Is Social Media Good or Bad for Your Mental Health?

November 3, 2022|Tags: , |

By Patrick Vergara Coming from a generation that has grown up with technology, Gen Z consumers use social media in ways that benefit their mental health and overall lives. The Internet and social media have become a tool for self-expression, a creative outlet, and an open space. People can develop [...]

Menopause: How Does It Affect Women’s Mental Health?

October 4, 2022|Tags: , |

By Mia Eng Chills. Night sweats. Hot flashes. Sleep problems. Menopause involves various physical symptoms that can affect women’s health. But did you know that it also causes several changes in your mental well-being? Many women are familiar with the basics of the onset of menopause; yet, they often overlook [...]

Suicide Prevention Begins With All of Us

September 26, 2022|Tags: |

By Noreen Syed September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. Communities are coming together to share their stories and resources to raise awareness about suicide to help prevent individuals from taking their life. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), suicide is a leading cause of death in the [...]

What You Don’t Know About Unipolar Depression

September 20, 2022|

By Jocelyn Garcia  What is Unipolar Depression?  Unipolar depression, or also known as major depressive disorder (MDD) is a common mental health disorder that affects 8.4% of the U.S population. It is characterized by feeling worthless, continuous feeling of sadness, and other symptoms. It affects the individuals by making it [...]

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 [...]

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