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

The Benefits and Potential Drawbacks of Mental Health Labels

In the world of physical ailments, putting a label on a particular illness can be extremely beneficial. If you have a mysterious chronic allergic reaction that’s causing a strain on your life, getting a diagnosis and putting a name to the problem is helpful. Unfortunately, mental health carries a stigma that most other physical ailments do not have, and in some cases, a specific label … Continue reading The Benefits and Potential Drawbacks of Mental Health Labels

It Might Be OCD

We’re all human. Generally, everyone has fears, anxieties, and worries every now and then. It’s a part of life to be concerned with day-to-day situations such as health, family, and simply surviving. Even having occasional disruptive thoughts can be common for the average individual within society. However, imagine having these same internal experiences on an entirely different level, to the point that everyday life is … Continue reading It Might Be OCD