Category: Educate Yourself

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Benefits of Eucalyptus

As someone who has anxious moments, I’ve found that different scents are very calming to me such as lavender, peppermint, and eucalyptus. I’ve been aware of lavender’s calming benefits for a while, but have...

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Why Do Plants Improve Our Mood?

The cliched image about someone having a “green thumb” typically involves someone in their backyard, their overalls covered in dirt, hands protected by thick gloves that are rough to the touch. The garden can...

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Seasonal Affective Disorder

As the days get shorter this time of year, some have trouble maintaining a positive mood. One type of depression is known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). SAD typically sets in at the beginning of...

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Back to School

It is that time of the year!  Stores are ready with “back-to-school” sales on all the products to prepare you for the new school year.   However, what does your mental health tool kit look like with...

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Is Depression in My Genes?

Where does depression come from? Like we talked about before, there are many theories (ideas for why something happens that scientists put together from facts and based on how the world seems to work). There is some...

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Why Not Ask For Help?

Have you ever wanted to talk to a therapist or psychologist about difficult feelings, but hesitated? If you’ve ever felt this way, you are not alone. The reasons for this hesitation are often rooted in people’s backgrounds, and...

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Tips For Improving Your Journaling Practice

In a previous blog, one of our adolescent blogging ambassadors talked about some benefits of journaling. The practice of journaling regularly has physical benefits—for example, it really helps strengthen the immune system! Emotionally, it helps us organize our thoughts,...