Does alcohol affect people with a mental illness differently?

Last weekend, I had what could be considered my last hoorah as we descend into the next wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, and we indefinitely l...

How social media can be bad for our mental health

You're feeling particularly fabulous and decide to take a selfie. The post only gets a couple likes, while your friend's picture get...

This year sucks: It's okay to talk about it

My New Year's resolution was to write a blog post once a week. January, I was going strong; February and March I did okay. But when the ...

To anyone whose mental health is affected by the 2020 elections, I understand

Has the entire year of 2020 — the COVID-19 pandemic, the racial injustice and now the upcoming election — caused you to feel like your menta...

What to do if you're scared of having a child because of your mental illness

When many people imagine their futures, "having a baby" is one of the top things on their lists of what they want to do in life. B...

Recent study shows that Botox injections may reduce depression

Samantha Jones from Sex and the City has said, "You know me, I don't really believe in marriage; now Botox on the other hand, t...

Disparities in mental health care for minority groups

I've talked with multiple counselors throughout my life. And, to be honest, unpacking my problems and my secrets to a stranger has bee...

Checking in on your mental health during month 4 of COVID-19

Last week, I had a sore throat. And, in this world of COVID-19, this mild sore throat lead to a 24-hour anxiety attack. I started sw...

Black stories are necessary in the fight against racism

Whenever a tragedy happens, writers use their words, artists use their art, and musicians use their songs to raise awareness. But, with t...

Does PMS affect our mental health?

It makes me livid when a woman is upset or crying and someone asks, "Is it your time of month?" As if her feelings are invalid. ...

The difference between panic attacks and anxiety attacks

I realized about a year ago that panic attacks and anxiety attacks are different. Woah! Mind blown! You'd think I would have known a...

You're not alone; this is making us all feel crazy

Last night, I had one of the worst panic attacks I've had in while, where I collapsed onto the dining room floor and started hypervent...

It's important to take care of your mental health during the coronavirus pandemic

I had a nightmare last night — we ran out of toilet paper and I went to the grocery store and ended up getting trampled to death by the cu...