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Understanding the essentiality of mental health
Shainna Ali Ph.D., LMHC, NCC
Simone Biles' historic Olympic decision resonated with many who live with mental health struggles. Here are 5 key lessons we can take from her actions.
It's rare to scroll on a social platform without coming across a meme. Can they actually be used to foster mental wellness?
Individuals who are pregnant during the pandemic may be more at-risk for mental health concerns. This is part 2 in a series of self-care tips provided to help promote coping.
Individuals who are pregnant during the pandemic may be more at-risk for mental health concerns. These self-care tips can help to promote coping.
Four key lessons explored in the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's interview with Oprah Winfrey can help us better understand and promote suicide prevention.
The pandemic has caused rising mental-health concerns, and individuals who are pregnant during this time may be more at risk.
Traditional prenatal care usually covers physical health, but mental health matters too. Here are 10 reasons that mental wellness should be part of prenatal care.
According to Spotify, more people are making mental health playlists than ever before. Here are five steps to curate your own.
Many are grappling with the unique pressures that arise when celebrating the holidays in a global pandemic. Here are 10 tips to help you manage your wellbeing this season.
Seventy-seven percent of Americans share that the election has been a significant source of stress in their lives. Here are a few tips to help you cope.
Part II: A series focused on sharing strategies to help students, parents, and teachers returning to school during the COVID-19 pandemic.
PartII: Stress levels are rising as a result of going back to school in the COVID-19 pandemic. These tips can help students, parents, and teachers foster mental wellness.
The Supreme Court ruled that gender identity or sexual orientation are protected characteristics under the Civil Rights Act. Could this historic event affect LGBTQ mental health?
Sometimes discrimination is easy to spot, but not always. Here are 4 commonly overlooked forms that may help you to expand your view.
Here are 3 ways this new feature could be a helpful resource for cultivating mental wellness.
Teletherapy can provide a great benefit to care, especially during COVID-19. Here are four key considerations to help you adjust to virtual sessions during this time.
Many are noticing that usual methods of self-care may conflict with social distancing guidelines. Here are 3 questions to help you adjust.
Have you been noticing a spike in your stress as a result of COVID-19? If so, you certainly aren’t alone. Here are four tips to help you cope with your stress during this pandemic.
Starting therapy can be an intimidating process. This post is part one in a series designed to help you find the right therapist for you.
Barbie is now taking on the initiative of teaching self-care. The new wellness line is causing many to consider whether the line could actually accomplish its goal.
The most wonderful time of the year can also bring on the holiday blues. Here are 10 self-care strategies to protect yourself from the stress of the season.
As with other social media platforms, mindless browsing on Instagram can negatively impact mental health. These 7 tips can help you to maintain your digital wellness on the 'gram.
In recent years, many NBA players have shared their struggles with mental health. These accounts have created a call for change, and the NBA is taking steps to fill the gap.
Humans are hardwired to care, but what happens when caring for others exceeds our care for ourselves?
The World Health Organization highlights that burnout is more than just a state of stress.
Considering therapy as a career? Here are six prompts to help you decide if becoming a therapist is the right path for you.
One year ago we lost the life of music pioneer, Avicii. To honor his memory, you can learn about his mental health journey and help to spread mental health awareness.
Like any relationship, friendships can range from healthy to abusive. How do you know if your bond is strong? These ten signs will help you answer.
When loss enters the headlines, your mental health may be affected. Here are suggestions to help cope when grieving the loss of a celebrity who has influenced you.
Many are beginning to consider the importance of self-love. In this process, misunderstandings arise as individuals commonly mistake self-love for these four concepts.
Shainna Ali, Ph.D., is a practitioner, educator, and advocate who is passionate about highlighting the essentiality of mental health in fostering happiness and fulfillment.