Understanding Teen Loneliness and Social Isolation

Understanding Teen Loneliness and Social Isolation One of the joys and horrors for adolescents is navigating the many transitions they experience in a very short period of time. There are transitions and changes to educational environments we can all remember, such as moving from middle school to high school and then on to college [...]

By |2018-07-10T18:06:14+00:00July 10th, 2018|Mental Health Awareness|0 Comments

Creating Resilient Holiday Traditions

Creating Resilient Holiday Traditions Although there are many holidays throughout the year, the concentration of days that are celebrated in November and December can make this a challenging season for those living with a mental health concern. What is meant to be the happiest time of the year, for some is filled with unrealistic expectations [...]

Kindness is Contagious

Kindness is Contagious Scientific American published an article titled “Kindness Contagion - Witnessing kindness inspires kindness, causing it to spread like a virus.” The article shares the details of research they conducted on positive conformity. How people will model the behavior of others and if they see them “doing good” they will follow suit. Sometimes [...]

By |2017-11-07T15:54:46+00:00November 5th, 2017|Mental Health Awareness|0 Comments

Teenage Anxiety a Rapidly Growing Mental Health Concern

Teenage Anxiety a Rapidly Growing Mental Health Concern A recent article in the NY Times titled: Why Are More American Teenagers Than Ever Suffering From Severe Anxiety? sheds light on how anxiety is the most common mental-health disorder affecting nearly one-third of both adolescents and adults, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. “Anxiety [...]

By |2017-10-31T15:03:11+00:00October 28th, 2017|Mental Health Awareness|1 Comment

The Impact of Childhood Domestic Violence

The Impact of Childhood Domestic Violence Let’s start with statistics of Childhood Domestic Violence, which are heartbreaking. A study conducted by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) states that every year an estimated 3.3 million to 10 million children are exposed to domestic violence in their home. ChildStats.gov indicates that there are 73.8 [...]