Post-COVID Stress Disorder

Working from home. Scrambling to find child care. Coping with the death of a loved one. Feeling distant from friends. These are just a few of the ways the global COVID-19 pandemic spurred difficult times for everyone and caused universal stress and mental health challenges, including the emergence of post-COVID stress disorder. This is a… Continue reading Post-COVID Stress Disorder

Student-Athletes & Mental Health Struggles

Student-athletes undoubtedly face anxiety while playing their sport. From pressure to make the shot, get the goal, or score the touchdown to the looming demand to play faster, smarter, and better, student-athletes often find themselves stretched to their limits. But what about after the final whistle blows? In reality, the challenges of being a student-athlete… Continue reading Student-Athletes & Mental Health Struggles

Identifying Autism in Girls

While it’s sometimes assumed that the male-to-female ratio of autism diagnoses is 4:1, it’s really closer to 3:1, research shows. According to the Centers for Disease Control, autism impacts an estimated 1 in 54 children in the United States, but females are at an increased risk of not receiving the proper clinical diagnosis.  Autism, or… Continue reading Identifying Autism in Girls

Creativity & Bipolar Disorder

Studies show that people with bipolar disorder are more likely to be more creative. One well-known artist who suffered from bipolar disorder is Vincent Van Gogh. That is why World Bipolar Day, a day to bring awareness to bipolar disorder and to lessen the stigma around it, is observed on March 30, the artist’s birthday. … Continue reading Creativity & Bipolar Disorder

How Daylight Savings Impacts Your Mind and Body

Moving the clock forward or backward one hour may not sound too drastic, but it can have a noticeable impact on your daily schedule and internal clock. When we spring forward an hour, you lose an hour of sleep, causing grogginess or irritability. As we fall back an hour, the extra hour of sleep sounds… Continue reading How Daylight Savings Impacts Your Mind and Body

March is Self-Harm Awareness Month

There are countless ways that people deal with pain, trauma, mental illness, and the challenges of life. One way that people, especially adolescents and young adults, try to regain control and find release is through physical self-harm. However, this habit can become cyclical and difficult to manage. But there is hope, whether it’s you, a… Continue reading March is Self-Harm Awareness Month

7 Signs You May Have An Eating Disorder

If you’re worried that you or someone you love may be struggling with an eating disorder, there are some symptoms that could indicate an unhealthy relationship with food and body image.  Here are seven major signs. 1. Rapidly losing and/or gaining weight Starving yourself in order to lose weight fast, bingeing without feeling in control… Continue reading 7 Signs You May Have An Eating Disorder

What Are Eating Disorders?

Eating disorders aren’t just about food. They are disturbances in people’s behaviors, thoughts, and attitudes toward food, eating, and body weight or shape. And those with eating disorders may also struggle with other psychiatric disorders such as anxiety disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder, and substance use problems.  Eating disorders aren’t a lifestyle choice, either. They’re serious… Continue reading What Are Eating Disorders?

The Signs Someone May Be a Victim of Human Trafficking

Human trafficking is a multibillion-dollar industry that exploits and endangers millions of people worldwide. It can take various forms, like sex trafficking or labor trafficking, and in most cases, victims are abused, manipulated, or threatened with inhumane or illegal activities.  The truly devastating reality is that anyone could be a victim. So, what happens if… Continue reading The Signs Someone May Be a Victim of Human Trafficking

The Lies Surrounding SAD

Experiencing a shift in mood and periods of sadness during the winter is common. However, for nearly 16 million Americans, these changes are more than “winter blues.” Seasonal affective disorder, or SAD, is a form of depression that is impacted by shorter, less sunny days. Despite so many people experiencing SAD, there are still a… Continue reading The Lies Surrounding SAD

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