During the first week of October, we recognize Mental Illness Awareness Week; however, we should be recognizing Mental Illness Awareness every week. Check out the stats below to refresh yourself on what’s happening in our world with mental health. These findings reference studies that were taken in the U.S. 64 percent of youth with depression do not receive any treatment. 2016 Report states: 18.53% of adults … Continue reading Mental Illness Awareness Week & Why This Should Matter to You
There are millions of articles and blog-posts telling us the signs of stress, how to know when your stressed, and why we are often stressed. We get it. We are stressed. We live in a stressful world, with stressful stuff, and we’ve learned to cope and deal with stress by accepting our stressful lifestyles are never going to be less stressful and by learning to … Continue reading Stepping Back: The Key to Self-Care
There are many types of situations that require some form of healing. Breakups, fights with friends, the loss of a loved one, experiences of abuse, just to name a few… Although these situations differ incredibly, each one brings us to a state of need, and that is the need for healing. Healing is often thought of as something that comes with time. “Time heals all wounds” … Continue reading Healing: The Choice is Yours
Being diagnosed with a mental illness means that there is a battle in which only one person fights, right? The girl or guy diagnosed with depression just has to “suck it up and deal with their bad day,” right? WRONG. Mental illness has an effect on everyone in their family and even most friends. For the purpose of this post, we are going to focus on … Continue reading Mental Illness and You – Depression
According to the National institute of Mental Health, 1 in 5 women will struggle with disordered eating at some point in her life. That means 20% of women are fighting a battle that isn’t regularly talked about in the media, or in magazines, or really at all. Teams are in place to help girls with these struggles, and different groups have tried to pinpoint the causes … Continue reading Eating Disorders: Look for These Signs
Counseling is a widely used term in today’s world. Words like “Therapist”, “Counselor”, “Shrink”, “Psychologist”, and “Advisor” get thrown around and sometimes are confusing. Listed below is a breakdown of the different terms, what they mean, and how to know which one you might need. Counselor – This is a broad term within the “Helping Field.” A counselor may be considered professional or “Lay.” Professional counselors are … Continue reading Counselor, Psychotherapist, Psychologist, Psychiatrist… What’s the difference?
Things, people, substances, friends, family members, trust, relationships: All of these can be great, and all of these can be lost. Once something is lost, the grieving process begins. It’s inevitable. It can feel unbearable. It can be unwanted. It can also be healthy, healing, and heart-mending. Elizabeth Kübler-Ross first developed the 5 Stages of Grief model, and if you’ve ever grieved a loss, then you … Continue reading Life after a Loss: The 5 Stages of Grief
After a 1 month break from blogging, we are back and ready to discuss some challenging topics! Inspired by our lead blogger, our next piece will be on how to healthily deal with grief. Here is a preview of what to expect: When you lose someone, expectedly or unexpectedly, you are faced with a decision: to deal with grief or to let grief deal with … Continue reading We’re Back! Sorry, we missed you…
Once you can accept that we need a day to remind us that asking a simple question like “R U OK?” can save a life, you have taken the first step to saving someone’s life. Suicide rates are higher today than ever before. What are you doing to lower those rates and make a difference in people who struggle with life? “R U OK? is a … Continue reading R U OK? Saving a Life with One Simple Question
Do you toss and turn tirelessly during the night? Do you lie awake in bed when you should be sleeping? Does your mind start racing right when you hop into bed keeping you awake? This is common for a lot of people. Lack of sleep is not a new topic for us in the 21st century. According to the Better Sleep Council, about 80% of Americans agree … Continue reading Trouble Sleeping? Try these 7 tips!