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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

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

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

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

Better Together: Building a Positive Culture

The groups we are part of and the culture of those groups can have a huge impact on us. This is true for children in the classroom, athletes on sports teams, and even professionals in an office setting. The distinct culture of these groups can drastically affect performance and overall happiness for members. For this … Continue reading Better Together: Building a Positive Culture

The Brain-Body Connection: Anxiety and Physical Illness

Anxiety is a mental health challenge that often gets dismissed. Some might say that others will “grow out” of social anxiety or that generalized anxiety disorder is nothing more than someone being overly sensitive. This isn’t true. Anxiety might often be dismissed, but it can have harmful physical symptoms and consequences if not taken seriously. … Continue reading The Brain-Body Connection: Anxiety and Physical Illness

Adventures in Counseling: Part 2 of Rebecca’s Story

Rebecca is back to talk more about her experience with counseling, her coping mechanisms, and the stigma surrounding seeking help.   Once you decided that you wanted to try counseling, how did you go about finding a counselor to talk with?   “I went to my Primary Care Provider, who is awesome! She gave me … Continue reading Adventures in Counseling: Part 2 of Rebecca’s Story

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