The first month of the new year can stir up different thoughts and emotions for everyone. Some people will feel really excited and confident about the new year. Others might have reservations about the new year or simply not care. No matter how you feel right now, it is very important to focus on mental health during the month of January. To learn about the importance of mental health and ways to work on it in January, read this article.
Getting Through Tough Times
You probably think of winter break as a blissful, free, much-needed time to forget about school. Perhaps you binge-watch shows and movies on Netflix, make daily plans to hang out with friends, or enjoy a vacation somewhere warm. This is the picture-perfect winter break. While many students do enjoy these luxuries, this is not the case for everyone. To learn about the different emotions during winter break and tips to cope with them, read this article.
Loneliness during the holidays is something many people go through, though it may not feel that way if you're the one experiencing it. It can be especially hard if you typically struggle with feeling lonely, with the holidays being a time for people coming together. In this article, we'll discuss how to cope with feeling lonely during the holidays.
With only one month left until American New Year, you may notice New Year anxiety and/or depression. To learn about why some people might struggle with negative emotions and how they can cope, read this article.
November is Epilepsy Awareness Month. This is a very important topic that needs more awareness because it is more common than people realize. According to the article called “What is Epilepsy?” from the Epilepsy Foundation website, epilepsy is “the fourth most common neurological disorder and affects people of all ages.” Read this article to learn about how epilepsy is linked to mood disorders, ways those diagnosed with the condition can cope, and how you can support a loved one with epilepsy.
Explaining depression to friends and family isn't always easy. Many people seem to lump sadness and depression in the same group, but they are very different. Everyone experiences sadness from time to time, while not everyone goes through depression. For those without depression, understanding the difference can be confusing. In this article, I'll be sharing my take on explaining my depression with loved ones.
How do you feel about the transition between fall and winter? Where I live, it can almost seem as though we do not have a fall. Sure, there might be a few weeks when the weather cools down and the leaves change color. But the temperature might freeze too fast for your mind and body to react properly. Here are some ways to prepare before winter starts.
You may be experiencing some end-of-year pressure as the fourth quarter starts because it is common to start thinking about all the things we set out to do and haven't yet. Maybe you wanted to lose weight or get a huge promotion. If you haven't hit those goals yet, you may feel the pressure to get it done before the year ends. This may cause you to feel overwhelmed, pressured, and anxious. If you're feeling anxious due to end-of-year pressure, continue reading below.
Suicide from depressed thoughts tragically takes a lot of lives each and every day, and the saddest part is that it can be prevented. From an outsiders perspective, it can be very hard to understand what the thoughts are of someone who takes his or her own life. In this article, you'll get some insight into some of the depressed thoughts behind suicidal ideation. (Note: This post contains a trigger warning.)
The feeling that life is meaningless can lead to suicidal ideation. This ideation is thoughts about suicide without the intention to follow through with it. While suicidal ideation is common and can pass quickly, it can become dangerous if it is not treated. I find writing to be a healthy way to cope with suicidal ideation. Here are some things to keep in mind if you want to use writing as a healthy coping technique. (Note: This post contains a trigger warning.)