The Gift of Giving Gifts

Helping others and giving back to the community make you feel good. The same can be said for giving a gift to a friend or family member. Giving instead of receiving is scientifically proven to improve your mental and physical health, so here are just some ways that giving is good for you. You feel… Continue reading The Gift of Giving Gifts

Why You Should Pick Up the Phone

When you’re lonely, missing a loved one, or just want someone to talk to, it can be tempting to opt for a quick text message or DM. However, there are benefits to picking up the phone and making a call instead. Why phone calls? Vocal communication has been scientifically proven to build stronger connections between… Continue reading Why You Should Pick Up the Phone

Homeschooling & Mental Health

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many families opted for homeschooling instead of the traditional, in-person classroom. Homeschooling can have great results for some students while others may face social, emotional, and mental challenges. So, how can these be turned into opportunities for the students who may be struggling? Social opportunities Kids are used to going to… Continue reading Homeschooling & Mental Health

Greek Life & Mental Health

As college students return to campus, many will choose to rush Greek organizations or rejoin their fraternities and sororities. Though these communities offer socialization and career connections that are appealing to many students, they can also be a source of stress, anxiety, and depression for a variety of reasons. Social stressors Students participating in Greek… Continue reading Greek Life & Mental Health

Battling Bullies: Tips For Parents

Talking about mental health matters, and the words we use can have a Bullying comes in a wide variety of forms. From name-calling to physical harm, children may face bullies as early as preschool and throughout their teenage years. If you’re a parent worried about the wellbeing of your child, check out these tips for… Continue reading Battling Bullies: Tips For Parents

Getting Ghosted

It can be frustrating, upsetting, and anger-inducing to be ghosted. While it usually happens in romantic partnerships, ghosting can occur in a variety of platonic relationships and in the workplace. Because this term is relatively new and the way it is experienced is constantly evolving, healing from being ghosted can feel especially taxing. Knowing when… Continue reading Getting Ghosted

Household Happiness: Implementing a System of Support Within Your Family

From siblings to spouses, relationships within a family can have an impact on mental and physical wellbeing. The quality of these relationships is built upon social support as well as social strain, and both can take a toll on mental health and behaviors. A supportive family that shows love, shares advice, and cares for one… Continue reading Household Happiness: Implementing a System of Support Within Your Family

Swiping on Sadness: How Dating Apps Contribute to Depression

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The popularity of dating apps has surged in recent years, especially with the pandemic forcing millions of people into isolation. Platforms like Tinder, Hinge, Match, and Bumble may offer a semblance of socialization, but the hidden mental health impacts of these apps may outweigh the benefits. Swiping left on self-image Dating apps have strong correlations… Continue reading Swiping on Sadness: How Dating Apps Contribute to Depression

Love & Mental Health

Research has shown that relationships are one of the most important aspects of our lives. People who are more socially connected to family, friends, and their community are happier, healthier, live longer, and experience fewer mental health problems than people who are less connected. Each relationship you hold is different and has the power to… Continue reading Love & Mental Health

Safe Spaces for Kids Online

The internet is filled with many positive resources that help educate and encourage children. Unfortunately, there are equally as many sites containing content detrimental to a child’s physical, mental, and emotional safety.  As your child is given access to the internet through phones, tablets, computers, televisions, and video games, it’s important to know the resources… Continue reading Safe Spaces for Kids Online