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Mental Health Support for Suicidal Ideation

Suicidal ideation is when a person is contemplating suicide, which may involve imagining how they would commit suicide, what the world would be like without them, or fantasizing about ending their pain through suicide. Suicidal ideation can arise from difficult life circumstances such as poverty or abuse, mental illness, poor physical health, trauma, or even medication. When a person suffering from suicidal ideation can receive mental health support, it can considerably decrease the risk of a tragic outcome. Read More

The Importance of Sleep

When we lose sleep due to anxiety, depression, or other mental health issues, we can actually exacerbate our symptoms. So in what ways can we embrace the importance of sleep in order to improve our mental health? Read More

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