Disclaimer: The information provided in the blogs is resource-related, and no official endorsement by Mental Health Association in Delaware for the information presented is intended or should be inferred.  Our goal is to provide the community with information and available resources so that each individual can make their own informed decision about what best promotes their own wellness.

Reasons Why You May Not Know What You Are Feeling

Reasons Why You May Not Know What You Are Feeling

Do you ever feel confused as to what you are feeling, or feel as if you are drawing a blank? While seemingly unfathomable, this phenomenon is actually common. There are times when emotions are muddled and vague, making them difficult to discern. While perhaps...

Athletes and Mental Health

Athletes and Mental Health

In 2021, Simone Biles, an American artistic gymnast, decided to withdraw from the Olympics team finals, as well as the individual all-around competition, due to a mental health issue. While this initially seemed to cause confusion and disappointment, Biles was also...

How to Heal Your Inner Child

How to Heal Your Inner Child

Do you pay attention to the little voice inside of you? The one that reminds you of your younger self? No matter how old we grow, we all have an Inner Child that we carry within us day-to-day. Your Inner Child can be symbolic of several things: a direct representation...

College Students and Depression

College Students and Depression

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), depression is an illness that impacts an estimated 280 million people worldwide. Depression is defined as feelings of severe inadequacy, guilt, hopelessness, and dejection that interfere with everyday life. Depression...

Talking to Children About Mental Health

Talking to Children About Mental Health

May 1st-7th is Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week. To raise awareness and education around children’s mental health, we interviewed Emily Vera, the Executive Director for Mental Health Association in DE. 1. Is it important to talk to children about mental health?...

How to Support LGBTQ+ Youths

How to Support LGBTQ+ Youths

In a society where cisnormativity and heteronormativity are dominant, LGBTQ+ youths are at a higher risk for experiencing fear, shame, rejection, harm, isolation and discrimination. Compounded with minority stress, adverse events and trauma, gender diverse and sexual...