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

Safer Internet, Happier Kids

Internet safety is important, now more than ever. School-aged children have so many resources at their fingertips to explore the world wide web. From video game consoles to phones, many of their devices can connect to the internet, giving them access to any and everything. What are the risks? The content your child may have… Continue reading Safer Internet, Happier Kids

How to Heal Hurt Feelings

When someone is comfortable enough to share their hurt feelings, it’s important to be there for them, but it may be difficult to know what to say. Every situation is different, but being present, listening, and responding with empathy is a good place to start. Be a good listener Don’t immediately steer the conversation toward… Continue reading How to Heal Hurt Feelings

Raising Kind Kids

Being kind can provide a huge boost to someone’s mental health, confidence, and sense of purpose. That’s why it’s important to talk to children about kindness from a young age so they can make a positive impact in the world and on their own well-being.  Here are some ways to communicate the importance of kindness… Continue reading Raising Kind Kids

Handling Conflict at Work

When you’re in a workplace with people that have different personalities, expectations, and opinions, interpersonal conflict is bound to occur. Each week, employees in the United States spend almost three hours each week involved in conflict, and this can create stress, reduce productivity and negatively impact job satisfaction.  Here are some ways to address conflict… Continue reading Handling Conflict at Work

How to Support Someone When They Come Out

Whether you are part of the LGBTQ+ community or you’re an ally, people who share their gender identity or sexuality with you need your unwavering support in return.  LGBTQ+ people experience higher rates of mental illness and suicide than their straight or cisgender peers. Forty percent of trans people have attempted suicide compared to 5%… Continue reading How to Support Someone When They Come Out

10 Things You Can Do to Support Someone’s Recovery Journey

You may know someone fighting addiction while working through their recovery journey. You want to help, but you aren’t sure if you should. And if you did, where would you start? Here are ten things to help you support someone through their recovery journey. Being there You may not always be asked to help, and… Continue reading 10 Things You Can Do to Support Someone’s Recovery Journey