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

The Mental Health Era

Several stigmas are associated with mental health and attending therapy. There’s the stereotype that if you’re going to therapy, you must be crazy. Or your pride might have you thinking you don’t need any help from anyone and can fix it on your own. Denial might make you think you’re fine and that nothing is wrong. But have you ever given therapy a chance? Why … Continue reading The Mental Health Era

Mental Health Task Force Launched by the University System of Georgia

Across college campuses, students are experiencing mental health issues dueto anxiety and stress. This can range anywhere from the pressure of high academicperformance, exposure to discrimination or violence or dealing with an assault. College students often seek help from the counseling center, but what if thatisn’t enough? According to Marty Swanbrow Becker, associate professor at Florida State University, on The Conversation, colleges should focus on … Continue reading Mental Health Task Force Launched by the University System of Georgia

Keep Calm and Plant a Garden

As an outdoor activity, gardening allows you to get some exercise and sweat. Any physical movement is good for your body, and because gardening mostly takes place outside, your body is able to absorb the vitamin D that it needs. Cortisol is the hormone associated with stress, and stress is a huge health risk. Chronically elevated cortisol levels have been linked to everything from immune … Continue reading Keep Calm and Plant a Garden