Defined: Types of Mental Health Professionals, Psychological Counseling, and Psychotherapy

By The BroglieBox Team5 min read Types of Professionals What is a Psychiatrist?A psychiatrist is a medical doctor (M.D. or D.O.) who specializes in preventing, diagnosing, and treating mental illness. They are trained to differentiate mental health problems from other underlying medical conditions that could present with psychiatric symptoms. They also monitor the effects of mental illness on other physical conditions. As a doctor, a … Continue reading Defined: Types of Mental Health Professionals, Psychological Counseling, and Psychotherapy

Defined: Peripartum/Postpartum Depression

By The BroglieBox Team2 min read For women with peripartum/postpartum depression having a baby can become very distressing and difficult.  Peripartum depression is a serious, but treatable medical illness involving feelings of extreme sadness, indifference and/or anxiety, as well as changes in energy, sleep, and appetite. It carries risks for the mother and child. Women can also experience depression during pregnancy. Peripartum depression refers to … Continue reading Defined: Peripartum/Postpartum Depression

Defined: Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

By The BroglieBox Team5 min read Seasonal affective disorder is a form of depression also known as SAD, seasonal depression or winter depression. People with SAD experience mood changes and symptoms similar to depression. The symptoms usually occur during the fall and winter months when there is less sunlight and usually improve with the arrival of spring. However, even though it is much less common, some … Continue reading Defined: Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

Defined: Addiction/Severe Substance Disorder

By The BroglieBox Team5 min read Addiction is a complex condition, a brain disease that is manifested by compulsive substance use despite harmful consequence. People with addiction (severe substance use disorder) have an intense focus on using a certain substance(s), such as alcohol or drugs, to the point that it takes over their life. People can develop an addiction to:– Alcohol– Marijuana– PCP, LSD, and … Continue reading Defined: Addiction/Severe Substance Disorder

Defined: Depression/Major Depressive Disorder

By The BroglieBox Team5 min read Depression (major depressive disorder) is a common and serious medical illness that negatively affects how you feel, the way you think and how you act. Fortunately, it is also treatable. Depression causes feelings of sadness and/or a loss of interest in activities once enjoyed. It can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems and can decrease a … Continue reading Defined: Depression/Major Depressive Disorder

Defined: Anxiety Disorders

By The BroglieBox Team5 min read Fear is an emotional response to an immediate threat and is more associated with a fight or flight reaction – either staying to fight or leaving to escape danger. Thus, anxiety is a common response to stress. Anxiety refers to the anticipation of a future concern and is more associated with muscle tension and avoidance behavior. However, anxiety disorders … Continue reading Defined: Anxiety Disorders

Navigating the Loss of a Loved One Amidst a Pandemic

By Stefanie Shimansky15 min read A simply put, but not simply experienced fact: There is no one “right” way to grieve. Similarly, there is no one “right” thing to say to someone who is grieving. Everyone grieves differently. And every person grieves every loss differently. In my 30 years of life, I’ve lost a lot. When I was 14, my perfectly healthy 18-year-old sister died … Continue reading Navigating the Loss of a Loved One Amidst a Pandemic

Affirmations and Positive Self Talk

By Christina, the Authentic Adventurer5 min read Repeat after me. I am doing enough. I.am.enough.  These simple phrases can have a significant impact on our self-perception. But when our world is caving in around us, whether it is from outside sources or from within our own heads, it can be difficult to think positively.  When the thoughts playing on repeat in our heads are negative, our minds … Continue reading Affirmations and Positive Self Talk

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Resources and Actions of an Ally #BlackLivesMatter

By Kristina Ashley Williams 10 min read Non-Racist means you aim not to participate in racist actions. Anti-Racist means you understand what racist actions are, use your voice to name it, and put words into action. Allies are Anti-racist, actively educate themselves, speak up, check on their friends who are impacted, have uncomfortable conversations with friends, families and co-workers, don’t post pix of dogs and frivolous topics during … Continue reading Resources and Actions of an Ally #BlackLivesMatter

Black Mental Health Resources & Networks

By The BroglieBox Team5 min read Black Mental Health PodcastWith the stigma of therapy being a “white people thing’ coupled with the cost of therapy, black people are left to deal with mental health issues on their own. The black mental health podcast is here not as a replacement to therapy but as an alternative. Open Path Collective seeks to be a safe space for … Continue reading Black Mental Health Resources & Networks