The Brain & Substances

The Brain & Substances

Your brain is a balance of chemical reactions, so what happens when you change the balance with alcohol or marijuana? Since we already know how the brain develops, let’s throw an extra variable into the equation: substances such as alcohol or marijuana. Most of us know the effects of these substances from movies or tv. […]

Mental Wellness: A Muscle You Have To Work Out

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Mental Health vs. Mental Wellness… Think you know the difference?  In today’s world, you probably hear the term “mental health” thrown around left and right. People are talking about mental health, what it means to them, and some of the ways they deal with it all the time! But, what is mental health, and how […]

Who Are My Trusted Adults?

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Having at least one trusted adult in your life consistently can have a huge impact on your mental health! Do you prefer to talk to your friends when you’re having a hard time? Do you find that many of your peers come to you when they need help or just someone to talk to? Friends […]

The Brain 101

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It’s the most powerful organ in the body, but do you really know how it works? It’s the keys to your own personal car. It controls everything you do, including the things you don’t even think about doing. Even the fastest supercomputers humanity has ever designed still can’t hold a candle to its power. It’s […]

Self-Care 101

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If your body is a cup, how do you empty it? Think of your body as a cup. When you experience stress, that cup fills up over time. The things that may cause your cup to fill up can be stressful situations like losing a loved one or a breakup. There are also what we […]

How to Build Your Coping Skill Toolbox

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Coping isn’t one-size-fits-all… find the right tools for you to be prepared for any situation, time, or place! Think back to a time when you felt sad, stressed, or anxious… Did you talk to someone you trust, like your best friend? Did you try to distract yourself by scrolling through Twitter or Instagram? Did you […]

Fighting Stigma

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It’s no secret that talking about mental health is hard, but you can help make it easier by learning about stigma and how to avoid it! While our society has become more accepting and tolerant to people with mental health conditions over the years, there’s still a lot of stigma around the topic of mental […]