Surviving Your First Sober Holiday | Guest Post by Daniel Wittler

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Entering recovery means you’re going to inevitably run into a lot of difficult ‘firsts’. One of the most difficult may be entering your first winter holiday season. We are talking about Thanksgiving, Christmas (or any other holiday you celebrate at this time) and New Year’s Eve. It’s a time when there is lots of celebration […]

Physical Fitness to Fight Depression and Anxiety | Guest Post by Jane Sandwood

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Exercise is an efficient and natural way to treat and fight depression, and in some people, it is even as effective as antidepressants. A person’s level of physical fitness may play a part in preventing symptoms of depression and anxiety. It is believed that engaging in high levels of physical activity may enhance levels of well-being, preventing mental […]

The Long-Term Effects That Stress & Anxiety Can Have on Your Body | Guest Post by Shane McCarthy

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Stress and anxiety, in the short term, can have strange effects on both the body and mind. They can make us feel concerned, fearful, estranged, loathsome, and paranoid. Physically, they can lead us to feel fatigued, wired, tense, and in pain. The way they affect us depends on the person and the levels at which […]

Mental Health Effects of Social Media on Students | Guest Post by Martina Merashi

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The internet contains lots of information and can be useful to students in many ways. However, when students spend lots of time online unsupervised, this not only exposes them to risks such as cyber-bullying, sexual exploitation, and cyber-stalking but also can negatively affect their mental health. Check out the reasons why social media is bad for […]

Cutting-Edge Approaches to Addiction Treatment Arise In Southern California | Guest Post by Amelia Sharp

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Meta: Contemporary therapies for helping those with substance abuse issues are in high demand. While the number of people currently addicted to drugs in the United States soars, emerging research is supporting new ways to help lead addicts to sustained recovery. For years, treatment approaches within American rehabs have remained constant. Luckily, scientific advancements are […]

Physical Fitness Transformed My Mental Health | Guest Post By Cassidy Webb

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Over the last few years since being diagnosed with depression, I’ve been on a journey to find ways to boost my mental health. One of the biggest obstacles standing in my way of being happy and finding self-love has been my weight. I had been slightly overweight as a teenager, but my own perception blew […]

How A Clean, Tidy Living Space Can Help Boost Your Mental Health | Guest Post by Jane Sandwood

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“On the macro level, there is an attachment to our place, but on the micro level, it’s our possessions that we identify with,” says Joseph Ferrari, Professor of Psychology at DePaul University in Chicago. In a 2016 study published in the Journal of Environmental Psychology, Ferrari and associates found that clutter has a big impact on mental […]

How An *Actual* Healthy Relationship Can Help Your Mental Health | By Sara Nutaitis

I have the word actual marked so its more noticeable in the title. This was not an accident. I mean actual healthy relationships, not seemingly healthy relationships. That’s important. Last year at this time, I was in a seemingly healthy relationship. I THOUGHT I wanted to be with my (now) ex forever, I THOUGHT I […]

Mental Health Basics: All You Need to Know | Guest Post by Allison Staley

Experiencing a mental problem can be scary, confusing and unsettling especially when it happens for the first time. To some people, it could feel like a sign of weakness or even loss of mind preventing the affected person from sharing or even seeking help due to fear of stigmatization. Unfortunately, when a person fails to […]

How Bisexual Erasure Impacts Mental Health in Bisexual Individuals | Guest Post by Kate Harveston

Members of the LGBTQ+ community such as myself understand minority stress all too well. We know that we run a higher risk of mental health disorders — anyone who needs to fight for their very right to exist in a non-inclusive society understands how the battle fatigue can wear you down over time. However, as […]