All posts by: ProjectHelping

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July 19, 2018

Our Vision: Everyone Works on Their Mental Wellness Everyday

Here at Project Helping, our vision is that everyone works on their mental health everyday. One way we do this is by setting weekly goals for ourselves that guide our mental wellness process. Working on mental health looks different for everyone. My goal for this week was to manage my sleep and gym schedule better. […]

July 17, 2018

7 Ways to Help Someone Struggling with Depression

According to the World Health Organization, 300 million people around the world are struggling with depression. In the US, 16.2 million adults – around 6.7% of the population – have experienced a major depressive episode in the past year. It is estimated that 15% of the adult population will experience depression at some point in […]

July 12, 2018

The Double-Edged Sword of Kindness: Q&A With a Volunteer

Long-time volunteer and Kindful Leader Derek S. sat down with us to share his experiences of volunteering, leading, and his mental health journey. Q: What made you want to volunteer? A: At first, it was because I knew Justin, the founder of Project Helping.  I wanted to help out and do whatever I could to help [...]
July 10, 2018

Why it is Important to be Vocal About Mental Health

Refinery29 recently published an article in which three mental health advocates explain why it is so important to speak up. The full article can be found here. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, 1 in 5 adults experience mental illness in a given year—that’s 43.8 million people. Mental illness is incredibly prevalent today, […]

July 5, 2018

6 Mental Health Positive Book Recommendations

Books have always been a huge source of comfort for me. When I find myself facing challenges, my immediate response is to find a bunch of books on topic. This approach worked for almost everything. However, when I scanned the library shelves for a book to help me understand my own mental health challenges, I […]

July 3, 2018

6 Benefits of Adult Coloring

An earlier post, Physical, Mental, and Emotional Self Care, outlined different ways to care for yourself; one way to care for your mental health was to do crafts or color. The act of coloring is more than just a fun break from the stress of daily life, it can be very beneficial for your mental [...]
June 28, 2018

Another Great Day: Volunteering at The Gathering Place

On the first Thursday of every month, 11 Project Helping volunteers wake up bright and early to volunteer at The Gathering Place. Founded in 1986 as a day shelter for women, their children, and transgender individuals, TGP offers unconditional acceptance and respect to anyone experiencing poverty or homelessness. At each TGP event, volunteers give their […]

June 26, 2018

Anxiety: Talk About It- Part 2

How to Manage Anxiety Everyone has their own way of dealing with anxiety. Here are some helpful tips for your day to day life: Get involved  Eat balanced meals Limit alcohol and caffeine Get enough sleep Exercise Do your best Accept you cannot control everything Be positive Learn your triggers Talk to someone In theory […]

June 21, 2018

Anxiety: Talk About It – Part 1

Anxiety is the most common disorder in today’s society but why is it so difficult to talk about? According to The National Institute of Health one-third of all adults and children in America suffer from anxiety. Meanwhile, only one-third of those suffering with anxiety actively seek treatment. Signs and symptoms can range from moderate to […]

June 19, 2018

The Diary of a Misunderstood Girl

The first thing I want to make clear is that being popular and liked by many does not mean you like yourself. I encourage you to read this through to the end. My Life I grew up with two loving parents, a sister, and my grandparents in a small town in Tennessee. In elementary school, […]