Understanding Substance Use Disorder

Substance Use Disorders occur when the continued use of drugs or alcohol causes major disruptions in an individual’s life, such as health problems, and struggles with family or work. 29.5 million people across the world suffered from a substance use disorder in 2017. Of the 18% of Americans that experienced a mental disorder in the […]

4 Tips for Better Sleep

It is commonly known that a good sleep schedule is integral to a healthier and happier lifestyle. A lack of sleep can be detrimental to our health in numerous ways. It can make moments of stress worse, cause cardiovascular issues, and impact memory. Many studies have found sleep to be underlying issue in disorders such […]

5 Tips for Better Self-esteem

In a society where we are constantly surrounded by the portrayal of perfection in other people’s lives, it can be hard to feel content with ourselves and what we are doing with our own lives. Low self-esteem works itself into a number of mental illnesses, including depression, anxiety, and substance use. Changing how you perceive […]

Dispelling Myths About Eating Disorders

In light of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, it is important to recognize the extent of eating disorders and understand their dangerous implications. Fortunately, people with serious eating disorders recover 50-70% of the time, if they get professional help and cognitive-behavioral therapy. There are three main kinds of eating disorders, many of which you’ve probably […]

4 Father’s Day Appreciation Ideas

Father’s Day may seem to be in the shadow of Mother’s Day, but it’s significance can mean just as much to this parent as it does to the other. If you are feeling a little unsure about what meaningful gift you can get, consider these options. Give the gift of charity. Do you have a […]

4 Tips for Improving Sleep

Have you ever heard people you know talk about how little sleep they got the night before for some reason or another? I have, and sometimes it seems like they are almost proud of the fact. When I was in college, I knew plenty of students who would buy energy drinks to study all night […]

How can you help a friend with an eating disorder?

You’re worried about your friend and you’ve seen the signs: excessive drop in weight over a short period or appearing “gaunt”, talking obsessively about food (and this is a new topic rather than someone who has always appreciated food or can be considered a “foodie”), excessive exercise, and constantly skipping meals or vomiting. Now, I […]

The Mental Health Benefits of Yoga: Is it true?

We’ve discussed yoga before and emphasized the physical and mental benefits. These benefits include increased happiness, better focusing skills, and lowering risks of drug abuse. However, as I was thinking about this, I wondered if there was an empirical evidence to show the benefits. Logically, it does make sense that yoga would have mental health […]

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