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Michael Phelps, Olympic superstar, has begun speaking out about mental health. (Courtesy of Twitter)

Athletes Get Real About Their Mental Health

November 20, 2019

This month, NBC Sports released “HEADSTRONG: Mental Health and Sports,” a documentary featuring several famous athletes who detail their struggles with mental health during their careers. The project...

Small acts of compassion can have a greater impact than one may think. (Courtesy of Flickr)

Battling Grief With Compassion

November 13, 2019

It is cliché, but it is true — a single act of kindness can go a long way. In today’s world, kindness is more important than ever. Personally, I have recently been reminded just how heartbreaking,...

Instagram influencers frequently promote detox teas to their followers. (Courtesy of Flickr)

Detoxing Instagram Culture: The Power of the Influencer

November 6, 2019

The constant flow of incredibly, and often unrealistically, thin and fit models can contribute to a worsened body image for users viewing the content. 

Looking For Alaska exemplifies how TV shows should depict mental health. (Courtesy of Twitter)

“Looking for Alaska” Portrays Mental Health Well

October 30, 2019

“Looking for Alaska” does right what “13 Reasons Why” did wrong.

College students experience increased anxiety during midterms. (Courtesy of Flickr)

Midterms Test College Students’ Mental Health

October 16, 2019

When October starts, Halloween is far from the scariest thing looming for college students. The dreaded midterm season begins and, during this time, students bond over how stressed and overwhelmed they...

Pictured: Chanel Miller. (Courtesy of Flickr)

Sexual Assault Cases Can Revictimize the Victim

October 9, 2019

With the world now knowing her name, we can hope that the authority and agency of survivors of sexual violence will continue to increase as they walk in Miller’s footsteps.

Comedian Conan O'Brien has tweeted about his mental health, helping to normalize therapy. (Courtesy of Flickr)

Careless Comedy Can Affect Mental Health

October 2, 2019

The way that mental health language has shifted parallels the shift toward the trend of therapy jokes online. We are now more aware of mental illnesses and the stigma often attached to them. Language is one of the most effective ways to ensure that people are not defined by their mental illnesses.

Global climate change has begun to take a toll on people ‘ s mental health. (Courtesy of Facebook)

Anxieties Warm Along with the Climate

September 18, 2019

The fear of the drastic and potentially deadly consequences has caused mental distress symptoms to increase.

Dating apps, like Tinder, can negativley impact the mental health of users. (Courtesy of Flickr)

The Drawbacks of Dating Applications

March 13, 2019

Dating has turned into something of a slot machine: we are on a constant quest for the elusive win in exchange for our own self-esteem.

Colleges have been working harder in response to mental health demands. (Flickr)

A Spotlight on Collegiate Mental Health Initiatives

March 6, 2019

Over the past decade, there has been a monumental shift in the ways colleges and universities deal with mental health issues on campus.

Colleges have been working harder in response to mental health demands. (Flickr)

Anaylzing the Self-Care Trend

February 13, 2019

As the popularity of wellness and self-love trends have sky-rocketed in recent years, it has brought more attention to the importance of mental health. But are these trends really helpful for the awareness of mental health?

Psychologists have noted that considering the impact the internet, smart phones and social media have had on these children and adolescents, many refer to them as the iGeneration. (Julia Corbett)

Generational Differences in Mental Health

February 6, 2019

The youngest generations in our country are part of a new landscape of mental health.

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