Monthly Archives: August 2022

Psychotropic vs. Psychedelics vs. Psychoactive: A Guide

Differnces of psychedelics, psychotropics, psycoactive

Updated September 13, 2023 In day-to-day life, the terms “psychoactives,” “psychedelics,” and “psychotropics” are often used interchangeably. While each type of drug has some effect on the brain, there are differences between them. The classification can be difficult to grasp because many drugs overlap in different categories. For example, all psychedelic drugs are psychoactive, but […]

The Critical Importance of Sleep for Mental Health

The critical importance of mental health

When you’re working on your mental health, sleep can be a big part of your overall recovery plan. There’s often a connection between anxiety, depression, ADHD and sleep — and when you’re dealing with a mental health condition, getting adequate rest is essential.  A lack of sleep can also create a cycle of mental health […]

5 Tips for Active Listening in a Mental Health Crisis

Active Listening Tips

Empathy and mental health are closely linked. Without the ability to understand others, you’re not as well-equipped to help someone who’s experiencing things you’re unable to relate with. By learning and practicing some active listening techniques, you have a much better chance of guiding someone who’s in a mental health crisis toward the help they […]

The Mental Health Impact of a Botched Cosmetic Surgery

Botched Cosmetic Surgery

Updated June 12, 2023 Self-esteem: People try to raise it; some experiences lower it; books are written about it; and therapists spend hours discussing it. It pervades many parts of life and connects to self-perception. Increasingly, people turn to plastic surgery and other cosmetic procedures to build their self-esteem. The opposite can happen, though. The […]