Grief is never easy. But when you’re in college, it’s even harder. In honor of National College Student Grief Awareness Day, let’s talk about a few tips to help college students navigate grieving. College is so much different from every other part of life. By the time you get to college, you’re labeled an […]

Emotional Health, Grieving, Mental Health, Support

April 18, 2024

6 Tips for Navigating Grief in College

Choosing the right mental health professionals to support you can be scary. You’re trusting someone with the deepest, messiest parts of yourself – and you deserve to be able to trust them fully. So let’s talk about what you can do to ensure you’re trusting the right people. I’ve recently come face to face with […]

Emotional Health, Mental Health, Mental Illness, My Journey, Support, Therapy

April 4, 2024

Let’s Talk About Ethics: Advice for Choosing and Vetting Your Mental Health Professionals

How much do you really know about substance use? Today, for National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week, let’s learn about the topic together. Content Warning: This blog contains discussions of drug and alcohol use, overdose, overdose death, and other difficult mental health issues. If you find these topics uncomfortable or distressing, take the time to […]

Addiction, Awareness, Disorders, Mental Health, Mental Illness, Substance Abuse

March 21, 2024

What You Don’t Know About Drug and Alcohol Use

Content Warning: This blog contains discussions of self-harm, mental illness, abuse, and other difficult mental health issues. If you find these topics uncomfortable or distressing, take the time to decide whether this content is right for you. If you need to talk to someone, you can reach out to me at any time. I talk […]

Anxiety, Awareness, Depression, Emotional Health, Mental Health, Mental Illness, Uncategorized

March 7, 2024

Let’s Talk About Self-Harm

National Eating Disorder Awareness Week begins on Monday, February 26th. In observance of this vital awareness week, let’s talk about eating disorders. What are they? What are the risk factors and signs? What can we do to prevent eating disorders, and to offer better support and resources to the people around us? Content Warning: This […]

Awareness, Disorders, Eating Disorders, Mental Health, Mental Illness

February 23, 2024

Eating Disorders: Let’s Take a Compassionate Approach.

It’s Sexual Abuse & Sexual Violence Awareness Week. This issue happens more often than most people realize – which is why bringing awareness to it is so important. Let’s talk about what sexual violence is, who is at risk, and what we can do to prevent it. Content Warning: This blog discusses various forms of […]

Awareness, Domestic Violence

February 8, 2024

Shining a Light on Sexual Violence

How do you define happiness? What does joy mean in your life? Today, in honor of Hunt for Happiness Week, let’s talk about finding personal happiness in our everyday lives. Not the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow happiness. The real life, in the middle of real ups and downs, happiness.  Do […]

Emotional Health, Inspiration, Mental Health, Mindset

January 25, 2024

5 Simple Ways to Find Happiness in Everyday Life

Today is National Human Trafficking Awareness Day. How much do you really understand about this worldwide issue? Let’s talk about it. Human trafficking isn’t a simple issue. The portrayals of trafficking shown in movies and on TV usually aren’t realistic or accurate. So what does human trafficking actually look like? And what can we do […]

Blog, Domestic Violence

January 11, 2024

Uncovering the True Nature of Human Trafficking in the US and Beyond

Happy Holidays!  I hope that all of you have had a happy holiday season – whatever that looks like for you. Today marks 6 years without Jim. As you can imagine, the holidays have been more than difficult ever since his loss. It’s a time filled with great pain but also reflection. I believe in […]

Emotional Health, Grieving, Inspiration, My Journey, Relationships, Support

December 27, 2023

6 Years, 6 Reflections: Memories and Life Lessons on the 6th Anniversary of Jim’s Passing

December is Seasonal Depression Awareness Month, and it couldn’t be more timely. Between the shortened daylight and the holidays, this time of year can trigger increased depression. So let’s talk about it. This season is especially tough for so many of us. Even if we love the celebrations, the holidays are still stressful. We’re dealing […]

Depression, Mental Health, Mental Illness

December 14, 2023

Bringing Awareness to Seasonal Depression

It’s International Day for Tolerance, so today I want to talk about tolerance from the perspective of a mental health advocate.  If you spend even a small amount of time interacting with others, you’re bound to find differences. From race and gender to political beliefs and worldviews, diversity is all around us. And as the […]

Emotional Health, LGTBQ, Mental Health, Mindset, Moods, Relationships

November 16, 2023

Practicing Tolerance: It’s Good for Your Mental Health!

We’re heading into the Halloween weekend, and as I look at everyone’s costumes on social media I can’t help but think about masks. I’m not talking about actual masks, of course. I’m talking about the masks that people put on in everyday life – the ones that hide their true personalities, identities, and intentions. I’ve […]

Emotional Health, Mental Health, Relationships

October 26, 2023

Stop Putting On Masks and Live Authentically!