• Suicide prevention in teens

    What We Learned From Suicide Prevention Month

    October 9, 2020

    And how to put these lessons into action  Suicide prevention month (each September of the year) comes and goes, while the suicide rate continues to rise. As the 10th leading cause of death in the United States, suicide remains a national crisis. Leading us to believe that stronger action is needed to address mental health

  • Why You Can Overcome Too

    September 3, 2020

    Due to my build, I didn’t look the way most people thought anorexics looked. In fact, people that didn’t know I was suffering with anorexia often told me how well I was looking. Even my doctor told me that my BMI didn’t qualify me to be referred to an eating disorder support group. He had

  • Why We’ve Gotten Addiction All Wrong

    August 20, 2020

    What is addiction?  The American Psychological Association defines addiction as “a state of psychological or physical dependence (or both) on the use of alcohol or other drugs.” Also commonly referred to as substance dependence.  For hundreds of years, society has taken slivers of definitions like this one and developed methods in an attempt to help

  • Personal Tips on Self-Care

    August 7, 2020

    Self-care has become a bit of a buzz word lately, especially over the last few months because of COVID. Typically the image that comes to mind is a bubble bath or a mud mask. It often gets this stereotype and is then placed in a category that we often think, “oh well that’s just not

  • Advantages of Teletherapy

    July 23, 2020

    What is Teletherapy? Technology is ever-changing. More services are being moved to mobile apps and web portals, and it’s no surprise that our health care is also! Terms such as telehealth or online counseling have exploded in the last few years. The terms teletherapy, telepsychology, telecounseling, and online counseling are often used interchangeably. Any therapy

  • Tips To Form Healthy Habits

    March 3, 2020

    Forming a new habit is hard, but beneficial to your mental health.  Part of breaking bad habits is accepting that it’s time to change. Self reflection is about noticing the things we want to change about ourselves without being judgmental or harsh. Forming new healthy habits is beneficial to your mental health and well-being, which

  • Common Risk Factors for Teen Drug Use

    February 28, 2020

    Ninety percent of addiction begins in teen years. Everyone has a different situation in regards to addiction. Therefore it is important consider that there are risk factors in teens to keep an eye out for. Risk factors can determine addictive tendencies and act as warning signs that may help identify and treat issues before they

  • Tips to Manage Social Anxiety

    February 28, 2020

    What is Social Anxiety? Also called social phobia, social anxiety disorder is intense anxiety, fear, self-consciousness, and embarrassment toward everyday interactions for fear of being judged or scrutinized by others.  It is common to feel nervous in social situations like job interviews, meeting new people, or giving presentations. However, avoiding social situations altogether out of fear

  • Mental Health On College Campuses

    February 27, 2020

    Colleges across the country are struggling to keep up with the spike in students seeking mental health services.  In 2015, the Center for Collegiate Mental Health reported that undergraduate students seeking mental health counseling increased by 30% from 2009 to 2015. Results from the 2016 study state that students who are seeking help are likely to

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