5 Mistakes to avoid when starting a gratitude journal

Christina Costa was working on her Ph.D., focusing on resilience and wellbeing when doctors found a brain tumor. Christina had been practicing gratitude for many years before this diagnosis and began the practice of “kissing her brain” every day. In her TED talk, Kiss Your Brain – The Science of Gratitude, Christina talks about herContinue reading “5 Mistakes to avoid when starting a gratitude journal”

Common Symptoms of Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is another mental health diagnosis that has been sensationalized in the media and is an often misunderstood diagnosis. Perhaps the most well-known portrayal of schizophrenia is Russell Crowe’s portrayal of John Forbes Nash Jr. in A Beautiful Mind. Schizophrenia involves psychosis, which is a mental state in which people cannot distinguish between what isContinue reading “Common Symptoms of Schizophrenia”

The Buzz on Burnout: What It is and Ways to Fix It

WHAT DOES THE WORD “BURNOUT” MEAN TO YOU? Maybe, you’ve seen it pop up in every other article or have heard people complain about burnout at work (but stick with me!). Perhaps it conjures up images of exhausted, unhappy, and unmotivated individuals working for the weekend. Maybe it hits pretty close to home, and yourContinue reading “The Buzz on Burnout: What It is and Ways to Fix It”

What does ADHD look like in women?

WOMEN* ARE THOUGHT TO BE JUST AS LIKELY TO HAVE ADHD… …but are more likely than their male counterparts to go undiagnosed. We don’t know exactly why this discrepancy exists, but there are probably a few contributing factors. Some research has suggested that women are more likely to have the inattentive subtype of ADHD, whileContinue reading “What does ADHD look like in women?”

Do I have OCD? Understanding the Subtypes of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.

OBSESSIVE-COMPULSIVE DISORDER (OCD) IS PROBABLY ONE OF THE MOST MISUNDERSTOOD PSYCHIATRIC DISORDERS. You may hear people joking about being “so OCD” because they prefer to have their markers organized by color or because they are picky about keeping their room clean. But this is far from actual obsessive-compulsive disorder. Genuine OCD can be incredibly scaryContinue reading “Do I have OCD? Understanding the Subtypes of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.”

Is it Stress or Something More? When to Get Help.

Add Your Heading Text Here With all that has happened in 2020, it is normal to feel some level of stress, burnout, worry, sadness, or mental exhaustion. However, rates of mental illnesses have also risen significantly in 2020 (Czeisler, 2020). It can be hard to tell if what you are feeling is part of a normal reaction to anContinue reading “Is it Stress or Something More? When to Get Help.”

Five Ways to Deal with Social Distancing

Humans are social creatures who crave connection with others. Beyond just being a natural desire, socialization and feelings of connectedness have long been known to play an important role in preventing and treating mental health disorders