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Empowering Young Adults

Escaping the Comparison Trap: How to Stop Comparing Yourself to Others

Reading Time: 8 minutes It’s natural to compare yourself to others. It’s part of how we define and understand ourselves. But while everyone plays the comparison game to some extent, young adults are more susceptible. They compare themselves to others in all kinds of ways: grade point averages, job titles, income, physical appearance, dating success, vacations taken, parties attended, […]
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What Is Psychological Safety for Young Adults?

Reading Time: 8 minutes As young people mature, leave home, and begin to carve out their own lives, they forge new relationships of all types. For those relationships to flourish, psychological safety is a must. Psychological safety means trusting you can share ideas, concerns, and feelings with others without risk of humiliation or rejection. Psychological safety is foundational to […]
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Common Questions About Young Adult Mental Health Answered

Reading Time: 6 minutes These days, young adults are speaking up more about their mental health. They’re attending therapy more than older generations. They’re opening up to their friends, families, bosses, coworkers, and professors about their mental health struggles. As we come to understand more and more what’s at the root of young adult mental health issues, it’s imperative […]
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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 […]
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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 […]

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 […]
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The Scary Truth About How Zombie Scrolling Impacts Mental Health

Reading Time: 5 minutes Their eyes are sunken, their skin is ashen, and they communicate with grunts rather than words. Only their thumbs move, endlessly, flicking up and down on the glowing rectangles clutched in their hands. Just a small part of their brain still works, and that part is entirely devoted to the images flashing before them, one […]