What You Need to Know About Self-Harm

What You Need to Know About Self-Harm

People often keep it a secret, but the urge to self-harm isn’t uncommon, especially in adolescents and young adults. Many overcome it with treatment.   Whether a person has recently started hurting themself or has been doing it for a while, there is an...
Eating Disorders and Mental Health

Eating Disorders and Mental Health

What are eating disorders? An eating disorder is a mental illness. You will use food to try to manage your feelings. If you have an eating disorder you will have an unhealthy relationship with food. This may be eating too much or too little food. Or eating a lot of...
Self-Compassion: How to be Kinder to Yourself

Self-Compassion: How to be Kinder to Yourself

Self-compassion seems like a simple concept: direct compassion toward yourself like you do to others. But it’s incredibly common, especially with those who struggles with their mental health, to disregard the importance of being kind to yourself. Per Dr. Kristen Neff,...
How to Start and Maintain New Habits

How to Start and Maintain New Habits

What is a habit? What you repeatedly do (i.e. what you spend time thinking about and doing each day) ultimately forms the person you are, the things you believe, and the personality that you portray.  Routines vs. Habits Most of us assume the two are interchangeable....
Realistic Resolution for the New Year

Realistic Resolution for the New Year

When you hear the word “resolution”, you typically associate it with the new year. New year, new me – right? While the intention of resolutions can be innocent, they can make you feel as though you are a failure if you don’t stick to them. Most of these resolutions...
What Does “Self-Care” Really Mean?

What Does “Self-Care” Really Mean?

What is self-care? Any activity that we do deliberately to take care of our mental, emotional, and physical growth. This means activities that replenish us and nourish us to stay balanced in body, mind, and spirit, keeping us fit and resilient in times of physical or...