What Are Anxiety Attacks?

Many people have felt anxiety before whether it’s before a job interview, a big game, or maybe even a social setting.  In fact, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America about 18.1% of adults in the U.S. have an anxiety disorder. Many people who have a high amount of anxiety frequently suffer from anxiety attacks. An anxiety attack can be described as an … Continue reading What Are Anxiety Attacks?

Finding Joy in Helping Others

Julie Tyus is an occupational therapist who has always had the desire to help people. Ever since she could remember, Tyus has always stood in solidarity with those who have been mistreated or looked down upon because of their differences.  The inspiration also came from her experience of watching her mother help visually impaired children. Watching her mom work with different therapists and students helped … Continue reading Finding Joy in Helping Others

Importance of Community

Feeling connected in society can have the most positive effects on mental health. It gives a person a sense of belonging, the feeling of having a purpose, and the support for when times are hard. Belonging Being able to identify yourself within a group gets rid of that lonely feeling. When you can be your true self and feel accepted by them, it will cause … Continue reading Importance of Community

Breastfeeding Awareness Month

August represents Breastfeed Awareness Month, a campaign funded to help empower women to commit to breastfeeding and celebrate the nurturers who do.  Breast milk is made for babies and is especially important for babies that are born with special medical and developmental needs. Loaded with nutrition, breastmilk is made of over 200 components of healthy fats, proteins, carbohydrates, antibodies, vitamins, and more.  Whether by pumping, … Continue reading Breastfeeding Awareness Month

Connection in Progress

Mindfulness is focusing on the awareness of present moments while acknowledging and accepting one’s feelings, thoughts, and body. It is meant to be a type of therapeutic technique like meditation. The key is to start doing tasks more mindfully. Think of why you are feeling this way or doing something a certain way. You can do this with just about anything. People tend to do … Continue reading Connection in Progress