The What, Why, And How Of Perfectionism

by Paras Ramani, MFTI10 min read Does your teen feel like what he/she achieves is never quite good enough? More often than not, does your teen put off turning in papers or projects because he/she wants to get them just right? Does your teen feel like he/she must give more than 100 percent on everything he/she does to not be considered mediocre or be seen … Continue reading The What, Why, And How Of Perfectionism

Mental Health Should be Treated as a Priority in the Workplace

by Chelsea Wiersma 5 min read Mental health is complicated, messy, scary, confusing, and it doesn’t look the same for any two people on the planet. However, although it’s called “mental health” it’s not something that just stays in your head. It’s not something that just stays mental at all. It affects your physical health. It affects your relationships, your energy levels, your personality, your … Continue reading Mental Health Should be Treated as a Priority in the Workplace

Taking Medicine Does Not Mean Something Is “Wrong” With You

By Christina, the Authentic Adventurer5 min read I never imagined that I would be personally affected by depression… I guess none of us ever really do. There were times as a young adult where I would get sad, which I expected everyone would get from time to time. And most of the time, I would blame it on hormones. But it wasn’t until years later, … Continue reading Taking Medicine Does Not Mean Something Is “Wrong” With You

The Ultimate List of Helpful and Supportive Resources for LGBTQ+ Students

By Madison Kingsley15 min read Everyone can become a victim of harassment or bullying, even if they don’t belong to the groups that are unfairly stigmatized by society. However, when referring to sexual and other minorities, the situation becomes critical. College is a challenging environment for every student. According to the National Survey on LGBTQ+ Youth Mental Health conducted in 2019, 71% of LGBTQ+ youth … Continue reading The Ultimate List of Helpful and Supportive Resources for LGBTQ+ Students

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 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