As high school seniors are making their way across the graduation stage, their minds are turning to thoughts of leaving for college in the fall. Making the transition from living at home to living on campus can be exciting but also overwhelming.
Running a farm, you experience many variables over time due to changes in regulations, weather, technology, and product demand. Everyone experiences stress, but when stress overwhelms you, it can make you physically ill.
Stress impacts many of us to varying degrees. Sometimes we are equipped to handle the stress, but sometimes the stress is persistent and it begins to impact our lives including our physical health.
May is mental health awareness month. The association between poor mental health and problem gambling is not frequently addressed, so let’s talk about it.
Want to spend time with adorable dogs? Volunteer for an organization that raises service dogs in training (SDiTs)!
October 10 is World Mental Health Day and I encourage you to take action. Taking action may have a different meaning for each of us and that is good, because mental health needs are different for everyone.
It’s time to start thinking about how to spend your time with the warm days and late evenings, especially after being stuck inside for the past year -- getting outside for your physical and mental health is important.
Mental health gained a huge amount of attention this year. As quickly as news spread about the pandemic, social scientists began predicting a spike in mental health needs. This was helpful in that it reduced the stigma of having public discussions on coping with mental health issues.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, we have all been stuck in the house, consuming new information, working from home, while also taking care of our loved ones. We have been practicing “social distancing” and staying indoors. This can take a toll on our mental health and it is important that we stop and take some time each day to practice self-care.
Special guest post written by Alexander E. Chan., Ph.D., LMFT ; State Specialist – Mental & Behavioral Health; University of Maryland Extension.
Since the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting quarantines began, social scientists have jump started the coping process by labeling an experience we are all facing: grief.