Secret Signs of Depression

Depression is an extremely common illness that in the affects over 40 million adults in the U.S. every year. While many people can identify when a friend, coworker, or loved one has depression by the obvious signs, there are many people who suffer silently with less-obvious displays of depression.  The most known signs of depression are sadness and loss of interest in activities. Additionally, many … Continue reading Secret Signs of Depression

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?

A Silver Lining to the Pandemic

More People are Considering Their Mental Wellness Research shows that while one in five adults and 17% of youth will experience a mental illness in their lifetime, everyone will face challenges in life that impact their mental health—even if they are not experiencing a full-blown mental illness. And contrary to popular belief, you do not have to wait until you are diagnosed with a mental … Continue reading A Silver Lining to the Pandemic

Taking Care of Mental Health in a Pandemic

Taking care of mental health is essential at any time. But during a pandemic, people may face additional challenges that make it difficult to address mental health concerns. As COVID-19 continues to spread throughout North America, people with and without existing mental health conditions may feel overwhelmed and anxious. Both children and adults may find themselves feeling nervous or fearful of getting sick. While it’s … Continue reading Taking Care of Mental Health in a Pandemic

Social Media’s Effect on the Psyche

Social media gained widespread popularity with MySpace in the mid-2000s. Now, nearly 80% of Americans are active on at least one social media platform, according to Pew Research Center. When social media first began, no one knew how it would affect users. As social media has majorly expanded over the past decade and a half, we’ve all essentially been part of a real-time experiment. Experts … Continue reading Social Media’s Effect on the Psyche