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Mental Health Hacks: A Millennial Perspective

Mental Health Hacks: A Millennial Perspective

We live in a very fast paced society that is constantly urging the importance of work and productivity. As an adult (specifically American) productivity is required to make a living wage, so there’s...

Common Myths of Mental Illness

Common Myths of Mental Illness

Although mental health has become more talked about in recent years especially in the media, there are still some common stereotypes that linger in today’s society surrounding mental illness. If you...

Tips for Dealing with Post-Pandemic Anxiety

Tips for Dealing with Post-Pandemic Anxiety

As we say goodbye to the days of stay-at-home orders and other COVID-19 restrictions, you may find yourself struggling with a whole new set of anxieties that were perhaps not an issue pre-pandemic....

Life-Long Skills Teens Can Develop During Therapy

Life-Long Skills Teens Can Develop During Therapy

As teens emerge into adulthood and experience both physical and environmental changes, this time can be very difficult to navigate. Therapy is a safe space where teens are able to express concerns...

20 Positive Coping Skills

20 Positive Coping Skills

Coping skills (also known as coping techniques or coping mechanisms) have become a part of many people’s vocabulary over the past year. Many people are talking about coping skills, but do they know...

Sleep And Mental Health

Sleep And Mental Health

We all know sleep is an essential part of our health. It can affect your metabolism, your immune system, stress level, and your overall mood. About 10% to 18% of adults suffer from some sort of...

Time Change and Mental Health

Time Change and Mental Health

Daylight-saving time change is quickly approaching, but with digital clocks on our phones and devices, we tend to not worry about changing our clock hands. Nevertheless, daylight-saving time...

The Importance of Diversity in Schools

The Importance of Diversity in Schools

Diversity - the inclusion of people of different races, cultures, etc. in a group or organization. What does diversity look like in Rowan County? According to the United States Census Bureau:...

The Benefits of Reading Books

The Benefits of Reading Books

Maybe you’re like me and you’ve never really been a “reader” or maybe you’re like my sister and your favorite pastime is tearing through a novel in one afternoon. I recently began picking up more...

Graduate School During A Pandemic

Graduate School During A Pandemic

I vividly remember the last day of in person classes prior to the onset of COVID-19. The sun was shining bright and the weather outside was perfect. I have this image in my mind of myself standing...

Mental Wellness During The Holiday Season

Mental Wellness During The Holiday Season

During the holiday season (November-January) we spend a lot more time with loved ones and frenzying from store to store searching for the perfect gift or outfit. As daylight savings time begins and...

The Power of Routine

The Power of Routine

Your daily routine, whether intentional or frenzied, influences performance, stress levels, sleep patterns, and overall mental well-being. The absence of a routine is often associated with feeling...

5 Tips for Effective Goal Setting

5 Tips for Effective Goal Setting

As the Holidays get closer some people may be thinking about what their 2021 will look like. While 2020 was the “Year of the Vision,” some of us cannot wait to see what 2021 has to hold and how we...

Practicing Self-Care During COVID-19

Practicing Self-Care During COVID-19

As we enter into the 8th month of the COVID-19 pandemic there may be some new or increasing feelings. You may feel anxious about what will happen next, is it COVID or the flu? Did I wash my hands...

Overcoming Challenges in Virtual Learning

Overcoming Challenges in Virtual Learning

As a student in a Master of Social Work program, I am facing many challenges with virtual learning. I have experienced internet connection loss, accidentally muting and unmuting myself during zoom...

Tips to Addressing the Stress of Election Season

Tips to Addressing the Stress of Election Season

Voting season can bring up a lot of stress and anxious thoughts. Some people may be unsure if they are qualified to vote. Some people may be unsure how or where to register or vote. Some people may...

Simple Mindfulness Techniques for Children

Simple Mindfulness Techniques for Children

As an emerging social worker, I look forward to incorporating mindfulness-based techniques into my work with youth. Children experience sensory overload throughout their busy days, just like adults....

Tips to Manage COVID-19 Stress

Tips to Manage COVID-19 Stress

1. Trust Information from Reputable Sources Only CHOOSE 1-2 RELIABLE SOURCES OF INFORMATION It is important to stay well-informed. It is equally as important to only trust information from reputable...

Having my baby during the global pandemic of COVID-19

Having my baby during the global pandemic of COVID-19

I had my baby at the beginning of the quarantine. Everything went smoothly. It got a little lonely because we couldn’t have many quests. Once we got home and life started going back to normal it was...

How Coronavirus has effected my life as a teenager

How Coronavirus has effected my life as a teenager

Quarantine has affected me positively and negatively. Here are a couple ways I have been affected positively. For one I have been able to get closer to my family and be more open to new ideas and...

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