From Trauma to Triumph: Understanding the Long-Term Effects of Childhood Experiences

Childhood is a time of innocence, exploration, and the building blocks for our future selves. But for many, this period is marred by adverse experiences that can leave lasting scars. This blog post delves into the science behind how childhood trauma can impact us as adults, but also explores the path to healing and triumph.[…]

Beyond Stigma: How Openness About Mental Health is Changing the Game

For far too long, mental health struggles have been shrouded in secrecy and shame. The fear of judgment and a lack of understanding created a culture of silence, preventing individuals from seeking help and hindering progress in mental health care. But the tide is turning. A wave of openness about mental health is changing the[…]

Signs of Mental Illness

Everyone goes through changes in their emotions, thoughts, and behavior from time to time. But when these changes make you less able to function day to day, they may be signs of a mental illness. Mental illness takes many forms, including depression, anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia. It’s common, affecting some 44 million Americans each year. There’s no simple[…]

What to Know About Stress and How It Affects Your Mental Health

Stress is normal and everyone experiences it in response to situations considered threatening or dangerous. When you’re stressed, your body responds by producing physical and mental reactions. These stress responses can be positive, keeping you alert to danger, motivated, or adaptable to new situations. Stress in itself is not an illness but when you experience[…]

10 Ways Your Mind Can Help Your Body

The Mind-Body Connection The mind-body connection is how your mental and physical health interact. Rather than being separate issues, each can affect the other. Physical illness can increase your chances of developing anxiety, depression, and other mental health problems. Conversely, depression, anxiety, and unmanaged stress can weaken your immune system and cause physical symptoms Reduce[…]

Effects of Mental Health in the Workplace & Why It’s Important

As many as two in five employees are experiencing some combination of mental health concerns, performance issues, and stress. Workers reported problems such as depression, lack of motivation, reduced focus, insomnia, and decreased teamwork. When employees and leaders cannot focus on their jobs, the effects on a business can be devastating. What Is Employee Mental[…]

How Social Media Affects Youth Mental Health: A Double-Edged Sword

Social media has revolutionized the way we communicate, but it also poses significant challenges for the mental health of young people. According to a recent survey, Up to 95% of young people aged 13-17 report using a social media platform. Nearly two thirds of teenagers report using social media every day and one third report[…]