1. 5 Lesser Known Symptoms of Depression

    Picture a person with depression and what they might be feeling. Chances are, you see someone curled up into a ball, crying. While extreme sadness is one symptom of depression that many people experience, this condition does not manifest in the same way for everyone. As a result, depression often goes overlooked until it starts to interfere with daily life. Educating yourself on the lesser known s…Read More

  2. A Self-Care Guide to Living With Anxiety

    When you have an anxiety disorder, every day is living in a storm of debilitating, worried thoughts. While not every anxiety disorder is the same and everyone experiences it differently, it may comfort you know that you’re not alone; it is estimated that 19 percent of Americans experience severe anxiety. Anxiety can be incredibly paralyzing, making it difficult to function. Fortunately, there ar…Read More

  3. 504 Plan for ADHD

    “People with ADHD have more thoughts before breakfast than most people have all day.”- Anonymous The above quote indicates how people with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD or ADD) are comparatively more energetic, creative, and spontaneous in their daily lives. For a child with ADHD (or ADD), it can be difficult to get going in the morning and transition from home to school. Also…Read More

  4. How to Overcome Back-to-school Anxiety in Students

    The end of the summer can be very upsetting for many students. Going back-to-school means having a hectic schedule, lots of homework, and the same boring “early to bed and early to rise” routine. Many children and teenagers also experience difficulty with transitions and “switching” their brain back to learning mode after a summer of camp, relaxation, and family vacations. While a majority…Read More

  5. Depression in Children and Adolescents

    Detecting and Treating Depression in Children and Adolescents When we think of depression, we often consider it a disease that only affects the adult population. We rarely attribute the symptoms to adolescents, and even more rarely to children. However, depression, in all of its forms, can affect any age population. Unfortunately, because we’re so accustomed to believing that adults are the only…Read More

  6. Erasing the Stigma of Mental Illness

    Why the Stigma of Mental Illness Needs to be Erased Mental illness is a serious condition. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, one in five adults in the United States experiences mental illness in their lifetime. Not only is mental illness widespread, but it’s also treated like a condition that can be controlled. However, this is very much not the case. Psychological disorders …Read More

  7. CBT-I Therapeutic Treatment for Insomnia

    We all experience that occasional night or two where we cannot sleep. We toss and turn, thoughts and worry running through our heads. This is a normal reaction to life’s stressors such as relationship issues, loss, or job stress. When sleepless nights persist for three nights per week for at least three months, this is chronic insomnia. Many people turn to over-the-counter treatments such as Ben…Read More

  8. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia-CBT-I

    Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia-CBT-I Almost 60% of adults report insomnia at least two nights per week. A new generation of sleeping pills on the market have prospered due to marketing and advertising, but patients experience significant side effects from sleeping pills, increased mortality, and decreased effectiveness over time. Most significantly, the use of sleeping pills reinforces …Read More

  9. What is an Emotional Support Animal?

    What is an Emotional Support Animal (ESA)? Emotional Support Animals (ESA) are also known as companion animals. Companion animals provide valuable benefits to individuals who are experiencing anxiety, panic, recovering from trauma, or depression. Normally, animals chosen as a pet usually consist of playful, attractive and loyal personalities. According to medical professionals pets provide various…Read More

  10. How Depression Works

    So often we see on social media, or hear in movies and TV shows, the overblown and very hyperbolic statement, “[insert innocuous thing here] I’m so depressed now!” More often than not, someone claiming to be “so depressed” in their social media posts is doing so to be purposefully dramatic for effect, when they are not, actually, depressed at all. They may be sad, melancholic, bummed out…Read More