Holiday Depression

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Are you not feeling very joyful during the holiday season? You may be suffering from holiday depression (yes, it's a thing). Shopping, family gatherings, and the pressure to maintain that “holiday spirit” can add lots of stress to your already busy life. Plus, the cold and rainy weather don’t do us any favors. If you’re already dealing with mental health conditions, the holidays may be challenging for you. However, the…
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Tips for Avoiding Procrastination

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Many people experience procrastination at one point in their lifetime. Procrastination is often not about being lazy since we are often working long and hard before our deadlines. To overcome procrastination, first understand why you are procrastinating. As always, awareness of the problem is the first step to solving it. Some other tips to avoid procrastination include creating a calendar, finding your flow, setting a timer, and avoiding distractions.  Create…
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Five Essentials to a Healthy Relationship

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Think about the most positive relationship you’ve ever had with someone. What made that relationship so good? The five essential relationships to any healthy relationship involve communication, respect, boundaries, trust, and support. If you are looking for ways to improve your relationship or any of these essentials, read down below for some tips. There’s always room for growth and improvement in your relationship! Communication As you may know, any healthy…
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Mental Health Myths

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How well do you understand topics around mental health? Getting rid of stigmas surrounding mental health has improved a lot in recent years and it’s important we keep pushing in the right direction because many Americans have experienced mental health challenges. In 2014 alone, one in five American adults experienced a mental health issue. Understanding common misconceptions surrounding the mental health field can help you be a better support system…
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Social Media: The Good vs. The Harmful

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We often hear about how social media is harmful to mental health and well-being, especially amongst younger generations. However, a recent study by the Harvard School of Public Health, proved that mindful, routine social media use can actually be beneficial to one’s social well-being, mental health, and self-rated health. You may be wondering, where is the line between social media being beneficial and harmful? Follow along as we discuss more…
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Moving on After a Rough Breakup

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Are you going through a rough breakup? Breakups can be tough no matter the circumstance, especially ones around the holidays. They can flip your life upside down and trigger unsettling emotions. It’s important to prioritize looking after yourself and let yourself feel all of your feelings. It’s normal for you to feel sadness, anger, frustration, and more after a break-up and it will take time to move forward. Healing after…
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Am I “Sick Enough” for Treatment? 

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Am I “Sick Enough” for Treatment?  Eating disorders affect hundreds of thousands of people each year and have one of the leading causes of mortality, especially among young women ages 15-24. They are a pervasive disorder that can cause physical and mental health challenges for those who experience them, with anxiety being one of the most common symptoms.  Because of how impactful eating disorders are, beginning the recovery process can…
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Is Family Therapy Right for You?

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Is Family Therapy Right for You? Is family therapy right for you? If a conflict or hard circumstance has put a strain on your family in any way, it just may be. It’s important to explore all your options, but before trudging on through the uncertain waters of self-help, take a step back and consider calling on a professional for guidance. Family therapy is a form of psychotherapy that aims…
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Social Media: The Good vs. The Harmful 

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Social Media: The Good vs. The Harmful  We often hear about how social media is harmful to mental health and well-being, especially amongst younger generations. However, a recent study by the Harvard School of Public Health, proved that mindful, routine social media use can actually be beneficial to one’s social well-being, mental health, and self-rated health. You may be wondering, where is the line between social media being beneficial and…
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Why We Hold Grudges and How to Let Go

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Why We Hold Grudges and How to Let Go Are you holding onto a grudge you just can’t seem to let go of? If so, you are not alone. Many people hold grudges, some so deep rooted they can last a lifetime. However, failing to let go of a grudge can take a big toll on your mental, physical, and emotional well-being. To clarify, holding a grudge is when you…
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