What are the “Winter Blues”?

What are the “Winter Blues”?

Winter Blues The “Winter Blues” are a type of Seasonal Affective Disorder, also known as SAD. The National Institute of Mental Health defines Seasonal Affective Disorder as “a type of depression characterized by its recurrent seasonal pattern, with symptoms lasting...
Zoning out or Dissociation?

Zoning out or Dissociation?

What is Dissociation? Zoning out or dissociation? Dissociation can make you feel out of touch with your body, as though you are floating through life. Dissociation is a mental process where a person becomes disconnected from their thoughts, feelings, memories, or...
Setting Healthy Boundaries at School

Setting Healthy Boundaries at School

Setting Healthy Boundaries at School September is here which means school is now in session! After a long summer break it can be hard for many of us to dive headfirst back into schoolwork, reuniting with old friends, and managing extracurricular activities. It is...
The Difference Between Sadness and Depression

The Difference Between Sadness and Depression

What is the difference between sadness and depression? Sadness is a universal emotion that is experienced by all of us at some point in our lives. Feeling sad is a normal response to various situations and life events, such as loss, disappointment, rejection, stress,...
How Support Groups Benefit Families

How Support Groups Benefit Families

How Support Groups for Parents Benefit Families What Is A Support Group? A support group is a meeting or workshop where people gather with others facing similar issues. It provides a safe space where you can talk in a free manner. It also allows you to meet new people...
Substance Use and Addiction

Substance Use and Addiction

Substance Use and Addiction  Addiction Addiction occurs when we lose the ability to control how much or how often we consume something. There are many things people can become addicted to such as: alcohol, drugs, gambling, sex, medications, and more. While we may...