World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day is tomorrow, Wednesday, October 10th. Although this day is dedicated to the importance of raising awareness about mental health, awareness is important every day. Unfortunately, often stigmas exist because of the lack of conversation regarding mental health. With approximately 1 in 5 adults experiencing mental illness in the US, it affects… Read more »

PTSD: Symptoms and Treatment

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a disorder that is caused by experiencing or witnessing a shocking, frightening or life-threatening event. Any individual who lives through a traumatic event may feel defensive and a “fight-or-flight” response. However, when the symptoms continue long after the event, it may be PTSD. An individual with PTSD often feels stressed… Read more »

National Suicide Prevention Month

September is National Suicide Prevention Month which means we must bring attention to an incredibly important cause. In order to save the life of an at-risk individual, it is vital to recognize the symptoms and warning signs. Understanding the risks is the first step to preventing a suicide and aiding a loved one in getting… Read more »

Common Myths of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a chronic and long-lasting disorder in which a person has uncontrollable, recurring thoughts known as “obsessions” and/or behaviors that he/she feels the urge to repeat over and over, known as “compulsions.” These symptoms can interfere with all aspects of a person’s life… Read more »

Mental Health Tips for College Students

College is the first time most young people will live by themselves and experience true independence. The idea of no curfews, shorter class time and weekend parties may sound exciting, but more often than not, independence can be a daunting idea. When anxiety and the stress of growing up kicks in, it is important to… Read more »