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[…]

Men & Emotions

You might be familiar with the concept of gender norms and stereotypes. They’ve existed for generations, and in many ways, they control our world. Some examples of gender norms include the expectation that women are the ones to do housework like dishes and laundry, while men do the manual labor like mowing the lawn and fixing the[…]