When Does Enjoying Drinking Alcohol Go Too Far?

April 11, 2022|Tags: , , , |

By Erica Spohr “Among the 138.5 million people who were current alcohol users, 61.6 million people (or 44.4%) were classified as binge drinkers, and 17.7 million people (28.8% of current binge drinkers and 12.8% of current alcohol users) were classified as heavy drinkers” (2020 NSDUH). Alcoholism is a real and [...]

Health and Wellness

March 6, 2022|Tags: |

What is Wellness? “Wellness is an active process of becoming aware of and making choices toward a healthy and fulfilling life. Wellness is more than being free from illness, it is a dynamic process of change and growth.” According to the World Health Organization (WHO), wellness is “...a state of [...]

Why You Should Put Yourself in Someone Else’s Shoes?

February 22, 2022|Tags: |

By Makenna Roehr How often have you put yourself in someone else’s shoes to see how they feel and to try to understand from their perspectives? Empathy allows us to be more conscious of others’ emotions, to build relationships and foster healthy environments, especially for those struggling with mental illnesses. The [...]

What Do We Know about Teen Mental Health?

June 24, 2021|Tags: , , |

By Melissa Rivera Adolescents' emotional wellbeing is very important and should be taken seriously. They might not have the support and understanding to seek treatment or their change of emotions and attitude may go unnoticed. Oftentimes the troubled behaviors of some children are seen as a “phase” instead of signs [...]

How Binge Drinking Affects College Students

October 20, 2020|Tags: |

Binge drinking among young adults is considered a significant public health concern in the United States. Consuming alcohol in college has become a tradition that many students believe is considered an essential part of their higher education experience. According to the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), [...]

Overcoming the Stigma on Mental Health

October 20, 2020|Tags: , |

By Nicolette Fascenelli Stigma is when individuals see you in a negative way because you may have certain characteristics or personal traits that’s thought to be a disadvantage. It is common that people have negative attitudes and beliefs among individuals who suffer from mental health conditions. It is known that [...]

Eating Disorders and the Role of Stigma

October 20, 2020|Tags: , |

By Nicolette Fascenelli Between 5% to 17% of college students have eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. It is known that a minority of people actually receive professional help for eating-related issues. For instance, researchers found that less than 45% of individuals who are diagnosed with an [...]

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