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COVID’s Third Anniversary Marked by Depression

While deaths from COVID-19 are trending downward three years after the virus first touched down in the United States, we’re still learning about the coronavirus’ alarming aftereffects on our physical and mental health. Of course, the fallout from the global pandemic isn’t exactly surprising, given how much changed about our day-to-day routines, work, and relationships since March 2020 and COVID’s one-year anniversary. Whether you tested positive for the virus or managed to escape its clutches, the pandemic was a stressful time for everyone. Read More

The Healing Power of Silence

Is silence good for you? Today, meditation and mindfulness use the discipline of getting quiet to boost mental health. Research has shown that silence can actually decrease stress and lower blood pressure, among other benefits. So how can you experience the healing power of silence, and what does that look like? Read More

Depression and Teens

The COVID-19 pandemic increased rates of depression and anxiety for just about everyone, and teens were no exception. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 44% of high school students reported persistent feelings of sadness or hopelessness during the pandemic, and 37% reported that their mental health suffered during that time. Read More

Success and Suicide

By Christa Banister Let’s be real. Who among us hasn’t daydreamed about how much happier life would be had we only bought the winning Powerball ticket? Or walked the red carpet at the Academy Awards, made partner at the firm, qualified for the Olympics, made a significant scientific discovery? As… Read More

Early Empty Nesters

By Wesley Gallagher Technology. It’s everywhere, for better or for worse. Children, in particular, are surrounded by it. While many adults remember a time when there were no laptops or cell phones, kids these days have been holding iPhones since before they could walk, and it’s changing the way young… Read More

Combatting Comparison Culture

By Anna McKenzie It isn’t new or uncommon to compare our lives to the lives of others. We’re hoping to fit in with our community and surroundings, and we have a natural impulse to feel like we belong. But access to lifestyle imagery on a large scale, provided through social… Read More

Daylight Saving: The Cost for Those Prone to SAD

By Wesley Gallagher It’s fall, y’all. Leaves are turning, the weather is cooling, and summer grill outs are giving way to autumn firepits. While some of us may be excited about the changing seasons and the return of sweaters, others may miss the hot weather and hope the first snow… Read More

When Fear Causes Anxiety & Depression

By Anna McKenzie Fear can protect us from harm, but it can also cause harm. When we feel constantly under threat — whether from our circumstances or unresolved trauma — we become vulnerable to developing mental health issues or experiencing a mental health crisis. So, how should we respond when… Read More

Olympic Athletes Champion Honesty About Mental Health

By Anna McKenzie The postponed 2020 Olympics in Tokyo showcased more heroes than those who won medals. The aftermath of COVID-19 and an extra year of training took its toll on many athletes, and several of them spoke out about their physical, emotional, and mental health struggles. In fact, the… Read More