Mental Health

The Power of Unplugging

Research overwhelmingly shows that unplugging, even for a short duration, has a tangible upside for our overall health, mental wellness, and our relationships. Read More

Healing the Inner Child

“Healing your inner child” has become a more popular concept in recent years, but what does it really mean? The theory of the inner child comes from the work of the famous psychiatrist Carl Jung. He believed that we all have a subconscious subpersonality of our childhood self within us, a manifestation of our earliest experiences. As adults, we must learn how to positively “parent” our inner child in order to heal our old wounds and experience better mental, physical, spiritual, and emotional health. Read More

What You Need to Know About Teens & Co-Occurring Disorders

By Melissa Riddle Chalos For people of all ages, the term “mental illness” may feel stigmatizing. This can be especially true if you don’t have the information you need to understand how mental health is a large and essential piece of the whole person that needs attention and healing.  During… Read More

Understanding (& Overcoming!) Abandonment Issues

If you had healthy, secure relationships in childhood, particularly with your parents or caregivers, you’re likely to have a healthy view of how they work. However, if you experienced emotional neglect or traumatic loss as a child, fear and anxiety may be the driving factors in your adult relationships. The fear of being hurt or left by someone you love may cause you to take drastic measures to prevent the loss of loved ones. This can lead to a whole host of issues in relationships. Read More

Navigating Grief & Loss

Processing the pain and roller coaster of emotions that come with loss can be daunting. How do we know how to deal with grief? Does time truly “heal all wounds” like the adage suggests? What practical solutions can help as you learn how to navigate grief? Read More

What is Hangxiety?

We all know the telltale signs of a hangover: headache, nausea, dehydration, exhaustion. But there’s a symptom you might have experienced without knowing what it is — hangover anxiety — or to use a catchy new word: hangxiety. Read More

Mental Health Discrimination at Colleges

College is glorified as this incredible season of growth, adventure, and often labeled as “the best time of your life.” This fails to show the full picture of this season, one filled with change and vulnerability (and oftentimes being away from home for the first time). Read More

988 Hotline Adds 24/7 Help for LGBTQ+

The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline essential emergency service now includes LGBTQ hotline, chat, and text options. This means if you or someone you care about is struggling with mental health or substance use, you have a confidential, culturally competent, and compassionate resource in an emergency. Read More

In the Military, the Whole Family Serves

While children of military families are often resilient, even amidst parental deployment, they still struggle with increased stress, feelings of isolation, and emotional and behavioral problems. It’s important to understand the effects that military family stress can have on individuals and how we can support our serving members, veterans, and their children. Read More

Reality TV Love vs. Love in Real Life

Most of us have been sucked into the drama of a reality TV program, and for good reason. Reality TV, by nature, is alluring. It provides viewers an alternate, often better, reality than their own. Reality romance shows like Love Island, Love Is Blind, and The Bachelor franchise are especially popular. For a few hours a day, we too can escape with beautiful people to 5-star resorts in exotic locations, seeking “true love” with no responsibilities or repercussions. Read More