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Sleeping when Everything Haunts You – Learning to Cope with Disturbing Thoughts when You Just Want to Rest

“I can’t stop them from coming; it’s like I’ve lost the will to even try!” I said, pushing through my embarrassment. I took a deep breath and waited some time before speaking again. “Sometimes they start with a nightmare, where I’m chasing an ex who is running away from me, or I’m talking to a […]

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Mental Health Education and Awareness

Orthorexia Nervosa: When Eating Healthy Is the Problem

Eating too healthy? That can’t be possible…. or at least I didn’t think so. That was, however, until I was diagnosed with orthorexia. Orthorexia nervosa, otherwise known as the “clean eating disorder,” is an obsession with clean or proper eating. It involves compulsively reading ingredient lists, excessive meal-planning, and severe distress when “healthy” foods are […]

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Parenting and Family Mental Health

Unshielding Your Anxious Child: Why Having Anxious Children Face Their Fears Is Best

Anxiety disorders, according to large studies, are by far the most prevalent psychiatric disorder in children in the United States. Parenting an anxious child, particularly if you are also an anxious parent, can be incredibly heart-wrenching. As a parent, you instinctually want to protect your children from harm and hardship. You baby-proof your home, purchase […]

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Race and Ethnicity in Mental Health

Access to Mental Health Care for BIPOC: The Role of Provider Supply and Organization in Reducing Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Care

The mental health sector in the U.S. isn’t perfect. Extensive studies have shown that some demographic groups are negatively impacted by racial and ethnic disparities. This means that Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) may experience cultural barriers, social and economic inequalities, and even reduced access to mental health care. So how can we […]

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Race and Ethnicity in Mental Health

The Massive Challenges Faced by BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) Who Live with Mental Health Disorders

In the past decade, there has been a growing movement to practice diversity and inclusion in the mental health field. To fully understand the plight of BIPOC mental health, we need to take a deeper look at the obstacles that keep them from seeking help.

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College Student Mental Health, COVID-19 and Mental Health

College Students – How to Self-Develop While Stuck at Home Over the Summer

Due to coronavirus, you may not be able to work at an internship or travel anywhere new this summer. Thankfully, it’s still possible to learn and grow while you stay home. In fact, it’s probably the best way to use your free time. When you aren’t at school, you can continue to gain knowledge that’s […]

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Mental Health Education and Awareness

Steps to Take if You Think You Need Help With an Eating Disorder

According to the NEDA (National Eating Disorders Association), almost 30 million Americans have or will experience an eating disorder in their lifetimes. Worryingly, the most-impacted segment of the population is adolescent girls and young women, although the stereotype that only girls experience eating disorders is a myth. Girls and young women aged 15 – 24 […]

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COVID-19 and Mental Health, Personal Stories

I Have Anxiety and Depression. This Is How the Pandemic Has Affected Me.

The World Health Organization recognizes that mental health disorders are the leading cause of illness and disability worldwide. That’s 450 million people suffering from a mental health disorder today. That’s a lot of people!  With the Covid-19 pandemic at its peak, the number of diagnosed mental health disorders worldwide is rising daily, as observed by […]