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Movember: Raising Awareness of Men’s Health and Wellness

The calendar may say it’s the month of November, but for some, it’s Movember. Movember is a yearly movement where men are encouraged to grow facial hair during the month of November. The goal is to increase awareness of men’s health and wellness. According to their official website, the origin of Movember dates back to […] Read More

The Necessity of Mental Health Care for Veterans

It is no secret that when the subject of mental health arises, veterans are a prominent part of the conversation. This Veterans Day, it’s important to think about and advocate for mental health care for those who served in the military. The numbers surrounding this population are staggering and demonstrate that more needs to be […] Read More

Advice for Dating Someone with a Mental Illness

Dating is hard enough as it is. You spend the earlier parts of your relationship trying to “read” the other person; trying to make sure you’re both on the same page. Then, once you’ve passed that phase, it’s on to really getting to know the other person. You know you’re superficially compatible, but what about […] Read More

National Bullying Prevention Month

October is National Bullying Prevention Month; a campaign that aims to unite communities to educate and raise awareness of bullying prevention. Bullying impacts thousands of young people in school, in their neighborhoods and even at home through cyber bullying. Bullying can include physical, verbal, social and cyber bullying and all forms of bullying have a serious […] Read More

Speaking Up and Women’s Health

The University of Pittsburgh recently released a study that begins to examine the connection in women between self-silencing and a variety of health conditions. The study is an early “hypothesis-generating” project, which has only scratched the surface of these complex relationships. They presented their findings at this year’s North American Menopause Society (NAMS) 2019 Annual […] Read More

Halloween and Mental Health Stigmas

Orange-and-black Halloween decorations and spooky costumes fill storefronts long before the last day of October. This scary holiday is anticipated by many: children are eager to trick-or-treat, and adults look forward to attending themed Halloween parties with their perfect costume planned weeks in advance. But, for some, Halloween is a confusing and stigma-filled holiday. Many […] Read More

The Effects of Mental Illness on Empathizing With Others

What is empathy? Empathy and sympathy are often used interchangeably, but they are two different feelings. Sympathy is when you can understand another person’s feelings and struggles, but only through the lens of your own life. Empathy, on the other hand, is an understanding regardless of your own experience. In her article for HealthLine, Susan […] Read More

The Psychology of Hypervigilance in Trauma Survivors

After the brain has been through psychological trauma, there are obvious remnants. Trauma has been defined as the inability to cope with overwhelmingly stressful and/or dangerous situations. As long as there was a situation in which there was risk of harm or actual harm to oneself or others, it is considered a traumatic event. One […] Read More

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