Tag Archives: mental wellness

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

Love Thy Self: Self-Love on Valentines Day

It’s that time of year again where every grocery store is filled to the brim with pink and red heart-shaped everything. Certainly Valentines Day is supposed to be a day all about love and relationships. But what about the most important relationship of all? The relationship you have with yourself. Self-love and self-care is an … Continue reading Love Thy Self: Self-Love on Valentines Day

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

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 … Continue reading Self Care is How You Take Your Power Back

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, … Continue reading Coping With Depression During the Holidays

Best Apps for Mental Health

Technology can be a double-edged sword when it comes to mental health. On one hand, social media has the ability to hurt your mental health by spreading negativity, but certain apps can also be very helpful for managing mental health. We’ve talked about apps once before on this blog. Part 4 of the self care … Continue reading Best Apps for Mental Health