Prioritizing Your Mental Health in the New Year

Prioritizing Your Mental Health in the New Year

Prioritizing mental health may be a New Year’s resolution for many people—especially if this past year has been emotionally challenging or if you struggle with depression or anxiety. How do you prioritize your mental health, though? The following ideas may provide some help and inspiration. A Fresh Start: Making Mental Health a Priority in the […]

A Year-End Reflection on Your Mental Health Journey

A Year-End Reflection on Your Mental Health Journey

Over the past year, you’ve made strides in your mental health journey—sometimes in big leaps, and at other times, slow, painstaking steps. For most people, progress doesn’t come in life-changing epiphanies but in slowly adopting day-to-day habits that move you toward your goals. For that reason, it can be difficult to recognize the difference between […]

Growing Up with a Hoarder Parent

Growing Up with a Hoarder Parent

“I was so embarrassed and ashamed of how we lived that a knock on the door terrified me.” “We regularly had to eat meals standing up, because the kitchen table was inundated with piles and piles of stuff.” The effects of a hoarding problem can extend to one’s children, creating mental health challenges for the […]

Mental Health Responses to Mass Shootings

Mass Shooting Mental Health impact

Stories of mass shootings are tragically commonplace in the United States. There isn’t a week that goes by without a gut-wrenching story in the news about another senseless act of violence. In 2022 alone, the Gun Violence Archive recorded 647 mass shootings in the United States. As of mid-November of 2023, the nation has seen […]

Songs You May Not Have Known Are about Depression

Songs about mental health depression

Depression has a grip on millions of people. Far more than feeling sad, depression can leave you feeling hopeless, apathetic, and worthless. And despite the condition being so widespread, it often feels like other people just don’t understand what it’s like. For listeners and creators alike, music offers a way to manage feelings we otherwise […]

Do I Have a Panic Disorder?

Do I Have Panic Disorder

Anxiety and panic disorders are common in this country. The following insights into panic disorders are for informational purposes only. If severe anxiety and panic is negatively impacting your quality of life and you suspect you may have a panic disorder, consult a licensed mental health professional. Understanding Panic Disorder: Signs and Symptoms When a […]

Serotonin Shortage Link to COVID

Serotonin LShortage - is it linked to COVID?

Few things in recent history have had such a significant impact on so many people worldwide as COVID-19. In the United States alone, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports over 1.1 million deaths and over 100 million confirmed cases, highlighting the virus’s devastating impact on families nationwide. Along with the virus itself, the […]