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: 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

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

10 BIPOC Friendly Mental Health Focused Instagram Accounts to Follow

By Linzy Farmerie-Mogielski, Content Editor of BroglieBox3 min read 1. @healhaus – A Wellness Concept & Café, Daily Yoga + Meditation Classes, Workshops + Private Sessions, Corporate Wellness 2. @askdrjess – Board-Certified Psychiatrist in New York City 3. @ethelsclub – A social and wellness club designed to celebrate people of color, online and IRL. 4. @inclusivetherapists – THERAPY THAT CELEBRATES YOU, Directory for all: identities, … Continue reading 10 BIPOC Friendly Mental Health Focused Instagram Accounts to Follow

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