During the COVID-19 pandemic, healthcare services have never been more important. While there have been plenty of discussions about the need to maintain essential health services, too little focus has been placed on the toll that this puts on healthcare providers. In this article, we’re going to cover a few ways that healthcare workers can manage their wellbeing during these difficult times. Here are a … Continue reading Self-Care Tips for Healthcare Workers
By: Mike Muldoon 5 minute read The mental strain associated with both addiction and suicide puts people struggling with substance use disorders at a high risk for suicide when compared to non-substance users. Dual Diagnosis Addiction and suicide are often linked with an additional mental health issue, which is referred to as a dual diagnosis. Addiction used to be (and sometimes still is) thought of … Continue reading Addiction and Suicide
By Rahul Kumar9 min read As the pandemic prolongs, many are understandably feeling anxious, worried, and stressed. At BroglieBox, we are speaking to different mental health professionals that are providing support for individuals during this time and sharing tips on how to take care of your mental health. Access to mental health has become a significant topic amid the pandemic, especially for college students. The … Continue reading A School Psychologist’s Advice For Students On How To Cope During This ‘New Normal’
By The BroglieBox Team5 min read Ever since quarantine started, plans have changed, events have been cancelled and vacations have been postponed. If you’re someone who has especially struggled with your mental health these past few months, you need remember to take time for yourself to de-stress. Taking a day off or stepping away from work for some self-care activities help us stay healthy, happy, and resilient. It’s essential … Continue reading Taking Time to Relax and Recharge, Especially if You’ve Had to Cancel Plans
By Elle Rotter6 min read September is National Self-Care Awareness Month and here at BroglieBox, we’re celebrating the small moments dedicated to taking care of ourselves. Recently, psychiatrist Dr. Jessi Gold did a takeover on our Instagram account, where she discussed a variety of self-care activities. Stay tuned for upcoming takeovers from mental health experts on @thebrogliebox Instagram! Right now, amid the seemingly never-ending pandemic, … Continue reading 10 High Schoolers Share Their Favorite Self-Care Activities
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?
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
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
By Dr. Sharon Ufberg8 min read Journal writing is an easy, flexible, and heart-opening activity to add to your morning and/or evening routine. And you need to give yourself permission to write whatever comes to mind without judgement or revision. The journaling exercise is for your eyes only so feel free to express yourself! It’s fun to pick out a special notebook and start by … Continue reading 20 Awesome Journaling Prompts to Inspire Yourself!
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