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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

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

Ever Felt Like You’re In a Funk? – Insight from the YAC

This post is brought to you by the Project Helping Youth Advisory Council. To learn more about the YAC, check out their first post!   Can we all agree that we are always busy and have about 20 tabs open in our heads that we need to take care of? There is just so much … Continue reading Ever Felt Like You’re In a Funk? – Insight from the YAC

How to Build a Positive Company Culture

In the previous post, we discussed the importance of positive culture for groups, including groups in classrooms and sports teams. Many of the same principles and benefits also apply to corporate teams. In this case, instead of the outcome being increased learning or more team wins, a positive company culture can lead to increased productivity … Continue reading How to Build a Positive Company Culture

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