Why SAD is More than Just the “Winter Blues”

Most of us are probably familiar with the concept of the “winter blues”. It’s a theory that when the colder months approach, the accompanying environmental changes can trigger very sudden mood responses. And, during the winter season, these sudden fluctuations can have a serious impact on mental health. Most people who experience these fluctuations chalk …

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Why You Shouldn’t Prolong Recovery During the Holidays

For those currently on the path to recovery for substance misuse, the necessity to continue their recovery during the holidays is something that should not be taken lightly. While the holiday season is certainly a time to enjoy with friends and family, many factors that go into celebrating can jeopardize the ability to recover. For …

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Code-Switching

By Tyrone Best In recent times in my life, I have caught myself in a constant state of code-switching. What is code-switching you may ask? Well, it’s the way one person alternates their language, their speech, and their dialect depending on the situation and the people that they are around. This is very common with …

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What to Know About Mental Health Awareness Day

It’s Mental Health Awareness Day, an annual awareness event dedicated to spreading the word about the importance of mental health — and celebrating all of the progress that we’ve made so far! As part of Mental Illness Awareness Week, Mental Health Awareness Day is held every year on October 10 and is an opportunity for …

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