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

Self-Expression: The Feelings & Trauma Connection

By Stephanie O’Brian, Ed. S., LPC Alexithymia. You may have never heard of it, but roughly 10% of the population experiences it. Have you ever had trouble expressing emotions or known someone who has? This may be the cause. What Is Alexithymia? Alexithymia’s meaning is defined by Medical News Today… 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

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