Why Language Matters in Mental Health

Why Language Matters in Mental Health

When I disclose to people that I have anxiety and depression, I find that many people aren’t sure how to respond. Some will automatically apologize, some will share something personal about themselves, and some won’t say anything back. If they do, some responses will...
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...
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...