What Connects Anxiety, Depression, and PTSD?

Mental health disorders are nothing to be ashamed of. They’re very common, and anybody can suffer from one. Mental health disorders like anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are common, but aren’t completely understood. The public and even people whose job is to study mental health disorders don’t always understand what causes mental illnesses. […]

3 Ways to Manage Teenage Stress

If you’re the parent of a teen, you’re probably under some form of stress, different from the teenage stress exhibited by your child. You have to work all day or run the household (or both), pay the bills, maintain your relationship with your spouse or partner if you have one, keep up with your teen’s […]

How to Help Your Stressed Teen

Is your teen stressed out? If so, it’s not surprising. Teenagers sometimes experience more stress than adults realize. They’re under a lot of pressure to achieve academically, especially if they are on the college track. They may also feel pressure to achieve in extracurricular activities, especially if they’re involved in competitive activities like sports. On […]

Anxiety Attacks vs Panic Attacks: What’s the Difference?

Your heart is racing. Your breathing is rapid. You feel nauseated. You’re paralyzed by intense feelings of fear, even though there’s no obvious reason for you to be afraid. Minutes later, it’s over. What just happened? Did you have a panic attack or an anxiety attack? Many people don’t understand the difference between the two, […]

How to Prepare for Life After College

When you were getting ready to graduate from high school, you probably heard a lot about how different college was going to be and how to get yourself prepared for college life. But for many people, the jump from college to life after college is an even more challenging transition. And while in college you […]

How Does FOMO Impact Mental Health?

FOMO, or fear of missing out, is the sense that you need to stay connected to what others are doing because otherwise, you may miss out on something rewarding or important. This is not a new phenomenon – it’s related to what was called “keeping up with the Joneses” in past generations. It’s the idea […]

How to Help Gen Z Overcome Anxiety

More than previous generations, Generation Z reports feeling anxiety at a greater rate than some other common mental illnesses. There are a number of theories about why Gen Z is so anxious. They’re more isolated than previous generations, getting their social interaction through screens instead of in person. They’re under intense pressure to succeed academically. […]

Why Is Generation Z So Anxious?

Today’s teenagers and young adults are increasingly reporting feeling anxious and stressed. According to the American Psychological Association’s annual Stress in America report, 91 percent of Generation Z experienced symptoms associated with stress, such as depression or anxiety. But why are teenagers experiencing so much anxiety? At first glance, it may seem like today’s young […]

Teen Anxiety Disorder Signs and Symptoms

With approximately 18 percent of the population suffering from an anxiety disorder of some type, anxiety is one of the most common mental health conditions affecting teenagers and adults. Anxiety is not a disorder in and of itself; in fact, it’s helpful in many different situations. When it begins to affect daily life, however, it […]

Tools for Managing Holiday Stress

When it comes to stress, you might already have some tools in your belt. Holiday stress is largely the same as everyday stress, but there are some differences. Many people who handle their stress and anxiety well all year might feel very overwhelmed when the holiday season approaches. Having some ideas in mind to combat […]