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Mind Wellness

How to Stay Mentally Healthy This Winter

Image Source: Pexels Seasonal depression is a common struggle for many Americans. The winter blues can slowly creep into your thoughts and feelings as the long, dark, gray winter months slowly pass. When you also are dealing with a pandemic that has impacted the mental health of nearly half of all Americans, it can become […]

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Mind Wellness

Mental Health & Insurance: Where Are We Now?

Image Source: Pexels Mental health is an essential aspect of healthcare. An estimated 56% of Americans seek such care for themselves or loved ones. Yet, medical insurance does not always cover mental health treatment.  As awareness of the importance of accessible mental health care grows, insurance provisions are increasingly covering this dimension of health. However, […]

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Mind Wellness

Protecting Mental Health in Times of Social Isolation

When 2020 began, few people guessed that it would be completely dominated by a small virus that had reportedly broken out in China late in the previous year. In the months that followed, as the coronavirus swept around the globe, it shut down countries, crippled economies, and sent billions of individuals into a state of […]

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Wellness

How to Deal With Being Stuck at Home During the Pandemic

The world is reacting to the coronavirus with a variety of different reactions and expectations. Some of these are simple, such as the perfectly reasonable request for everyone to properly wash their hands. Some require more work, such as social distancing and quarantining yourself if you’re sick. And then there are others that are nearly […]

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Community Wellness

How City Living Can Impact Your Mental Health

You may love your urban neighborhood, where you can walk to your favorite coffee shop and browse nearby bookstores. If you crave Korean food at midnight, you’ll be likely to find it somewhere. Several museums may be just a short subway ride away, and you have your choice of live shows. You can also appreciate […]

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Wellness

How Gender Impacts Mental Health Due to Hormonal & Environmental Factors

Image Source: Unsplash When it comes to mental health, how much of “you” is determined by your gender? Many differences between men and women are the products of social conditioning and environmental factors. However, there are a number of differences that can largely be traced back to hormones.  Each of these influences can affect many […]

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Culture Wellness

Drunk Driving Dangers on College Campuses

Image Source: Unsplash According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, over 1,800 college students die from alcohol-related injuries every year. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that 30 Americans die every day in drunk driving crashes. These unfortunate statistics speak for themselves. Despite countless efforts to dissuade students from driving drunk, […]

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Wellness

The Importance of Exercise for Chronic Pain Sufferers

Image Source: Unsplash When your body hurts for weeks, months, or even years after an injury, it can impact everything in your life — including your mental health. When you’re suffering from chronic pain, you’ll reach for any relief. All too often, doctors prescribe painkillers to treat the pain. But painkillers are highly addictive and […]

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Wellness

Why We Need Better Mental Health Treatment Options

By: Brooke Faulkner Courtesy of Image of Flickr As doctors, physicians, and researchers try to address the problems surrounding mental health issues, it’s important for us to remember that in order to really help individuals, we need to tackle the problem head-on. That way, they’ll get better treatment and support along the way. The urgency […]