As our culture develops a more accepting view of mental health, it’s time to expand the conversation on grief and loss. Therapist Elizabeth Tschoegl spoke with us about opportunities for, and challenges to, changing the way we talk about and grapple with grief in our busy, technological culture.
Someone experiencing burnout might find it difficult to distinguish from regular workplace stress. Burnout is characterized by feelings of exhaustion, negativity or cynicism about one’s job, or depleted productivity at work. Here are some common causes of workplace burnout.
LGBTQ youth experience higher rates of trauma than their peers. Queer people experience disproportionate rates of suicide, depression, anxiety and substance abuse. Data suggests that as many as 38-65 percent of transgender individuals have contemplated suicide.
Campbell’s work helped raise awareness within the Black community about the importance of recognizing, and addressing, mental illness. Her efforts stand as a reminder that the work is ongoing and the consequences of ignoring the issue are considerable.
The Secret Garden, Frances Hodgson Burnett’s 20th century novel, tells the story of Mary Lennox, a girl who moves to England following the deaths of her parents. As she copes with her grief, she also faces ill health, loneliness and a ton of additional concerns that we now would recognize as major stressors. As you… read more
Growing evidence suggests that eating well can improve your mental health, particularly your mood. For example, foods such as berries can boost memory and learning capacity, and certain teas can increase focus and reduce mental fatigue.
Discussions of mental health on our televisions represent a radical change; there was a time when mental health was so stigmatized that people avoided discussing it within their families, let alone engage with it on a public platform. In many ways, this shift towards mental health representation is a major win. Shows that “do it right” can normalize conditions that might have otherwise felt isolating or shameful, and can encourage viewers to seek treatment.
For many people, difficult times arise when one or more partners in a relationship are coping with a mental health concern. For example, the person suffering might feel embarrassed about their concerns, or find it difficult to convey their symptoms. Their partner might feel helpless or confused, and worry about making matters “worse.” To support… read more
You’ve probably been there before: you’re scrolling through Instagram, only to see a friend’s gorgeous selfie. Suddenly, you compare your social media feed to theirs and feel totally inadequate. This happens all the time. However, it doesn’t mean you need to take a month long social media hiatus. A new study offers some insights into… read more
Just as people aren’t born “good” or “bad,” no one is born a cynic or an idealist. Our view of the world is shaped by our experiences—which is a relief, because it means we can change that view if we see fit. But which should we strive for, cynicism or idealism? What are Idealism and… read more