Ways to Reduce Back to School Anxiety

12Entering the Fall typically consists of many new beginnings. One in particular being returning to academia. On a normal school year, returning to school can be stressful, as students are usually focused on school supplies, clothing and making sure they signed up for the right classes. However, due to Covid-19, this school year seems a little different and has many people experiencing a ...

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Reflect, Resolve, Reset

photo-1512552288940-3a300922a275After the hustle of the holiday season, folks sit back, tuckered out from all of the holiday mayhem, then transition to think about “The New Year” as a grand moment in time represented as the start of everything new! The New Year is viewed as The Chance to finally do amazing things, to go to amazing places or to ...

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Family Feud

photo-1561152665-da051f68abc8Ah yes. The holidays are quickly approaching; another season of joy-filled days, cozy nights by the fireplace, and plenty of time with family and friends. For many though, family can be a problem. Maybe you have a grandparent who keeps bringing up various political topics, maybe you have an uncle who likes to get a little too tipsy, or ...

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Are you Afraid of the Dark?

hwIt’s that time of the year again. The temperatures are dropping, the leaves are changing and ghosts, witches and ghouls are starting to appear. As a child and even now into adulthood, fall has always been one of my favorite seasons and Halloween one of my favorite holidays. Now don’t get me wrong, I love the crisp air, the ...

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Journaling for Your Mental Health

journalMaybe you kept a journal when you were younger. You would write down your deepest, darkest secrets, or just what happened that day, and for some reason after journaling you would feel better. There’s a reason that so many people find journaling to be relaxing. Research has found that journaling can boost your mood, enhance your sense of well-being, reduce symptoms of depression, ...

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PTSD Awareness Month

qAccording the American Psychiatric Association, Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome (PTSD) is a psychiatric disorder that can occur in people who have experienced or witnessed a traumatic event such as a natural disaster, a serious accident, a terrorist act, war/combat, rape or other violent personal assault.

Individuals of all ages can have PTSD and about 8 out of every 100 people (or 8% of ...

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April is Stress Awareness Month

picStress Awareness month first launched in 1992 and has taken place every April since its inception. The goal throughout the month of April is to raise public awareness about stress, including the causes, the effects it has on the mind and body and how to cope with it.

Stress is a normal, natural part of living. In fact, some stress is ever ...

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