Love One Another: Benefits of Being in Community

Written by Miracle Hawkins, Contributing Writer 2/18/21 Even before the pandemic, loneliness and isolation was on the rise.  This lack of connectivity caused symptoms of depression and anxiety.  Unfortunately, with the pandemic, loneliness and isolation are only increasing more rapidly.  What can help it? Community.  Community was created by God to be a blessing toContinue reading “Love One Another: Benefits of Being in Community”

Honoring Black Americans in Mental Health

Written by Miracle Hawkins, Contributing Writer 2/18/21 During the month of February, necessary attention is brought to Black history, facts, and culture to celebrate Black History Month. Black History Month began in 1926 by Dr. Carter G. Woodson who was a writer and educator. “Woodson proclaimed that Negro History Week should always occur in theContinue reading “Honoring Black Americans in Mental Health”

COVID Vaccine: How to Handle the Stress

Written By Raquel Nixon, Contributing Writer 2/18/21 It is no doubt that this past year has been difficult and unpredictable. And even with the promises of the vaccine, there is no telling how long it will take for things to go back to “normal”. Along with the stress surrounding the effects of the pandemic, thereContinue reading “COVID Vaccine: How to Handle the Stress”

Valentine’s Day: How to Avoid the Stress by Loving on Yourself

Written by Miracle Hawkins, Contributing Writer 2/12/2021 Valentine’s Day is a favorite holiday for many people, as it is a designated day to express our love and appreciation for the relationships we have. Valentine’s Day normally consists of going on romantic dates, giving gifts, flowers, and spending quality time with our loved ones. However, thisContinue reading “Valentine’s Day: How to Avoid the Stress by Loving on Yourself”

Money Makes Me Nervous: Tips on Getting Financially Fit

Written By Raquel Nixon, Contributing Writer 2/9/21 About 85% of American’s have admitted to feeling some sort of financial anxiety (1). Financial anxiety can have drastic effects on a person’s health and well-being. It’s a common misconception that financial stability and freedom depend on how much money you make. While that may be true to aContinue reading “Money Makes Me Nervous: Tips on Getting Financially Fit”

Better Together: Strengthening Your Family During COVID

Written By Mili Dhru, Contributing Writer 2/9/2021 When reports of COVID-19 first began circulating across the globe, the extent to which the pandemic would impact society was indeterminable to even the most knowledgeable of public health professionals. No one was able to foresee the indefinite quarantine periods, mandatory face covering and social distancing protocols, devastatingContinue reading “Better Together: Strengthening Your Family During COVID”

Help! I’m Quarantined With Toxicity

Written By Mili Dhru, Contributing Writer 2/9/21 With COVID-19 cases rapidly up surging and quarantine becoming part of the “new normal”, we have all collectively begun spending more time indoors. For some, this has proven beneficial–rediscovering the peace of solitude or establishing a deeper relationship with family and loved ones. For others, however, especially thoseContinue reading “Help! I’m Quarantined With Toxicity”

Consistently Coping: How a Nighttime Routine Can Decrease Stress

Written By Miracle Hawkins, Contributing Writer 2/6/21 “Self-care means taking time to do things you enjoy, and taking care of yourself. When used consistently, self-care can reduce stress, relieve uncomfortable emotions, and improve physical health” (Therapist Aid, 2020). Self-care has always been important, but is now even more necessary in the unprecedented times we areContinue reading “Consistently Coping: How a Nighttime Routine Can Decrease Stress”

The “Snapchat Dysmorphia” Conundrum

Written By Raquel Nixon, Contributing Writer 2/2/21 Apps like TikTok, Instagram, and Snapchat have made communication and connection more accessible than ever before. In just moments we can find old friends, discover new ones, explore information, and find countless sources of education. But for every friend there can also be a foe, and for everyContinue reading “The “Snapchat Dysmorphia” Conundrum”

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