Author: happy_hop ★


Self-care: Sleep matters too!

How can we take care of others if we don’t—or won’t—take care of ourselves? Flight attendants instruct us that, in the event of crisis, we must put our own oxygen masks on before trying to...


Becoming You

“Life isn’t about finding yourself, it’s about creating yourself.” Featured Photo Credit: Sudden Fiction via Compfight cc Can you relate to this? Can any of your friends? Let others know below!


Helpful App for Anxiety

Created by Anxiety BC (a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing the public’s awareness and access to resources on anxiety disorders) and BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services, this app is your own personal and portable...


The Power of Hugs

“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn...


Good News Network

The Good News Network is a site that features a whole bunch of positive, uplifting stories multiple times a day which makes me, at least, feel confident in people and often leaves me with...


Everything all in one place: Half of us!

Sponsored by mtvU and the Jed Foundation, Half of Us is an online site which provides various types of resources in all different forms of media. Some highlights of the site include: short videos from teens...


Time is your friend

“Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections but instantly set about remedying them — every day begin the task anew.” -Saint...


Self-care: Why exercise?

Self-care is all about improving ourselves, having more energy and being more satisfied with the events happening in and around us. Self-care involves a daily routine to achieve these goals by implementing the three core methods...


Emotional First-Aid

Why is it important to heal your emotions? During his practice, Guy Winch, a licensed psychologist and author, noticed how most cultures value the body over the mind. He points out that we experience more...


Side effects of antidepressants

Although antidepressants are one of the ways to help adolescents with depression or anxiety feel better mentally and socially, there are also some other physical attributes to them that may tag along, too. With antidepressants,...