General Wellness Related Content

Video: Tap Into the Power of Self-Compassion

Self-compassion, by definition, is acting kind while forgiving and nurturing yourself—but that’s just scraping the surface of its impact. It can improve your relationships, your well-being, and your mental health, including reducing feelings of anxiety and depression. While some people are more...

Diet and Mental Health: How Nutrition Shapes Your Well-Being

Throughout history, we haven’t completely understood the relationship between diet and mental health in the Western world. Some people have suspected a connection between nutrition and health (mental and physical) based on observation. However, we did not have the scientific evidence to support it...

The Social Dilemma: Social Media and Your Mental Health

The social media platform Instagram made headlines last year for suppressing likes in an effort to curb the comparisons and hurt feelings associated with attaching popularity to sharing content. But do these efforts combat mental health issues, or are they simply applying a band-aid to a wound? It’s...

A Parent’s Guide to College Student Mental Health

Parents often need help addressing both the mental health and academic needs of their college-aged child. When students have mental health challenges, parents often feel overwhelmed and unsure about where to start to help make things better. Awareness and treatment are essential to preventing crises...

Black Mental Health: What You Need To Know

We know that people of all ethnicities and cultures experience mental health conditions, and that Black individuals experiences mental health challenges at rates similar to other groups. However, when considering the mental health of Black Americans, it’s important to look at historical and cultural...

The Impact of Age and Gender on Mental Health

Mental illness affects everyone—all genders, young and old. But not everyone experiences mental disorders the same way. More and more, researchers are trying to find out why disparities exist and what those differences mean for treatment and outcomes. “Historically, sex, gender, and age differences...

What Is Self-Compassion and How Can We Cultivate It?

Compassion is the ability to understand the feelings of others and act with kindness. It plays an important role in our relationships and our well-being. Self-compassion is just as important. When we have self-compassion, we can recognize our emotions and respond in a caring way. Self-compassion is...

Video: Managing Grief and Loss

Losing a loved one is never easy, and grief is a normal response to loss. It’s not at all unusual for someone in mourning to experience emotions ranging from anguish and fear to anxiety and anger. While there is no single “right” way to manage grief, there are healthy approaches, and most people...

Podcast: Helping Older Adults Manage Alzheimer’s and Other Dementias

Jeff talks to Dr. Brent Forester about dementia and other cognitive disorders that are often found in older populations. They discuss the basics of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, how to navigate treatment and support a loved one living with these conditions, and some of the current...

The Impact of ‘Joker’ on Mental Illness Stereotypes

Movies are designed to reel the audience in and offer an escape from reality for a couple of hours. They give a glimpse into the minds of the characters onscreen. Movies also allow viewers to reflect on their own feelings and experiences. When a movie evokes current events, it can provoke emotions...

Podcast: Supporting the Mental Health of Student Athletes

Jeff talks to Cali Werner about her experiences as a student athlete with mental health challenges. They discuss the accessibility of mental health care for student athletes, and where students should turn for help. They also talked about ideas for how coaches and school counselors can better...

Podcast: Mental Health and the LGBTQ+ Community

Jeff talks to Dr. Jeff Day about mental health and the LGBTQ+ community. Jeff Day touches upon some of the challenges that the LGBTQ+ community members face regarding mental health, and the challenges they come across in receiving care. He also offers his recommendations of resources that can help...

Understanding LGBTQ+ Mental Health

People within the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and other sexual and gender minorities community comprise a wealth of different backgrounds, viewpoints, ethnicities, nationalities, genders, and sexual preferences. This diverse collection of people also has a higher risk of living with...

Video: College Student Mental Health 101

The college experience, at its best, can be exciting, formative, fun, and rewarding. But from a mental health perspective, life on campus can also be rather challenging. For millions of young adults—many living away from home for the first time—the college years present all kinds of academic, social...

The Benefits of Taking a Mental Health Day

From time to time, everyone needs what many have coined a “mental health day.” It’s a day off from work, a day away from screens and other obligations, or a little time to escape the pressures and frustrations of everyday life. “We all have a point at which we get overwhelmed, we’re engaging in...

Podcast: Supporting Young Men’s Mental Health

Scott talks to Dr. Byron Garcia about how to support teen boys and young men in addressing their mental health. Byron shares ways to create safe spaces for self-expression, explains the signs and symptoms of common mental health conditions in young men and boys, and answers questions about how to...

Video: Mental Health and the LGBTQ+ Community

Mental health challenges impact people of all sexual orientations and gender identities. But research suggests that members of the LGBTQ+ community face these challenges at higher rates than heterosexual and cisgender individuals. Why? The experts point to stigma and discrimination as likely...