Mental Health

How Our Brain Center Helps Regulate Anxiety

Have you struggled with anxiety this week? Perhaps you’re even feeling anxious right now about some extenuating circumstance as you read this. For many, dealing with anxiety or mood disorders like depression can become common, everyday experiences, especially among young people. Read More

Mental Health Support for Suicidal Ideation

Suicidal ideation is when a person is contemplating suicide, which may involve imagining how they would commit suicide, what the world would be like without them, or fantasizing about ending their pain through suicide. Suicidal ideation can arise from difficult life circumstances such as poverty or abuse, mental illness, poor physical health, trauma, or even medication. When a person suffering from suicidal ideation can receive mental health support, it can considerably decrease the risk of a tragic outcome. Read More

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