Mental Health Among Minorities

Although mental health affects all ethnicities and groups equally, some groups are more prone to developing mental health disorders and less likely to get treatment. Factors like racism, cultural factors, socioeconomic factors and lack of access to quality healthcare work against maintaining an individual’s mental health. This can affect whether or not an individual stays […]

Dispelling Myths: Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety is associated with several common mental disorders, like specific phobias or generalized anxiety disorder. Anxiety is especially high among college students and can often be exacerbated by stressful situations. Due to how common anxiety disorders are, there are many components of it that people might have misconceptions of, including why certain disorders develop and […]

Exploring Anxiety Disorders

We might know what anxiety feels like due to our own personal experiences, but it can be hard to understand the extent of anxiety disorders and how they are classified. All of these disorders have one thing in common: an excessive or persistent worry that may not be applicable to a situation. Many of these […]

Dispelling Myths: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

It is speculated that, evolutionary, PTSD could have evolved as a heightened defense mechanism in response to immediate danger. PTSD is one of the most well-known mental disorders; it is natural for people to have a natural reaction in response to a traumatic, life-threatening event. Since PTSD is so well known, there are many misunderstandings […]

Understanding Panic Disorder

All of us have experienced the feeling of being gripped with a sense of panic to some degree before, whether it is the result of a life- threatening experience or an impromptu presentation. If panic is so commonplace then how could it also be a classifiable disorder? In order to understand and define panic disorder, […]

LGBTQ and Mental Health

Mental health and healthcare is an issue for every population. Research shows that prejudice and biases present in the general population can result in negative mental health outcomes for minority populations. One such group is the LGBTQ community. People who identify as LGBTQ are three times more likely to suffer from a variety of different […]

Understanding PTSD

The unpredictability of fast-paced, life-changing events are always keeping us on our toesin anticipation, yet there are some things in life that we can never be prepared for, which can change our lives forever. PTSD, or post-traumatic stress disorder, is formally known as a mood disorder accented by the presence of anxiety. PTSD develops when […]

Schizophrenia and Substance Use

Schizophrenia is a rare disorder, present in about 1% of the population, that is generally misrepresented in the media. The most common  depictions of schizophrenics show them as dangerous people to society; however, the truth is that those with schizophrenia are more likely to harm themselves than others. People with schizophrenia usually have a combination […]

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