The Importance of Knowing the Difference Between "Yes" "No" and "Maybe"

Photo by Erik Lucatero on Unsplash “Yes” “No” “Maybe” Three words that I am proud to have in the English dictionary. Three words that I am happy that I have the ability to use, being aware that there are many who are unable to use those words for a variety of reasons. When spending time with a mixed cultural couple, […]

How Support (or the Lack of) Can Affect Those with Disabilities

Photo by Audi Nissen on Unsplash Living with a disability can be hard. Not only can it be hard for the obvious reasons but living with a disability comes with its own trials and tribulations that many do not think of. While I cannot speak for all people with disabilities (because all disabilities have their own challenges), I can speak […]

Why You Should Always Define Relationships

It’s human nature to want intimacy. We all want someone whether that be friends, family, a romantic relationship, ourselves, maybe even all of the above. However, I do think it is important to understand the nature of our relationships and in what way we expect them to function.  Friendships mean different things to each and every one of us because […]

I Don't Know If I Want Kids and That's Okay

Photo by The Honest Company on Unsplash I don’t know what I want in my life. It’s not because I’m indecisive. It’s not because I’m not motivated enough. It’s because we tend to believe what we’re taught. That’s not to say that the cycle can’t be broken, but only to say that breaking it can be difficult. All of my […]

The Connection between Mental Health and Physical Health

Photo by Christian Erfurt on Unsplash I find it funny that we must justify our reasons for going to counseling. ‘Anxiety won’t kill you.’ However, when someone goes to a doctor, we don’t question it. Of course, you would go to the doctor in order to heal. Why deal with that pain if you don’t have to? No one should […]

The Talk: Mental Benefits on Your Sexual Health

Photo by One zone Studio on Unsplash This week, I’d like to discuss something that you may or may not have already talked about—sex. Whether you haven’t had it, you have had it, had too little, or too much, having this conversation is HEALTHY and it shouldn’t be ignored or put off. When you haven’t had this conversation, it can […]

Seeking Out Counseling in a College Setting

After seeing the trauma that others have gone through, it can be hard to be forthcoming about your own problems. Even after going through trauma yourself, it can be hard to ask for help. We’re constantly telling ourselves it could’ve been worse, especially college students. We see our peers in clubs, excelling academically, and adulting in a way that we […]

High School and Coping with a Mental Illness

They tell you before your freshman year that “the next four years are going to be the best time of your life.” When you have a mental illness, all the joy in your life is clouded. You can’t completely see all the happiness you are capable of because of the fog you must walk through that is your illness. During […]

Children and Trauma: The Effects of the Border Policies of the United States

Photo by Capturing the human heart. on Unsplash Since early May 2, 342 children have been separated from their parents after crossing the Southern U.S. border, according to the Department of Homeland Security. Separating children from their caregivers has catastrophic effects on their mental health. The UN calls the practice a human rights violation. Because trauma is complex and hard to […]

Angelina Spicer Talks About Postpartum Depression [Video]

Angelina Spicer Maternal Mental Health Advocate As we kick off Minority Mental Health Month we like to educate our readers on diverse topics, which can help families understand the stigma surrounding mental health. We are especially keen on sharing real stories from individuals who might be going through a personal challenge or can be relatable to others, realizing they are not alone […]