Suicide Prevention

National Suicide Prevention Week is recognized September 5 – September 11. With the overall theme of breaking the social stigmas against mental health awareness, it focuses on the protection of mental health and how to cope with uncertainty. In a time like now, during the era of Coronavirus, we have been faced with situations that have seemed both uncertain and taxing on our mental health. … Continue reading Suicide Prevention

Man Up and Call the Doctor

June Is Men’s Health Month June is men’s health month—a time to focus on common health issues and encourage men to care for both their mental and physical health. Even though men die, on average, five years earlier than women, they are also less likely to go to the doctor, according to a study from Rutgers University. The researchers found that men who held more … Continue reading Man Up and Call the Doctor

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

Alternatives to Traditional Mental Health Services

Treatments are crucial to those who are impacted by mental health, but not everyone has equal access to mental healthcare professionals. Whether they are too far away or the traveling expenses are too much, there are alternative ways to seek help. According to Hannah Nichols of Medical News Today, about 48.3 million adults face mental health conditions in America. However, 9.8 million of those are … Continue reading Alternatives to Traditional Mental Health Services