How to Honor Your Deceased Loved One

By Julia Broglie, Founder & CEO of BroglieBox7 min read As an entrepreneur who launched a company as a tribute to my late brother, I am often asked, how can I honor my loved one like you have?  I always cringe when I hear this question because everyone’s journey with grief is unique. While mine led me to create a company, it doesn’t mean that … Continue reading How to Honor Your Deceased Loved One

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: 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)

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

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 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

My No Longer Invisible Illnesses

By Emily Torchiana10 min read From the moment I was born until the end of high school, I did not fully understand mental illness and I honestly did not think anyone I knew personally struggled with one. Mental health was not a topic talked about in my family because no one seemed to be affected by it. It was also not a topic talked about … Continue reading My No Longer Invisible Illnesses

When do I need to see a mental healthcare professional?

By Anup Sharma, M.D8 min read There are millions of Americans with mental health conditions that pursue treatment by working with professionals. Mental health professionals include psychiatrists, psychologists, and licensed therapists, nurse practitioners, and social workers. Working with qualified professionals allows for one to understand mental health condition(s), receive compassionate care and pursue helpful treatment.As in other areas of medicine, mental health providers may have expertise in specific types … Continue reading When do I need to see a mental healthcare professional?