Truth be told, I am not sure how I would have reacted in the past. It was not until college when I understood how crucial it was to protect our mental health at all costs. It was also the first time a friend suggested I try therapy.
With no customers and no other means of staying afloat, many well-established community businesses had no other option than permanent closure. People were losing their jobs and struggling with deteriorating mental health. While so many businesses and people were facing bleak prospects for the future, one industry was doing its best to spread joy and positivity: dog adoption.
For decades, psychology theorists have talked about the impact of interior design in homes have on emotional stability. The application of some simple interior design techniques will boost your mental well-being.
Being a college student in the current world is not an easy task. Balancing exams, papers, internships, mental health and a pandemic with no light at the end of the tunnel is exhausting. Let us not forget that we just witnessed one of the most crucial elections in American history. But being an international student – pandemic or not – brings a unique set of challenges.
I have deleted and redownloaded apps like Instagram and Twitter too many times to count. I have frequently heard friends and colleagues say they are “taking a break from social media.” Most people seem to understand why and what that means. But why is it normal, and why do we accept this without questioning it?
My main problem with journaling has always been the time commitment. Sometimes, sitting down and writing about my day just seems like a hassle, and in quarantine times, when the days all feel the same, recounting my day is even less appealing.
Almost 50% of women who go on the pill discontinue use in less than a year because of intolerable side effects, the most frequently cited being unpleasant changes in mood. Many women report depression, anxiety or feeling crazy after using the pill.
As a pandemic-level threat, coronavirus is obviously affecting people’s physical health with numerous symptoms. For some, the virus is putting a strain on their mental health.
BaLENS is a column written by Jerry Yan about wellness, self-care and positivity. The name consists of “balance” and “lens,” meaning finding your life balance through the lens of life. …