Social Anxiety

Social Anxiety

Have you ever felt scared, sick, or worried before you gave a presentation at work or school? Typically, anxiety in this type of situation is called “performance anxiety,” and it is extremely common. The symptoms of performance anxiety - which, again, are widely...

Academic Pressure and Mental Health

Academic Pressure and Mental Health

I got good grades in High School. I didn’t understand how important this was to my self-esteem until I got to college and stopped getting good grades. Now, I had always maintained, even from an early age, that I hated grades on principle. I despised “track systems”...

Guilt and How It Affects Us

Guilt and How It Affects Us

Guilt is an incredibly powerful emotion. There is a wide range of things to feel guilty about - from feeling guilty about eating the last piece of pizza to feeling guilty about someone you hurt in your childhood. Some may wonder how guilt affects our mental health....

The Importance of Sleep

The Importance of Sleep

In an age of flashy distractions and round-the-clock information, it has become increasingly difficult for many to maintain a healthy and consistent sleep schedule. According to a 2015 National Sleep Foundation study, individuals between the ages of 18-64 should be...

DEMYSTIFYING ASEXUALITY

DEMYSTIFYING ASEXUALITY

Asexuality can be a rather confusing term - and if you’ve never heard of it before, or even if you have, chances are you're not 100% sure what it means. Asexual (also commonly referred to as “Ace”) can be translated to “not sexual”. It’s a sexual identity that is most...

February Mental Wellness Tip – Take Time to Enjoy

February Mental Wellness Tip – Take Time to Enjoy

For many people, acknowledging their enjoyment of something is as simple as saying, “I like this.” If you were, for example, eating a delicious, perfectly ripe pomegranate, you may say to yourself or another person, “This is delicious,” and then move on to thinking...

Bisexual Erasure

Bisexual Erasure

Bisexuality is a sexual identity that some people, unfortunately, just flat out don’t believe in. It’s somewhat understandable - if someone only has the ability to love one sex, it may be hard to see the other side. Additionally, media representation of bisexual...

Struggling with OCD

Struggling with OCD

What is OCD? Chances are you know someone -  likely multiple people - that struggle with a mental disorder. Although not uncommon, mental disorders can take a huge toll on someone. It can interfere with work, school, or otherwise. It can even affect a person’s ability...