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

Healing Your Brain with Food – Q&A with Dr. Uma Naidoo

By The BroglieBox Team10 min read We had the pleasure of interviewing Harvard-trained psychiatrist and nutrition expert Dr. Uma Naidoo. “Dr. Naidoo draws on cutting-edge research to explain the many ways in which food contributes to our mental health, and shows how a sound diet can help treat and prevent a wide range of psychological and cognitive health issues, from ADHD to anxiety to OCD.” … Continue reading Healing Your Brain with Food – Q&A with Dr. Uma Naidoo

20 Awesome Journaling Prompts to Inspire Yourself!

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!

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

The Major Impacts of Sleep Deprivation

By Hilary Adams, PhD8 min read Take a moment to calculate how many hours of sleep you got each night this week. Are you sleeping eight to nine hours per night? If not, you are probably in “sleep debt,” and that can have negative effects on physical and mental health.  It’s not just you; research shows that teens and young adults across the country are … Continue reading The Major Impacts of Sleep Deprivation

Defined: Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

By The BroglieBox Team5 min read Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder in which time people have recurring, unwanted thoughts, ideas or sensations (obsessions) that make them feel driven to do something repetitively (compulsions). The repetitive behaviors, such as hand washing, checking on things or cleaning, can significantly interfere with a person’s daily activities and social interactions. A diagnosis of OCD requires the presence of … Continue reading Defined: Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

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

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