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Teens, PTSD, Anxiety, Depression Symptoms Linked to Bullying

by Ellen Carey

The teenage years can be a challenging time for both teens and parents. Teenagers are going through many trials, and parents need to be sure that changes in their child’s mental health does not go undetected.  

How To Manage Anxiety During Unprecedented Times?

by Jessica Miller

Hopelessness, Fear, Uncertainty, Anxiousness, and Loneliness are some of the common feelings that individuals internationally are undergoing currently. The constant feedback from a variety of outlets regarding the increase spike in cases of COVID-19, the hardships of deciphering what politics has become, and wondering every minute whether the world will ever be the same? Honestly, the one thing the globe needs right now is some peace and I am here to share a few specific ways to obtain this necessity.

Anxiety And Coping: A Personal Journey

by Kaitlyn Rose

I have struggled with anxiety, at least to some extent, for most of my life. Whether it was being afraid to make new friends, or leaving my comfort zone for fear of being ridiculed, or having to do The Most so people wouldn’t leave me, I have been impacted in various degrees for a long time.

Keep Calm and Carry On: My Anti-Anxiety Playlist

by Hannah Dobrogosz

Listening to music has proven to be one of my most effective coping mechanisms when dealing with symptoms of anxiety or stress. I even find comfort in creating specific playlists to fit various emotional states, seasons, or adventures in my life. I encourage everyone to create a special and personal playlist that they can turn to when they need comfort. If you are unsure of where to start, don’t fret! Below I have shared with you some songs that help me find inner peace.

Dealing With The Anxiety Of What You Don’t Control

by Sumbal Syed

One thing that is common among the greatest stoics in the world is a mindset of knowing the difference between what we control and what we don’t control.

“The chief task in life is simply this: to identify and separate matters so that I can say clearly to myself which are externals not under my control, and which have to do with the choices I actually control. Where then do I look for good and evil? Not to uncontrollable externals, but within myself to the choices that are my own…”

Epictetus, Discourses, 2.5.4–5

100 Tricks To Help With An Anxious Episode

by Hannah Dobrogosz

  1. Place one or both hands over your heart. Focus on the warmth of your chest and the power within your heart.
  2. Imagine a balloon in your stomach slowly inflating and deflating with each breath.
  3. Find a spot on the floor and get into child’s pose. Breathe.
  4. Put a cold rag on your forehead or the back of your neck.
  5. Count down from 100 (in your head or aloud).
  6. Write a pep talk note to yourself!

Anxiety and Depression - Not a Stigma Anymore

by Anusha Surathkal

It’s high time people understand what a person with depression and anxiety goes through.

Mental health is and has always played underdog among illnesses for years. People have this misconception that mental illness is a foul destiny, not something worth to be treated or discussed….