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How to be an LGBTQ+ Ally

June is LGBTQ+ Pride Month, which celebrates everyone in the LGBTQ+ community. This year also marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, otherwise known as the Stonewall Uprising, which saw members of the LGBTQ community fight back against harassment from the police in Greenwich Village in June 1969. While more and more people in the U.S. voice support for …

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Tips on How to Create a Self-Care Routine

Self care. A popular phrase utilized to rationalize that trip to the nail salon or night out with friends to relax. An act done when one is feeling overwhelmed and stressed, and finally decides to indulge in that “me” time to release the tension. While these activities may assist to reinvigorate your mental and emotional health short term, a self …

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Why You Procrastinate (It Has Nothing to Do With Self-Control)

Procrastination has gotten all of us in trouble at some point or another, right? We eventually complete the task and inevitably feel the shame of our procrastination. However, that shame might not be because of our perceived laziness…it’s likely due to something else. Charlotte Lieberman explains what is going on…here.

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How Even A Little Exercise Can Help Your Mental Health

Ever heard “look good, feel good” at the gym? Likely, yes. You’ve probably also seen this more than enough on Instagram. While that phrase might not go away, it’s time to demonstrate what that the phrase really should be, “heart-rate high? Sad times goodbye.” Okay well maybe not that exact phrase. Exercise has always been a key component of analyzing …

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A Rise In Depression Among Teens And Young Adults Could Be Linked To Social Media Use

The number of individuals experiencing symptoms of depression has increased over 50 percent in teens and young adults over the last decade. The amount of social media use has also significantly increased. Could the constant use of social media and devices in general be linked to worse mental health? To learn more, read this!

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Trouble Sleeping? Tips on How to Fall Asleep and Stay Asleep

Sleep is often one of the most overlooked aspects of our lives. Sure, we all know that not getting enough of those precious Zzzz can make us grumpy but a lack of sleep can significantly affect us in more ways than we may realize. Studies show that a lack of sleep affects daily functioning, mood, physical health, concentration and memory, …

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Steel Your Mind: A Cognitive and Behavioral Guide to Healthier Thinking

While going through the hustle and bustle of daily routines we rarely stop and think about our thinking and about the impact that thoughts have on our feelings, emotions, and behaviors. Experts estimate that on average a person experiences roughly 2,500 to 3,300 thoughts per hour for a grand total of about 50,000 thoughts per day. That’s a whole lot …

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Be Kind, Don’t Rewind, and Practice Mental Hygiene:

Kindness is a virtuous characteristic and a learned behavior that is often instilled by our caregivers at childhood. It is an interpersonal skill that often requires courage, strength, and occasional sacrifice.From a young age we are taught to be considerate, compassionate, and thoughtful towards others, either through direct interaction or by observation. Our heroes, whether fictional or real, often exhibit …

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Empowering Kids In An Anxious World

Rates of anxiety and depression among teens in the U.S. have been rising for years. In the latest results from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Youth Behavior Survey, 32 percent of teens reported persistent feelings of sadness or hopelessness. Two new books offer advice to parents and caregivers. Read more here.

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Foods that Increase Anxiety

Most people can identify stressors in their lives that increase anxiety: paying bills, looking for a new job, ending a relationship, for example. However, some people might be surprised to learn that food can significantly impact our mood and increase anxiety. Eating foods rich in protein, antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids are known to fight depression and other mood disorders. …

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