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What Are the Signs of Depression in College Students?

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Going to college is a long-awaited time for many young people. It is a time full of new experiences, self-discovery, and freedom. However, this sudden change can act as a catalyst for depression and anxiety. In fact, studies show that one in four college students struggles with mental illness. College students are particularly susceptible to depression. For most, it is...[ read more ]

College Student Anxiety Related to Returning to Campus

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When campuses were shut down and students asked to return back home, the country recorded an alarming spike in college student anxiety. Separation from friends, loss of income, fear of catching the coronavirus, and the absence of physical and social support networks triggered and heightened feelings of worry and anxiety in college students. Now, that the coronavirus outbreak has been...[ read more ]

Alcohol Abuse During COVID-19

In this COVID-19 era, everyone is so focused on the pandemic that little attention is being paid to a looming threat; the danger of alcohol abuse. In the past couple of months, social media has witnessed a rise in quarantine drinking challenges, hospitals have had an increase in alcohol-related admissions, and the number of cases of alcohol abuse received by...[ read more ]

What Is Considered Normal Stress and Worry, and What Is an Anxiety Disorder?

You have an interview next week and are worried sick you’re going to say the wrong thing and miss out on the opportunity of a lifetime. A heated quarrel breaks out with a close friend and you’re anxious that the angry words hurled at each other might have damaged the relationship irreparably. You have a couple of tight deadlines and...[ read more ]

How Mindfulness Can Improve Your Mental Health

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Anxiety disorders. Depression. Addiction. These are all symptoms of poor mental health. Studies have shown that one in every five U.S. adults suffers from a mental illness. While medications, psychotherapy, and brain treatments are quite effective at treating mental health disorders, they can be expensive and could leave you with unpleasant side effects. Mindfulness offers you the best of both...[ read more ]

How to Practice Self-Compassion

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Most of us from a young age are taught how to be kind, considerate and compassionate toward others. But rarely are we told to show the same consideration to ourselves. This becomes even more true for individuals brought up in abusive or unloving homes. What is Self-Compassion? Self-compassion is taken from Buddhist psychology and refers to how we can relate...[ read more ]



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