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A Teen’s Experience with Depression

Dealing with depression and anxiety is a rollercoaster. You say I’m not alone but I am petrified. My hands sweat, my heart beats so loudly I can hear it and feel it. Sometimes my stomach hurts and you may think is butterflies that come with the excitement of new situations but it feels like a … Continue reading A Teen’s Experience with Depression

School Shootings and Mental Health: From the perspective of a high-school student

I have lived in Highlands Ranch ever since I was four years old with immigrated parents from Vietnam. I learned how to work hard and play hard. Living to balance the two worlds of American culture and traditional Viet culture was and still is a task to handle. As I grow older, my parents allow … Continue reading School Shootings and Mental Health: From the perspective of a high-school student

Objectivity and Honesty: Erin’s Story of Finding the Right Therapist

This is Part 2 of Erin’s interview. Check out Part 1! You mentioned how some therapists were more helpful than others. When you were looking for a good therapist, how did go about finding someone who would help you? For me, I would usually give it 2-3 sessions before I would decide if I wanted … Continue reading Objectivity and Honesty: Erin’s Story of Finding the Right Therapist

Finding a Different Perspective: Interview with Erin About Her Experiences in Therapy

Erin is an environmentally conscious mother of two, who agreed to sit down with us to talk about her experiences in therapy. What drove you to seek therapy in the first place? The first time I went to seek therapy, it was to help me cope with my brother’s death. I usually go 3-4 times … Continue reading Finding a Different Perspective: Interview with Erin About Her Experiences in Therapy

Young Leaders: Volunteer Event Updates From the YAC

At the start of the year, This Post gave our readers with an insider view of how our Youth Advisory Council kids felt about leading their very first volunteer events. These guys have been making some great progress and everyone at Project Helping is so proud of them! We checked back in with the high … Continue reading Young Leaders: Volunteer Event Updates From the YAC

The Skin I’m In: How Body Image Affects Mental Health

When we talk about mental health, we talk a lot about the brain; however, mental health isn’t all in the brain, it can affect and be affected by our bodies too. In this post we talked about the brain-body connection and how mental illness can have physical symptoms. But what happens when it is the … Continue reading The Skin I’m In: How Body Image Affects Mental Health

5 Things to Consider When Choosing a Volunteer Event

Volunteering is awesome for your mental health and for your community as a whole! Do you know you want to start volunteering more regularly, but don’t know where to start? If that is the case, then this post is for you! Here are 5 things to consider when choosing a volunteer event:   1. Day … Continue reading 5 Things to Consider When Choosing a Volunteer Event

Of Rubik’s Cubes and Lecture Halls: How the Myth of “Normal” Creates Stigma

  This post comes from an interaction that I observed while attending a guest lecture at my college. But first, some background: there are fidget toys everywhere. I have never had a class where someone wasn’t knitting, coloring, or playing with a fidget toy during the lecture. Sometimes that person is me on the days … Continue reading Of Rubik’s Cubes and Lecture Halls: How the Myth of “Normal” Creates Stigma

Mood Journaling for Mental Wellness

Journaling for mental wellness is a great way to be mindful and get in touch with your emotions. If you are working to manage depression or another mood disorder, it can be very beneficial to keep a mood journal. What is a mood journal? Anything you can use to track your moods and jot down … Continue reading Mood Journaling for Mental Wellness

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