Tag Archives: mental health

January 8, 2019

Seasonal Depression and How to Beat it

The holiday season is supposed to be full of happiness and joy. It’s a time for family, love, and giving, but sometimes these things just aren’t fulfilling enough. The holiday season also brings out stress and even depression. Seasonal depression is more common than you might think. What are some causes of seasonal depression? Seasonal […]

December 20, 2018

Self Care is How You Take Your Power Back

We’ve talked about self care on this blog before in our 4 part Self Care Series. For more information, check out our earlier posts: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4. In part 1, we covered the basics. Part 2 was all about the differences between physical, mental, and emotional self […]

December 18, 2018

Burnout is Real: What it is and How to Avoid it

You feel like a hamster on a wheel. You’re exhausted. You’re grumpy and stressed. You feel like the world needs a pause button, except that you don’t even know where the remote is. If you find yourself nodding along because you too feel all of these things, then there is a big chance that you […]

December 13, 2018

Coping With Depression During the Holidays

Despite the cheerful twinkle lights going up on every house and the happy Christmas music on the radio, do you ever feel like the holiday spirit just isn’t sinking in for you? If you have depression, coping around the holidays can be extra challenging. Why is this? Depression is a chemical imbalance in the brain, […]

December 11, 2018

Mental Health in College: Tips and Tricks

In part 1, we talked about 10 general ways to maintain mental health in college. If you already struggle with mental health challenges, college life can have a negative effect on your mental health. It becomes significantly more challenging to manage your mental health on top of work, school, and extracurricular activities. But, never fear, […]

November 15, 2018

10 Ways to Help a Friend with Anxiety

Having anxiety can be a lot like living in a haunted house all the time. It makes you overthink everything, be afraid of the world around you, and can cause physical pain. If you have a friend with anxiety, they struggle with this all the time. For people who have never experienced anxiety, it can […]

November 13, 2018

Maintaining Mental Health in College: Part 1

College has a reputation of being a place where everyone parties too hard, gets too little sleep, and makes unhealthy choices. Depictions in movies and TV shows make it seem like one unending party with a couple classes thrown in. This is obviously not true; college is a new stage in a person’s life where […]

November 6, 2018

How Building Architecture and Layout Affect Mood: A Guest Post by Gary Ashton

The spaces we inhabit can impact us in more ways than we might think. From our homes to the places we work, architecture in our environment can have both positive and negative consequences on our mental health. While some aspects may be more impactful than others, even small details can influence our mood in subtle […]

October 30, 2018

Recognizing Postpartum Depression

Postpartum depression seems overlooked in discussions about mental health, despite how dangerous it can be for moms and for families. But what is postpartum depression? The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) defines it as “a mood disorder that can affect women after childbirth.” Feelings of extreme sadness, exhaustion, and anxiety can make it difficult […]

October 23, 2018

It’s Not All in Your Head: When Depression Gets Physical

“It’s all in your head.” We’ve heard that before. People say this to invalidating someone else’s mental health challenges. Problems in the brain cause mental illnesses, but that doesn’t make them any less real. It would be like saying that lung cancer is “all in your lungs” and therefore nothing to be concerned about. This […]