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09 Jan

How Social Media Affects Our Mental Health

Theodore Roosevelt once said that “comparison is the thief of joy.” Perhaps that has never been truer than today, in the digital age.

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05 Dec

24 Ways to Practice Self-Care

Many of us are guilty of getting so wrapped up in the busyness of life and the needs of others that we completely forget to care for ourselves. If we constantly pour ourselves out for other people—whether our families, friends, bosses or coworkers—and we don’t take the time to fill ourselves back up, we are […]

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24 Oct

Debunking the Millennial “Snowflake” Myth

Have you heard the term “snowflake” being thrown around in recent months? The name is meant as a derogatory slam to those of the younger generation who are unafraid of expressing their feelings. The older generations who coined this term mistakenly tend to think of young people as weaker than they, just because these younger […]

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08 Oct

National Mental Illness Awareness Week: Break the Stigma

In 1990, Congress dedicated one week per year as Mental Illness Awareness Week “in recognition of efforts by the National Alliance on Mental Illness [NAMI] to educate and increase awareness about mental illness.” This week, October 7-13, is Mental Illness Awareness week. Almost every one of us knows someone who struggles with a mental illness. […]

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22 Aug

The Truth About Mental Illness on College Campuses

College is often referred to as “the best four years” of a person’s life. But what about for those who struggle with mental illness? Often, mental health issues can be triggered by a big life change, such as moving away to college and living on one’s own for the first time. This enormous adjustment can […]

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01 Aug

The Link Between Summer Heat and Mental Health

Summer is a favorite time of year for many of us. What’s not to like about a season filled with swimming, vacationing, and sunshine? It turns out, studies have shown that rising summer temperatures can also cause a rise in mental illness symptoms. In some parts of the world, suicide rates even rise in the […]

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11 Jul

What Does the Word Psychosis Really Mean?

Many people have the wrong idea about psychosis. Some even throw the term around as a substitute for “hypnosis” or “a way of thinking,” and others use it interchangeably with “psychology” or “psychiatry.” While the latter two terms are certainly related to the word “psychosis” since they can be used to help treat psychosis, these […]

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29 Jun

Combating Suicide in People With Schizophrenia

According to Dr. Michael Roizen, suicide is the leading cause of premature death in people with schizophrenia. 1 in 10 people will take his own life which is exponentially higher than the national average, which says that 1 in 10,000 people will take his own life. The reasons for this high rate of suicide in […]

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30 May

Hearing Voices: What You Need to Know

Hearing voices has been stereotyped as something that only occurs in unstable people. What most people do not realize is that hearing voices is actually more common than they might think and can happen to any of us. According to studies, an estimated four percent of adults are reported to hear voices, and of those, […]

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