Ways to Thwart Loneliness and Isolation for Elderly Family Members

Written by Raquel Nixon, Contributing Writer 4/20/21  As vaccines are being distributed, many are wondering if it is finally safe to visit their family in longer-term care facilities. Because of the risks posed against those in elderly care facilities, visits and contact with family has been strictly regulated and controlled. Most aren’t able to seeContinue reading “Ways to Thwart Loneliness and Isolation for Elderly Family Members”

New Moms Need Love Too

Written By Raquel Nixon, Contributing Writer 4/12/21 Postpartum depression (PPD) and postpartum anxiety (PPA) are common in new mothers. And having to deal with a global pandemic on top of that is not an easy task. If you are a new mother during this time, you most likely have your fair share of concerns. HereContinue reading “New Moms Need Love Too”

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”

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”

Human Trafficking: What You Need to Know

Written By Miracle Hawkins, Contributing Writer 2/2/21 January is known as National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. In 2007, human trafficking became recognized as a huge international crisis. During that time, the U.S. Congress agreed to create a bill that designated January 11th as the National Day of Human Trafficking Awareness. However, “Between 2008Continue reading “Human Trafficking: What You Need to Know”

The Thing You Want to Leave in 2020: Hyper-productivity

Written By Mili Dhru, Contributing Writer 1/20/2021 It is hard to imagine a world before 2020 — a time time when the concept of social distancing was practically unheard of and wearing face masks in public spaces would provoke an exchange of suspicious glances from passersby. When word of the pandemic first started making internationalContinue reading “The Thing You Want to Leave in 2020: Hyper-productivity”

What You Need to Know About Insomnia

Written By Mili Dhru, Contributing Writer 1/20/21 Sleep is one of the most vital components of our health and affects almost every function of our bodies. As imperative as getting a sufficient amount of shut-eye is, between 50 and 70 million Americans report having a sleep disorder that prevents them from sleeping soundly throughout theContinue reading “What You Need to Know About Insomnia”

Let Me Help You! Effective Strategies for Coping with Stress & Anxiety

Written By Miracle Hawkins, Contributing Writer 1/16/2021 Stigma surrounding mental illness is slowly being dismantled and conversations surrounding mental health are becoming less taboo and more mainstream. Coping strategies and self-care have always been very popular concepts in the therapy and counseling world. Today, these concepts are being promoted more often and not just duringContinue reading “Let Me Help You! Effective Strategies for Coping with Stress & Anxiety”

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