Mental Health and Older Adults

Mental Health and Older Adults

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 15 % of seniors, over the age of 60, will present with a mental health disorder. WHO also states that the population of the world’s older adults is estimated to double from 900 million to 2 billion for seniors over the...
Minority Mental Health Month

Minority Mental Health Month

“Talking about your feelings is something only White people do.”  I remember thinking this while sitting in my in-patient rehab center while the counselor asked each of us sitting in the circle that morning to name how we were feeling that day.  Feelings...
Therapy: Debunking Myths and Different Types

Therapy: Debunking Myths and Different Types

“How does that make you feel?” When the word therapy comes to mind, many people might picture a therapist leaning back in an armchair, asking this very same question. While therapists do want to explore your feelings, that isn’t the sole focus or purpose of a therapy...
Toxic Positivity: The Harsh Reality

Toxic Positivity: The Harsh Reality

During the pandemic, the media has seemingly bombarded us with the compulsory need to be positive. While positivity can certainly help individuals cope with uncertainties and fears, there is a point where positivity extends into the territory known as toxic...
Misophonia: Misconceptions and Management

Misophonia: Misconceptions and Management

Chewing, yawning, sniffling, whistling, pen clicking and sometimes even heavy breathing. These are all common sounds that we make or hear in our everyday lives. For some people, however, these can prove to be very triggering. If that’s the case, it could be classified...