The Health Benefits of Outdoor Winter Activities

Some people see the beginning of winter as their cue to get out of the house and partake in outdoor winter activities – they can’t wait for the chance to go skiing, snowboarding, or ice skating. Many others, however, would prefer to do the opposite – curl up inside a warm house with a blanket […]

The Importance of Mental Illness Awareness in Schools

Did you know that the average age that people start showing early signs of mental illness is 14 years old? This is one of many reasons why schools need to be involved in mental illness awareness. Take a look at some of the things that you should know about mental illness awareness and why it’s […]

6 Ways to Take Action in Raising Mental Illness Awareness

Mental health issues can affect anybody. There are no rules about spreading mental illness awareness – it could happen to you, to a friend of yours, or to a family member. Unfortunately, despite ongoing research and advancements in the field of mental health issues and treatment, many people have misunderstandings or incorrect assumptions about mental […]

The Challenges of Invisible Disabilities

When you think of living with a visible disability, at least some of the challenges of that disability seem obvious. But the challenges faced by those who suffer from invisible disabilities aren’t as immediately obvious to people who don’t have those experiences. If a person doesn’t look sick or disabled, do they really face as […]

How to Show Support for Someone With a Mental Illness

Living with a mental illness is hard. It can also be hard to love, show support, or live with someone who has a mental illness. The words “mental illness” encompass a range of very different conditions with widely disparate symptoms, so there’s no one-size-fits-all guideline for the friends and family of people who have a […]

Helping Teens Cope With Chronic Illness

Navigating the teenage years with a chronic illness or disability. This is a developmental period when peer relationships and fitting in are especially important, and chronic illness can complicate that. Teenagers are also wrangling with their self-esteem and their sense of themselves as independent people during this developmental stage, and dealing with a chronic illness […]

How to Help Teens Cope After a School Shooting

No parent or teacher wants to think that they’ll need to help the teenagers in their care cope with the aftermath of a school shooting. But the reality is that in today’s climate, a school shooting is a real possibility in many communities. Surviving a school shooting is a very traumatic experience, and teens who […]

5 Things Not to Say to Someone With an Invisible Illness

Invisible illnesses like fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, Lyme disease, and others are often not well understood even by the medical community and the people that suffer from these disorders. It can be even harder for friends and loved ones of people who have invisible diseases to understand them, and that can make it hard to […]

How to Support Someone With an Invisible Disability

There are a variety of challenges and barriers that come with any kind of disability, and people who live with invisible disabilities often face additional challenges due to people not understanding their disability – or even worse, not believing them about their own disability. Abled friends and family members often want to help, but don’t […]

3 Things Parents Should Know About Instagram

It can be tough to keep up with all of the different apps that today’s teenagers are using. Teens spend a lot of time on their phones and other mobile devices, and it can be hard for parents to keep up. However, if you’re the parent of a teenager, you probably have heard about Instagram, […]