mental health

More Young Adults are Seeking Mental Health Help

We’ve all learned from any number of ridiculous and often dangerous TikTok stunts that not everything that trends with young adults is a good thing. But in a world where what’s cool today is uncool tomorrow, a positive trend has emerged with some staying power. Read More

Navigating a Quarter-Life Crisis

Most everyone is familiar with the midlife crisis, the one in which adults over 40 go off the rails, wrestling with identity, life choices, and mortality. That was then. Now, the crisis begins much earlier, at the onset of adulthood, in what should be one of the best and most exciting times of your life. This is the quarter-life crisis, and it involves many of the same emotions, anxiety, pressure, and societal expectations of the midlife crisis; it just occurs during a more developmental stage of life. Read More

New Ways to Sell Yourself: Dangerous or Empowering?

Enter the digital age. With the onset of the internet, popularity of social media, and online applications, people are discovering new ways to boost cash flow. Some of these revenue streams are pretty straightforward, while others may be a bit misleading. In particular, websites like Seeking (formerly known as SeekingArrangement) and OnlyFans — which are hugely popular among young women — appear harmless, but what are they really selling? And can you, or should you, put a price on your safety and worth? Read More

How Parents’ Issues Impact Kids

It’s no secret that, as parents, you have a huge impact on your kids. As the primary caregivers of your children, you are responsible for providing a loving and stable home environment. You also have the unique responsibility to discipline and teach them how to handle any adversity that may come their way. No one is perfect, however, and our parenting can have both positive and negative effects on our children. Read More

Why Self-Harm is Happening Earlier and More Often

By Wesley Gallagher We’re living in stressful times, and unfortunately, children and teens are not immune to the challenges we are facing in the world today. Young people are dealing with more stress, anxiety, and depression than ever before, and it leaves many of them seeking ways to… Read More

Peer Pressure to be on Rx Meds

By Wesley Gallagher In the age of modern medicine, we have a pill for almost everything. And while it’s great that scientific advancements have allowed for so many wonderful medications for physical and mental health issues that in the past went untreated, they are often prescribed or used unnecessarily. Particularly… Read More

TikTok Grows Up

By Anna McKenzie TikTok was once a scrappy, exciting social media platform that served up dance videos, tutorials, and humorous content from users regardless of their number of likes or followers. Without gatekeeping algorithms that showed preference to popular content, users were able to enjoy a fun, free-for-all of interesting… Read More

Winter Break: Did It Create Concern for Some Parents?

By Melissa Riddle Chalos Winter break can be a beautiful thing. It offers students the opportunity to slow down, rest up, and regroup, a much-needed break from the social and academic stress of the daily routine. It gives families time to be together, create memories, and have important conversations. Read More

Understanding (& Overcoming!) Abandonment Issues

By Wesley Gallagher Relationships are hard. No matter how much you love someone and know they love you, there’s always the chance that you’ll get hurt. The reality is that most people, even those you love the most, will hurt you at some point. And while many relationships last a… Read More

The Price We Pay for the Pressure to Succeed

By Anna McKenzie Every culture has a success ideal. In America, that ideal is shaped by achievement: The people we honor as successful are rich and powerful. They own companies, are prevalent in the media, and are surrounded by apparent luxury. Some individuals, whether they’re 40 or 15, become “influencers”… Read More