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How Do I Support My Student With Anxiety? Part Two

In our previous FAQ post, we looked at the stress students today are facing, the role stress takes in their lives, and the difficulty they have in regulating that stress. For our first tip on how to support a student who is struggling with stress, we recommended bypassing the “I’m so stressed” escape route byRead More

How Do I Support My Student With Anxiety?

High school and college finals are quickly coming which means our country will be buzzing with millions of students who are trying their best to pass their exams in addition to managing their stress. Stress is on the rise for teenagers and young adults with reports of stress, distress, depression, and anxiety consistently on theRead More

Does Digital Media Cause Depression In Young Adults?

Studies which assert that digital media is devastating for the mental health of young adults fluctuates. Over the past few years, the evidence has started to pile up that it may not be digital media itself which causes depression, anxiety, stress, eating disorders, and other body image related issues in teens, among other mental healthRead More

Why Are PTSD Symptoms Worse For Some Than For Others?

Creating a strictly objective rule about how we experience trauma, process trauma, and respond to trauma is extremely difficult. Trauma and how we individually handle, as well as respond to trauma, is incredibly subjective and highly individualized. Even if two people experience the same exact trauma event, they will have two completely different experiences andRead More

Could PTSD Put You At A Higher Risk For Cancer?

The scientific and medical repercussions of surviving trauma are complex and innumerable. Constantly, we are making new advancements in research and understanding of both the short term and long term effects of trauma, both in the mind, as well as the body. Today, we have a growingly comprehensive understanding that trauma affects both the bodyRead More

Denial: A Guide

Denial is perhaps one of the more quixotic phenomenons which takes place in our mind. Too often, we strictly see denial as something negative or some kind of a deficient default we resort to when we refuse to or find ourselves incapable of coping with a difficult truth. In part, this view on denial isRead More

Why You Should Be Developing Self-Love In Recovery

A leader and beloved guide of the self-help movement and beyond, Louise Hay, once said “You have been criticizing yourself for years, and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.” Trauma teaches us unfortunate lessons about ourselves, our relationship to the world, and our place in the world as a humanRead More

Could Your Habits Be Adding To Your Holiday Stress?

In recovery we hear the saying “one day at a time” quite frequently. The adage is designed to help us take on life one thing at a time, which is more challenging than it sounds. Those of us in recovery, whether that be from trauma, addictions, mental health, or more, tend to bite off moreRead More

Coping With Anxiety During The Holidays

As the year draws to a close, the buzz and bustle of modern life seems to heighten. This time of year is known for a frantic frazzle of frustrated patrons trying to buy everything they need to make for their perfect holiday. Workers finally have a vacation. Family members and friends who haven’t seen themselvesRead More