9 ways to recharge

When it comes to prioritizing mental health it can be challenging to know where to start, especially because transforming one’s mental health seems to be an insurmountable feat. However, it doesn’t take much to get one started on the right mental health track. When examining your mental health it’s crucial that you take breaks or[…]

Black History Month

As we celebrate black history month it is crucial that we take time to not only reflect on the black history we see in America and mainstream media but also to educate ourselves on the vast history and current state of black culture in America. Some of the most worrisome statistics surround what we here[…]

Your Voice Matters

This may be a dangerous time for young people but, it is also one of the most informative times. Now more than ever we have many resources right at our fingertips. Enter in the Pandemic, lockdown and resulting isolation, that was imposed upon millions of our youth at a time in their life where every[…]

Mental Health Matters

This is a very dangerous time for young people. The pressure to be “hot,” social media relevant, get good grades, be in advanced college prep courses and juggle relationships in school is what we think of when we think about what pressures lead to anxiety and depression. However, this generation has the added weight of[…]

Communicating with Individuals with Disabilities   

Communication is crucial. Without communication, we wouldn’t be able to effectively share our emotions, ideas, and thoughts. But when we’re put in situations that challenge our communication abilities, it can feel a little uncomfortable. This might include communicating with someone who has a learning disability, a physical disability, or someone who has difficulty hearing. Regardless[…]

The Dangers of Toxic Positivity 

Toxic positivity. If you haven’t heard this term before, at the very least, you’ve probably seen or heard tons examples of it:   “I’m so sorry you’re going through that, but at least it’s not as bad as it could be!”  “Just try to stay positive about it, and everything will be okay”  “Everything happens for a reason, so[…]

What is Wellness? 

Wellness is a word that is often tossed around without full knowledge or background on all that it includes. Wellness is defined as a lifestyle of balanced, healthy attitudes and choices designed to improve your personal performance on a variety of levels and enhance the overall quality of your life. The 7 areas of wellness are:   Social Wellness: The process[…]

How Can I Help? 

When we see that someone is struggling with their mental health, it can often be intimidating to address these concerns. We don’t want to alarm the person or make them think that something is wrong with them, but we also know that getting help is often needed. Below, we’ve listed 5 different ways that you[…]

Stress & Control 

Stress is something that at one point in our lives we will all experience. Levels of stress vary from person to person, but a lot of times our stress boils down to one thing: control. We seek to control so many aspects of our life, and when we have to let go of that control or we[…]