Medication Reminders

Let’s be honest: we’ve all missed taking a daily medication. It might be because you were too busy, in a rush, or simply forgot. If your child is on medication, they may have also missed taking them because they didn’t have the energy to do so due to their depression, or their brain might have been too foggy to remember because of other mental health issues getting in the way. Continue reading Medication Reminders

My Experience in IOP

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Over the past few weeks, I have had the experience of attending an IOP (Intensive Outpatient Program). This happened three days a week for three hours each time for a total of nine hours. For me, it was a transition out of what was a pretty difficult time with my mental health. I had just left a job that was extremely draining and did not have the best work-life balance. Although I was tired going into the program, I decided to give it a try after visiting the hospital and getting advice that this would be the best option for me. Continue reading My Experience in IOP

My Experience with Therapy

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I was diagnosed with clinical depression and generalized anxiety disorder a couple years ago and therapy has really helped me through it. For a frame of reference, I had severe agoraphobia which means I would get panic attacks anytime I would have to go any further than five minutes away from my house. Continue reading My Experience with Therapy

Living a Healthy Lifestyle

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I have always struggled with health and wellness, from now to even as a little kid. I have tried every diet in the book, every workout, every tip, you name it; but still, nothing works. I notice that I do have discipline in other aspects of my life such as personal finance to save money, but lack that discipline when it comes to my personal health. Continue reading Living a Healthy Lifestyle

Easy Recipes to Increase Serotonin

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I don’t know about you guys, but I am in constant need of some serotonin. If you don’t know what serotonin is, it is the chemical in your body that helps regulate mood, social behavior, appetite, sleep, memory, and sexual desire. Depression can be the result of having an imbalance and a lack of serotonin in your body. Obviously, increasing serotonin levels is just one part of coping with depression, a practice that requires a variety of different techniques (all of which are different for everyone) but I thought sharing some quick (college-kid-feasible) recipes would be a fun easy method that many could incorporate into their lives to be healthier both physically and mentally. Continue reading Easy Recipes to Increase Serotonin

How Will I Deal With Being Home 24/7 This Fall?

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Since March of this year, I have been working at my internship entirely from home, along with doing my college courses from home as well. I have always been a social butterfly, and since my university journey started, I would be bopping between the office and campus Monday through Friday from 11am, to 10pm. I would be the type to take on any and every opportunity that came my way. I strive off a busy social calendar, and I still am that way 6 months into a pandemic.  Continue reading How Will I Deal With Being Home 24/7 This Fall?

College Application Anxiety

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If anyone is familiar with the college application process, you would know that this is an overwhelming time of year. I’ve found myself getting sick to my stomach just thinking about colleges. It feels like the most important decision of your life, when in reality it isn’t. Here are some tips that have helped me cope with anxiety throughout this process. Continue reading College Application Anxiety

“Good Vibes Only”

Positive thinking can be powerful. Not only does it have a beneficial effect on mental health, but studies have also shown that there are positive physical effects too when it comes to conditions such as heart disease. Besides that, positive thinking can improve your mindset, the energy you feel and give off, and how others react to you. Continue reading “Good Vibes Only”