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5 Strategies for Preventing Self-Harm Relapse

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

Mental Health Masking: What It Means and How to Recognize It

Reading Time: 8 minutes We all mask our true feelings at times to hide our vulnerability. Even though we may be worried about money, angry at a friend, blue from a break-up, or exhausted with work, we still answer “Fine” or “Good” when people ask how we are. People with mental health issues, however, may routinely hide their true […]

The Most Common Process Addictions in Young Adults

Reading Time: 8 minutes Is there anything wrong about using fun, distracting activities to relieve stress—like gaming, gambling, shopping, and scrolling through social media? Not when those activities are done in moderation. But if they become compulsive and start to take over your mind and your life, you may be struggling with a process addiction, also known as a […]
Mental Health

How Long Should a Young Adult Stay in Inpatient Care for Mental Health?

Reading Time: 8 minutes When a young adult needs more support than weekly therapy or outpatient care can provide, inpatient care for mental health may be the solution. Inpatient mental healthcare is often the most effective solution for young people struggling with mental health disorders such as PTSD, depression, anxiety, and/or co-occurring issues, like substance abuse and eating disorders. […]

Toxic Productivity in Young Adults: The Mental Health Causes and Consequences

Reading Time: 6 minutes We live in a culture that prides itself on hard work and productivity. Neither of those things is inherently bad. But when you’re driven to be productive nonstop at the expense of your physical and mental health, you’re likely experiencing toxic productivity. Setting realistic goals and working to accomplish them produces satisfaction and increases feelings […]
Mental Health

When to Take a Mental Health Leave of Absence from College or Work

Reading Time: 10 minutes Stepping away from college or a job can be a tough decision to make. It’s natural for young people to want to push through and succeed, whether that means getting a good GPA or making themselves invaluable to their team at work. But when a young adult is dealing with a mental health issue, white-knuckling […]
Mental Health

How to Build Emotional Resilience Instead of Making New Year’s Resolutions

Reading Time: 8 minutes It’s that time again—time to crack open a brand new year and get started on all the goals we’ve been procrastinating. Making New Year’s resolutions is a great way to start … right? Nope, not according to researchers and mental health experts. Their recommendation is to learn how to build emotional resilience instead. Why focus […]
Mental Health

What Is Histrionic Personality Disorder and How Is It Treated?

Reading Time: 7 minutes Histrionic personality disorder (HPD) is a mental health condition characterized by over-dramatizing feelings and situations. People with HPD tend to overreact emotionally and have poor impulse control. Because they struggle with their self-esteem, they constantly seek attention and affirmation.
Mental Health

Big T vs. Little t Trauma in Young Adults: Is There a Difference?

Reading Time: 6 minutes Does trauma come in different sizes? In the mental health field, traumatic experiences are sometimes categorized as big T vs. little t trauma. The idea is that some traumatic events are more intense and severe than others.  Regardless of how they are labeled, however, all types of trauma can have negative effects on young adults. […]
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
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High-Functioning Anxiety: What It Is and How to Cope

Reading Time: 7 minutes When we think about anxiety, we usually think about being paralyzed with fear and worry, to the point of being unable to deal with everyday tasks. However, anxiety doesn’t always manifest that way. In fact, young adults with high-functioning anxiety are often overachievers who appear to be succeeding in every aspect of life. But on […]
Mental Health

Tall Poppy Syndrome: When You Get Cut Down for Standing Out

Reading Time: 6 minutes Getting recognized for your accomplishments should be cause for celebration. So why does it sometimes feel like your successes have made you the target of criticism, gossip, or downright sabotage? You may be experiencing the social phenomenon known as “Tall Poppy Syndrome.”  Young adults are particularly vulnerable to Tall Poppy Syndrome. Competition for grades and […]
Mental Health
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The Effects of Stress on College Students

Reading Time: 6 minutes The effects of stress on college students are taking an increasingly heavy toll. With the typical stressors of college multiplied by the pandemic, nine out of 10 students believe there is a mental health crisis on college campuses, according to a recent survey.  Each semester brings new challenges and uncertainties alongside academic demands. Anxiety about […]

Do You Use a Filter Every Time You Post?

Reading Time: 6 minutes If you answered yes to that question, you’re not alone. Who doesn’t want whiter teeth, brighter skin, more symmetrical features? Social media filters let us have that and more, so we can keep up with all the other filter-using selfie-takers in our feeds. How could there be anything wrong with that?  It’s a natural impulse […]

The Effects of Drug Legalization

Reading Time: 5 minutes With an increasing number of states legalizing marijuana and other drugs, the debate continues on whether the negative effects of drug decriminalization outweigh the positives. Researchers, policymakers, and public health officials provide arguments on both sides. For mental health experts, however, the most relevant question is how drug legalization will impact rates of substance abuse […]
Mental Health

The Three Pillars of Mental Health for Young Adults

Reading Time: 3 minutes A new study has identified the top three health behaviors that support emotional well-being in young adults. These pillars of mental health clearly illustrate the power of the mind-body connection, and offer a road map for how to stay healthy in your 20s, both mentally and physically. Published in December 2020 in the journal Frontiers […]
Mental Health

The Impact of Virtual Isolation on Young Adult Mental Health

Reading Time: 5 minutes Young adults are plugged in all the time, yet they’re lonelier than ever. Separated from peers and mentors, yet connected to technology in every waking hour, Gen Z is suffering from both social isolation and digital overload—hence the term “virtual isolation.” As the pandemic wears on, many emerging adults feel as if their lives are […]
Mental Health

What True Unconditional Love Means for Young Adults

Reading Time: 6 minutes We all want to be loved unconditionally—to be loved despite not being perfect. True unconditional love, whether it’s between family members, friends, or romantic partners, supports us to be our best self. When we know we are unconditionally loved, we can go out into the world with confidence and a sense of security. Furthermore, research […]

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