Author – David Rosenberg Many of us think of college as a wondrous time of new experiences and great freedom to explore new ideas and find one’s true self. In recent years, however, depression and anxiety have afflicted college students at alarming rates. As noted in the latest Center for Collegiate Mental Health report, anxiety and depression are the top reasons that
Author – Katie Hurley, LCSW From the outside looking in, it can be difficult to spot the differences between stress and anxiety. Both can lead to sleepless nights, exhaustion, excessive worry, lack of focus, and irritability. Even physical symptoms – like rapid heart rate, muscle tension, and headaches – can impact both people experiencing stress
Author – Brenna Bailey Student activists have taken their fight to reform mental-health interventions in schools to the Arizona Capitol, working with lawmakers to craft legislation that is receiving bipartisan support. State Rep. Daniel Hernandez, a Tucson Democrat, has been working with students affiliated with March for Our Lives Arizona since before the legislative session
Author – Phyllis L. Fagell The two middle-schoolers had never met in person, but they both struggled with depression and were drawn to the same dark group chat. When one wrote that he planned to kill himself, the other took an image of his post. “I’m so freaked out,” she told me, her school counselor.
Author – Kathleen Boros In my children’s book about mental health awareness, Binky Bunny Wants to Know about Bipolar, Binky Bunny sees Mama Bunny sleeping a lot and wonders why she won’t wake up and play with him. When he asks his mom what’s wrong, he learns about bipolar disorder. Binky learns that Mama Bunny loves
Author – Holly Doggett As the executive director of NAMI Texas, I often get invited to speak and share my personal story. I start almost every story with a definition: “Resilience. Noun. The capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness.” I start with this definition because I think it has been an accurate description of