Happy Mental Health Awareness Month! Mental health shouldn’t be difficult to talk about, but it is for most people due to the stigma surrounding mental illness. We all struggle with our mental health from time to time, some more than others, just like we all struggle with our physical health. For years I remained silent […]
With 10 million men and 20 million women in the U.S. suffering from an eating disorder at some point in their life, the chances are high that you know someone who is, or was, suffering from an eating disorder. Eating disorders are mental illnesses and can be life-threatening, so it’s important to educate yourself about […]
April is Stress Awareness month! Which is perfect, because it’s also the season of decisions. Decision to accept or reject. Or possibly even more stress-inducing, decision to waitlist. Whether you are reeling from such decisions made about an undergraduate, graduate, or residency / practicum / internship program…know that you do have options. There is always […]
We all have those days when we just want to curl up and hide under the covers, not wanting to deal with what the world has to hit us with. Then there are those days when you not only want to hide under those covers, but you also never want to come out from […]
Simple Things You Can Do to Boost Quality of Sleep
It took me years of silently struggling with mental illness before I sought the help I needed. It was one of the hardest, but best, decisions I’ve ever made. I began attending therapy and learned that I had chronic depression and generalized anxiety. I was then referred to a psychiatrist to see if medication may […]
Until recently, the causes of depression were much of an unknown, but as the science and technology of brain and behavior disorders advanced, we began to have a better understanding of the biological basis of mental illness. We know 100% that depression is a mental disorder. Mental disorders are no different from all the ailments that can […]
A Self-care involves two main components: 1) What can I do to feel better for today? and 2) Who can I contact? Here are the steps to make an awesome self-care plan...
Suicidal thoughts are real. Sometimes they feel like they’re here to stay but that’s not always true. They will pass. But, while they are here, a safety plan can help you get through that dark patch.
Visiting a counselor or therapist for the first time isn't an easy experience. When I felt that I couldn't manage my depression on my own last March, I asked my parents about meeting with a therapist.