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10 Signs Your Young Adult Is Struggling

Reading Time: 9 minutes Parent intuition is real. Parents usually have a gut feeling when something isn’t right with their child, even when that child is a young adult who’s not living at home anymore. And those instincts are often accurate. However, because young adulthood is such a tumultuous time, parents sometimes recognize the signs that a young adult […]
Mental Health

What It Means When You’re Feeling Emotionally Numb

Reading Time: 7 minutes You might have seen the phrase “feeling emotionally numb” on a list of common symptoms of various mental health disorders. But what does that really mean? Feeling numb inside is different for every individual.
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How to Turn Trauma Dumping into Authentic Connection

Reading Time: 9 minutes If you’ve ever watched a reality dating show, you’ve probably seen an example of trauma dumping. It’s that moment during a date when someone opens up about an intense and distressing event in their personal history.
Mental Health

A College Mental Health Checklist for Students

Reading Time: 9 minutes College can be one of the most exciting times in a young adult’s life—and one of the most stressful. Being away from home for the first time, without the support of family, is both freeing and frightening.
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How the Fentanyl Epidemic Threatens Young Adults

Reading Time: 4 minutes Abuse, addiction, and deaths due to the synthetic opioid fentanyl are increasingly prevalent among young people. And the danger of the fentanyl epidemic is multiplied by the proliferation of fentanyl-laced drugs, like Percocet, oxycodone, and other prescription opioids. Teens and young adults buy these poisonous counterfeit drugs illegally via social media platforms. Synthetic opioids such […]
Mental Health

What Are Avoidant and Anxious Preoccupied Attachment Styles?

Reading Time: 6 minutes What does attachment mean, in the context of mental health? Attachment is trusting that we can count on another person for a sense of safety, connection, and belonging. It’s rooted in our experiences with our primary caregivers in infancy, long before we developed conscious awareness. And it sets the stage for how we approach our […]
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The Link Between Vaping and Mental Health

Reading Time: 7 minutes Many young adults don’t realize that vaping is harmful to their physical and mental health. In fact, one-third of young people believe that vaping nicotine is no worse than drinking a cup of coffee. And they may not understand the links between vaping and mental health conditions, including depression, anxiety, psychosis, and eating disorders. Awareness […]
Mental Health

Post-College Depression: Why It’s So Common and How to Cope

Reading Time: 7 minutes College commencement—“the first day of the rest of your life.” After four long years, countless cram sessions, and too many all-nighters, you’ve finally made it. There’s nothing quite like that moment when you finally throw your cap in the air (literally or figuratively). But for many recent graduates, the feelings of accomplishment and celebration quickly […]
Mental Health

How Cancel Culture Psychology and Toxic Tribalism Impact Young Adult Mental Health

Reading Time: 6 minutes Human beings are wired for connection. Having strong communities in which members looked out for each kept our ancestors alive, and connection is still key to our well-being. We want to feel a sense of belonging within a group of people who share our values—whether that’s Cubs fans, a gaming community, or Swifties (Taylor Swift […]
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Preventing Self-Harm Relapse: 5 Approaches to Maintain Recovery and Break the Silence

Reading Time: 6 minutes Why do young people self-harm and how they can find self-harm recovery? Since self-harm typically starts in early to mid-adolescence, many young adults who struggle with this behavior may have been in treatment before, were able to stop, and then had a self-harm relapse during a period of emotional distress. Preventing self-harm relapse starts with […]
Mental Health
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The Mental Health Effects of Sleep Deprivation in College Students

Reading Time: 4 minutes College and sleep deprivation are known to go hand in hand. But pulling all-nighters doesn’t just leave young people yawning in class—it may also significantly reduce their well-being. Sleep deprivation in college students and other young adults may be contributing to the current mental health crisis among this age group. Sleep Deprivation in College Students: […]
Mental Health

Is the Idea of Manifesting Change Bad for Mental Health?

Reading Time: 6 minutes Positive manifestation is an idea that has become increasingly popular among young people. Sometimes referred to as the law of attraction, manifestation is the belief we can change and shape our lives just by the way we think. We can control what happens and make our dreams come true by putting good thoughts and energy […]

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