Month: January 2018

Reducing Mental Health Stigma

Reducing Mental Health Stigma

Mental illnesses, such as Depression, are real, treatable health conditions. Despite this fact, stigma still exists for those who experience them. Mental health conditions are not a “phase” and they cannot be controlled or cured through willpower. Stigma often prevents youth and adults from seeking […]

Ways to Prevent Youth Substance Abuse

Ways to Prevent Youth Substance Abuse

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, individuals diagnosed with mood or anxiety disorders, including depression, are twice as likely to suffer from substance dependence as the general public. Prevention is much easier than treating addiction and there are many ways to educate and […]

Practicing Self-Care

Practicing Self-Care

When you are dealing with a mental health condition, being kind to and taking care of yourself can sometimes feel impossible. There are many easy ways to practice self-care, including the thirteen that appear below. 1. Take screenshots of messages from loved ones or friends, […]