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Pursuing Peace with an Anxious Mind

how to cope with anxiety Finding peace within your life can be difficult when dealing with anxiety. Anxiety can be a very normal emotion to experience when dealing with a stressful life event or situation. It’s the signal in our brain that tells us, “Listen, things are getting a bit intense in here, I think … Continue reading Pursuing Peace with an Anxious Mind

Understanding Substance Abuse

“The opposite of addiction is connection… -Johann Harri” I often thought of addiction as something that one could overcome if they simply “put their mind to accomplishing it”. I used to assume that one’s desire to fulfil their addictive dependencies was based on their selfishness and a lack of concern for the loved ones around … Continue reading Understanding Substance Abuse

The Mental Health “Taboo” among African Americans

No Shame in Seeking Therapy Campaign In the African American communities, therapy is often viewed as a service “for the crazy people”. African Americans have had a history of suppressing their pain and praying their way through their mental health issues. Many believe that seeking professional guidance to assist with their mental health can somehow … Continue reading The Mental Health “Taboo” among African Americans

5 Facts About Students’ Mental Health

1. Anxiety is the top mental health concern among students closely followed by depression. According to the American Psychological Association, about 41% of students suffer from anxiety disorders, and about 36% suffer from depression. 2. Most people experience the first signs of mental illnesses in their teenage years to early 20s. About 50% of mental … Continue reading 5 Facts About Students’ Mental Health