CRISIS AND SUPPORT PHONE/TEXT LINES

A comprehensive list of resources that we encourage you use and to share with those in need. UNITED STATES Crisis Text Line: text BUDDY to 741-741 (for free 24/7 support)National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255Suicide Hotline text-based instant messenger: imalive.orgTrevor Project (for LGBTQ+ youth): 1-866-488-7386Trans Lifeline: 877-565-8860NEDA (National Eating Disorders Association) Helpline: 1-800-931-2237Teen Line: 310-855-4673 or TEXTTEEN to 839863Sexuality Support: 1-800-246-7743After Abortion Hotline/Pro-Voice: 1-866-4394253Pregnancy Hotline: 1-800-467-8466Veterans: 1-800-273-8255 then … Continue reading CRISIS AND SUPPORT PHONE/TEXT LINES

A Musical Mentality: Musical Therapy & Mental Health

By Aayushi Jain8 min read Music therapy is an evidence-based intervention that can be delivered via tech apps to improve patients’ mental health and wellbeing through playing, performing, composing, or listening to music. These interventions complement conventional mental health treatments because they provide a concrete activity for a patient to hone in on during moments of emotional distress.  One popular music therapy app is Humm.ly, … Continue reading A Musical Mentality: Musical Therapy & Mental Health

The Gut-Brain Connection: What You Need to Know​

By Katie Afra, PsyD, NSCA-CPT13 min read Butterflies in your stomach. A gut-wrenching feeling. Your stomach suddenly drops… You’d better go with your gut. All of these are intensely emotional experiences that seem to be best described by what’s happening in our stomachs at the time. Now, consider this for a moment — our most intense emotional experiences involve the gut SO much that we … Continue reading The Gut-Brain Connection: What You Need to Know​

The Young Introvert’s Social Survival Guide

By April Snow, LMFT 7 min read Being an introvert can make it difficult to find friends who get us, feel confident at parties or speak up at school.  There’s just so much noise and not enough time to think through our thoughts, which leaves us feeling left out and misunderstood.  It’s so frustrating!  In reality, we have a lot of interesting things to say and … Continue reading The Young Introvert’s Social Survival Guide

How to Cancel Plans Without Feeling Guilty and Hurting Feelings

By April Snow, LMFT5 min read Making plans all starts out so well.  You’re feeling energetic or generous and you make a commitment with someone down the road.  But then the day comes and you’re feeling exhausted, overwhelmed, or just don’t feel like doing anything.  You go back and forth, wanting to cancel, but weighing the pros and cons of doing so.  If you do … Continue reading How to Cancel Plans Without Feeling Guilty and Hurting Feelings

Tips to Manage Anxiety Around Work

By Julia Broglie, Founder & CEO of BroglieBox8 min read From someone diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder, who has worked for a Fortune 500 company, a small privately owned company, and now is an entrepreneur… I have been worried my entire life – no really, since before I can remember.  A million thoughts seem to invade my mind at any given time, many times leading … Continue reading Tips to Manage Anxiety Around Work

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How to Transition to Seeing Your Therapist Online

By Dr. Seth J. Gillihan, PhD. 8 min read Seeing a therapist used to imply being in the same room with them, but not any longer. Teleconferencing has made it possible to see a mental health professional from a distance. With recent requirements for social distancing, many therapists and clients have had to either pause their work or make other arrangements, including meeting by video … Continue reading How to Transition to Seeing Your Therapist Online

Creating a Healthy Routine for Stress Relief

By Dr. Elizabeth Cunningham5 min read When I think about starting the new year and everything that goes with it, budgeting, planning events, goals, work, education, taxes, etc., one thing comes to mind – STRESS!  Regardless of the time of year, stress is an ever-present factor in our lives.  One simple and effective way of managing stress is by creating a routine for ourselves.  Creating … Continue reading Creating a Healthy Routine for Stress Relief