February is International Boost your Self-Esteem Month

Having a high self-esteem can be a preventative measure for mental health disorders, and is good practice to maintain good general health. In our current society, it is easy to fall into the trap of constantly comparing ourselves to those around us, and trying to constantly portray the best versions of ourselves. It is easy […]

No Name Calling Week also known as No Bullying Week

No Name Calling Week takes place in January and is implemented by many schools in order to bring attention to bullying and tactics to cope with bullying. Name calling is a more subtle form of bullying that can be just as impactful as physical bullying, which is more commonly associated with bullying in schools. Bullying […]

Medication Assisted Recovery is Gaining Tracktion

Medication assisted recovery (MAR) is a method used to help those suffering from substance use disorders by combining the usage of FDA-approved medications and therapies, like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). This method of treatment has been shown to improve overall treatment prognosis and reduces the incidence of relapses and cravings. With the opioid crisis, medication […]

How to talk to someone with Substance Use Disorder

It can be very difficult for people suffering from substance use disorders (SUD) to confront the problem, and can be even more difficult to explain the situation to people who have not been through substance use disorders before. Instead, it is easier for other people to stereotype those with substance use disorders; however, breaking through […]

Gambling: When Does it Become a Problem?

There is a fine line between between gambling just a few times and becoming addicted to gambling. Gambling has become increasingly more acceptable and accessible in our modern society, especially with so much access to the internet. Gambling, just like alcohol and other drugs, play upon our reward system. When you become addicted to gambling, […]

Mental Health Wellness

With the new year comes new resolutions. One good goal to help your focus in the new year is to work on improving your mental health. With mental illnesses, like anxiety and other mood disorders, on the rise, it is important for people to take care of themselves more than ever before and realize when […]

Dispelling Myths: Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is known as a recurring depression that comes around during certain times of the  year. The symptoms of seasonal affective disorder are similar to symptoms reported in clinical depression like changes in appetite or weight, changes in sleep, and fatigue. Seasonal affective disorder might be confusing to some,  in terms, of […]

International Day of Disability Awareness

Almost 15% of the global population lives with a disability. The United Nations, therefore, recognizes December 3rd as the International Day for Persons with Disability. This day is an acknowledgment of the struggles that people with  disabilities face, like often being excluded from common and everyday activities within our society. Those with  disabilities also are […]

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