Stress, Families, and the COVID-19 Pandemic

For a little over a year, all of us have had to adjust our lives due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This once in a lifetime collective trauma has impacted everyone, especially those with families and young children. As kids lost school, activities, and connections that helped them grow, parents had to take on work, childcare,... Continue Reading →

Still Standing

What is grief? Grief is a natural response to loss. You may experience difficult emotions, from shock or anger to disbelief, guilt, and profound sadness. It is important to note that the pain of grief can also disrupt your physical health, making it difficult to eat, sleep, or even think. It is all a normal... Continue Reading →

¡Todavia de pie!

¿Qué es el duelo? El dolor es una respuesta natural a la pérdida. Puede experimentar emociones difíciles, desde enojo hasta culpa y tristeza profunda. Es importante tener en cuenta que el dolor del duelo también puede afectar su salud física, dificultando la alimentación, el sueño o incluso el pensamiento. Todo es una reacción normal a... Continue Reading →

Vitamin C and Mental Health

April 4th is National Vitamin C Day! Most associate vitamin C as a way to fight off colds, but did you also know it has shown the ability to improve your mood? The brain actually holds more Vitamin C concentration than it does in the rest of the body! To get a little technical, Vitamin... Continue Reading →

Sexual Assault Awareness

In light of the recent murder of Sarah Everard, a British female who was kidnapped and killed by a police officer in London, there has been a rise in awareness for sexual assault and harassment (especially male against female crimes). It also just so happens to have occurred right on the cusp of National Sexual... Continue Reading →

The Effect of Divorce on Children

Divorce is a common happenstance in today’s world, something that effects 50% of children across America. While it can happen to half of the children population, it is not an easy thing for young children and adolescents to deal with. Divorce can cause many long term, psychological issues for children. This phenomenon also occurs with... Continue Reading →

Healing Trauma Through the Body

Our physical, mental, and emotional health are so interconnected. Think about it—when we exercise, we tend to feel more alert and attentive throughout the day. When we are feeling sad, we might feel fatigued and unable to think about things clearly. Especially when we experience trauma, like a car accident, a sudden loss, or violence,... Continue Reading →

Athletes and Stigma

As someone who played sports all their life it is no surprise in hearing about the negativity athletes face when they speak up about their own mental health and seeking help. All athletes handle stress, pressure, discipline, and even success in different ways; but that doesn’t exempt professional athletes from being immune to mental illnesses... Continue Reading →

Encouragement Can Go a Long Way

If you are a parent, you have probably experienced at least a few moments of disruptive behavior from your child. While this is to be expected as children grow up and gain independence, it can be extremely stressful and, at times, overwhelming. Thankfully, there are some skills parents can learn not only to help decrease... Continue Reading →

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