Day #1 of your Mental Healthcare Journey

By Linzy Farmerie-Mogielski, Content Editor of BroglieBox5 min read If I could hop into a time machine, there is so much that I wish I could tell myself about where to start in addressing my mental health. I knew I needed help and I knew that it was time that I advocate for my well being. Most people ask themselves the same questions… I’ve never been … Continue reading Day #1 of your Mental Healthcare Journey

Are you mentally well enough for college?

By Dr. Nicholas Joyce8 min read Last spring an 18-year-old college freshman who got straight A’s in high school – but was now failing several courses – came to my office on the campus where I work as a psychologist. The student was seeking a medical exception so that he could withdraw from the classes he failed instead of taking the F’s and dragging down … Continue reading Are you mentally well enough for college?

5 Ways to Get Support Without Having to Talk on the Phone

By Dr. Aliza Werner-Seidler and Dr. Sophie H Li 10 min read Access to mental health support has never been more important, as Melburnians are hit with a stage 4 lockdown and much of the rest of Australia braces for a potential second wave of COVID-19. This year, many mental health professionals have moved to providing telehealth services via phone and video calls. But what options … Continue reading 5 Ways to Get Support Without Having to Talk on the Phone

How a Psychiatrist is Personally Coping with the Realities of 2020

By Rahul Kumar8 min read There is not a “right” way to cope with the pandemic right now. This coronavirus has taken countless lives and sickened way more since March 2020. As you deal with intense emotions — whether that is fear, uncertainty, anxiety, and/or stress, know that you are not alone in experiencing these struggles. At BroglieBox, we are speaking to various mental health … Continue reading How a Psychiatrist is Personally Coping with the Realities of 2020

More Than Just Sunshine: Vitamin D & Mental Health

By Amanda Perrin7 min read Most people hear Vitamin D and think of it as the “Sunshine Vitamin” or the vitamin that helps make our bones strong. Very few would think it’s the vitamin our brains need to function, as Vitamin D plays a major role in our cognitive health. In the recent years, there have been many studies linking deficiency of this vitamin to … Continue reading More Than Just Sunshine: Vitamin D & Mental Health

3 Tips for Taking a Mental Health Day

By Linzy Farmerie-Mogielski, Content Editor of BroglieBox8 min read Whether we think we are good at separating the personal and professional, we need to acknowledge the fact that we spend up to, and sometimes over, 40 hours/week of our waking life at work. That is a LOT of time that deeply matters and impacts our health. Period. A major part of taking ownership of your … Continue reading 3 Tips for Taking a Mental Health Day

Defined: Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA)

The BroglieBox Team3 min read Most health care professionals are familiar with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA) works to protect the confidentiality and privacy of people receiving medical treatment. HIPAA’s primary purpose is to protect the privacy of people receiving health care services. The Privacy Rule, added to this legislation in 2000, set further standards to prevent inappropriate use or disclosure of protected health … Continue reading Defined: Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA)

Defined: Suicide

Due the severe nature of the topic, BroglieBox LLC defers to the CDC definition and resources for this article. You can read the full article here.“Suicide is death caused by injuring oneself with the intent to die. A suicide attempt is when someone harms themselves with the intent to end their life, but they do not die as a result of their actions. Several factors … Continue reading Defined: Suicide

Defined: Eating Disorders

By The BroglieBox Team5 min read Eating disorders are illnesses in which the people experience severe disturbances in their eating behaviors and related thoughts and emotions. People with eating disorders typically become pre-occupied with food and their body weight. Eating disorders affect several million people at any given time, most often women between the ages of 12 and 35. There are three main types of eating … Continue reading Defined: Eating Disorders

Defined: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

By The BroglieBox Team10 min read Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that’s triggered by a terrifying event — either experiencing it or witnessing it. Symptoms may include flashbacks, nightmares and severe anxiety, as well as uncontrollable thoughts about the event. SymptomsPost-traumatic stress disorder symptoms may start within one month of a traumatic event, but sometimes symptoms may not appear until years … Continue reading Defined: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)