Author: Chelsy Castro

National Childhood Obesity Week

National Childhood Obesity Week takes place in July. This week is to help shed light on an increasing problem in this country. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, obesity affects roughly 14 million children and adolescents. While some look to the government to enact legislation to tackle the childhood obesity epidemic in this country, there is much we can...

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What is PTSD

Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a psychiatric disorder that typically occurs after individuals have experienced or witnessed a traumatic event such as a serious accident, natural disaster, a terrorist act, war/combat, rape or other violent personal assault. In the past, PTSD went by different names. During and right after the years of World War 1, the term “shell shock” was often used....

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National Men’s Health Week starts June 13th

Men. They’re strong. Courageous. But men are also susceptible to disease and poor health outcomes. In fact, men are more likely to experience health issues simply because they have been brought up to believe that asking for help is a sign of weakness, and putting others first should be their priority. Luckily we have National Men’s Health Week, which runs between June...

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June 6th is National Hunger Awareness Day

According to a Household Food Security in the United States in 2019 report, 35 million Americans live in households that struggle with a basic lack of food. One in eight households with children cannot buy enough food, with households in the south suffering the most. Raising Awareness of Nationwide Hunger To tackle the rising problem of hunger in this country, the United States...

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What is Art Therapy?

At some point in most of our lives, there will come a time when we experience a mental health crisis. It may come after a divorce, the loss of a loved one, or another traumatic event. Many traditional types of therapy, such as cognitive behavioral therapy or CBT, can be very effective at helping people overcome their depression, anxiety, and other symptoms....

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Understanding Mental Health in the LatinX Community

Living your best life means not only being healthy physically but also emotionally and mentally as well. For many, seeking the guidance of a mental health professional is a way of ensuring their overall well-being. But for some communities, there is a stigma associated with getting help for depression and other mental health issues. One such community that holds conflicting beliefs about...

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5 Free Ways to Improve Your Mental Health

When we talk about our mental health, we're talking about much more than a clinical diagnosis. Your mental health also refers to your psychological well-being. Having a healthy psychological well-being means you're able to better manage your emotions as well as your mood. Every day presents its unique challenges, and a healthy mental state can help you take challenges in stride. 1....

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Is Social Media Bad for Your Mental Health

Have you been feeling a bit low lately, but you can’t quite put your finger on why? It may have something to do with your social media habits. According to a recent study, social media use can increase depression and loneliness. For years people have suspected that social media use might have an ability to negatively impact our mental well-being. After all,...

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3 Ways to Kindly Say “No” to Invites for Introverts

Life is challenging when you’re an introvert. What are simple interactions for many people can feel anxious and uncomfortable to you. The mere idea of taking part in certain social events can be exhausting and emotionally draining to an introvert. While some social functions, such as business meetings, cannot be missed, there are social gatherings that can be, and it is totally...

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