The Mental Health Benefits of Gardening

Gardening is one of Mother Nature’s great equalizers.  It’s a satisfying and therapeutic activity that anyone–from a senior adult to a very young child – can tackle relatively independently. Many can enjoy the gratification of creating something from virtually nothing.  What begin as tiny seeds germinating into something that’s living, thriving, and – potentially – bearing […] Read More

From Orientation to Wedding Invitation

College has always been a popular place for a person to meet their spouse. However, with the rise of online dating and less young adults getting married, there has been a slight decrease in the number of married couples that have met in college. For those in a long-term college relationship, what is the likelihood […] Read More

Mental Health Access for the Elderly

“The young man pities his elders, fearing the day he, too, will join their ranks. The elderly man pities the younger generation, well-knowing the trials and tribulations that lie ahead of them.” ― Lynda I. Fisher Our culture has some interesting tendencies toward the elderly, sometimes relegating them as “cute” (even though this is often borne of […] Read More

Finding a Hobby to Help with Confidence and Self Esteem

Confidence is probably one of the most attractive qualities a person can have. Yet, ironically, it can be very difficult for people to allow themselves to feel confident. Between influences of the media and the general tendency to compare oneself to others, a person’s self-esteem can plummet without much effort. Besides formal psychiatric, cognitive behavioral […] Read More

Back to School Anxiety

The start of the school year is an exciting time, but it can also be scary. With activities starting, homework piling up, and waking up early again, it is easy to become anxious and intimidated. In fact, the start of the fall season brings many changes for all; even parents of children going back to […] Read More

Preventing Suicide in Older Adults

If you were to guess which age group has the highest rate of suicide, which age group would you pick? You might be inclined to guess that teenagers and young adults have the highest rates of suicide. However, this is not the case. In actuality, older adults have the highest rates of suicide of any […] Read More

Men’s Body Image and Self-Esteem

It’s not unusual for one to be bombarded with images of television celebrities who have been deemed to have the “perfect” body. And if that’s not enough, you can turn to any radio station or flip through the pages of any major magazine and be inundated with information about diet supplements or advertisements for appearance […] Read More

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