of adults said the 2020 United States presidential election was a significant source of stress in their lives. Navigating political strife with… Continue reading Learning to Cope with Political Stress

Resources for Victims of Violence

The American Psychological Association defines “violence” as an extreme form of aggression. In 2021, the United States saw 1.3 million cases of violent crime, but the real number is likely much higher as some cases go unreported or undiscovered. Below are resources to help those who find themselves as victims of various forms of violence… Continue reading Resources for Victims of Violence

Preventing Suicide & Saving Lives

Suicide is a leading cause of death in the United States, with someone dying from suicide every 11 minutes. That’s why we want to shed light on the warning signs that someone may be considering suicide and give you tips on how to help friends and loved ones that may be struggling. Recognizing the warning… Continue reading Preventing Suicide & Saving Lives

Using the Right Mental Health Terms

Talking about mental health matters, and the words we use can have a huge impact. In a study from Emory University, researchers found 50 psychological and psychiatric terms to avoid because they are shown to be shame-inducing and stigmatizing. But what exactly is stigmatizing about the language we use, and how can we respectfully discuss… Continue reading Using the Right Mental Health Terms

Stopping Child Abuse

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. All adults play a role in building the safe, stable, nurturing homes and environments needed for the healthy development of our future generation of parents, leaders, and community members. So, how can you help? Know what to look for There can be physical indicators and behavioral changes in a child that… Continue reading Stopping Child Abuse

Managing Anxiety Rooted in Racism

Whether it’s court cases that exemplify bias or unjust killings of people of color, it’s evident we are not in a post-racist society. That’s why many Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) experience higher rates of stress and anxiety due to persistent and generational racism, impacting their health and livelihoods.  Learning to manage anxiety… Continue reading Managing Anxiety Rooted in Racism

Mental Health in the Asian American & Pacific Islander Community

The Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community is less likely to seek help for mental health concerns than the general population. This is a large part of the reason why suicide was the leading cause of death within the AAPI community in 2019 for people between the ages of 15 and 24. Since then,… Continue reading Mental Health in the Asian American & Pacific Islander Community

International Women’s Day

From puberty to age 50, women are twice as likely as men to develop an anxiety disorder. While around 43% of these cases are mild, over half lead to moderate or severe disruption of daily life.  On this International Women’s Day, we’re recognizing why women are more prone to anxiety disorders and working to de-stigmatize… Continue reading International Women’s Day

Now Offering Primary Medical Care!

This is where a journey to better health begins; primary care includes routine examinations, general health advice, and early detection of potential problems.