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

Cyclical Depression and Barriers to Treatment

For many, depression feels like a constant sadness, gnawing away at fleeting moments of happiness in life, an ever-present melancholy always there in the background. Depression, however, doesn’t necessarily present in such a predictable way in every person. For some, depression manifests in cycles. The waves of sadness come and go on repeat, sometimes in noticeable patterns, other times in random bursts. For those with … Continue reading Cyclical Depression and Barriers to Treatment

The Physical Manifestation of Stress

We all experience stress at one time or another. Whether it’s work deadlines or family disharmony causing your cortisol levels to rise, stress can have a real effect on your mind and body. Stress manifests as a result of everyday annoyances (e.g. being stuck in a traffic jam) but can also be the result of instances of trauma (e.g. divorce or a death in the … Continue reading The Physical Manifestation of Stress

Emotional Eating: The Habit You Need to Kick

Among the many things that can stress us out in daily life, food is sometimes used to soothe or combat that stress. Emotional eating results in not only eating when the body isn’t necessarily hungry, but also in causing cravings for unhealthy foods in the process, making it a combination of unhealthy eating and mental health. Often renamed as ‘comfort foods,’ these types of foods … Continue reading Emotional Eating: The Habit You Need to Kick