Have you seen all the drug commercials lately? The rise in prescriptions for anxiety and depression in America, along with increasing lifestyle illness begs our individual and collective attention and action.
Are the demands of college wearing you out? Todays students, of all ages and degree levels, are reporting record highs in stress. Instead of finding out the hard way, learn five key lessons to help sweeten your experience and avoid falling into the traps of constant anxiety and stress overload that are far too common across today's college campuses.
Have you ever heard some introduce themselves or someone they love as "bipolar", "ADHD", or "autistic"? In an age of hyper-diagnosis, we need to examine our language choices and how they can contribute to stigma and shame. The global mental health crisis begs our attention-and careful discernment will help us to better grasp our wonder and complexity as humans.
With mental health awareness month upon us, there's lots of information circulating that can either help or hinder our understanding of our emotions and reactions to stress. We need to weed through the messages to ensure we don't assume it's only a matter of will power, but something requiring all hands on deck across our social institutions to avoid becoming fried.
Is is possible to be completely bias free? Even with the best of intentions, the forces of social conditioning can interfere with our perceptions and constructions of one another. Have you ever misjudged someone, or been on the receiving end of wrong assumptions? How can we overcome these limiting tendencies in favor of embracing and appreciating our many dimensions?
Have you been waiting for that highly-anticipated vacation? Research is demonstrating that including daily break rituals in your routine can help stave off burnout and keep you from stress overload and exhaustion.