101 Coping Skills for Depression

101 Coping Skills for Depression

Identify potential triggersIdentify your emotionsTake a walk Call a friend Practice deep breathing Meditate for 5-10 minutes Draw a cartoonWrite 5 things you love about yourself Stretch for 10 minutes Go for a run Play with a pet Make a playlist of feel good songs Listen to your feel good songs Dance Paint a representation [...]

Suicide Prevention: Fact or Fiction

Suicide Prevention: Fact or Fiction

Each year, September brings a slight chill to Pennsylvania, generating anticipation for changing leaves, crisp air, bulky sweaters, and hot apple cider. It also brings a deeper sense of purpose and passion to those acknowledging September as National Suicide Prevention Month. All month, individuals around the world work together to spread suicide prevention awareness. Suicide [...]

The Power of Breath

The Power of Breath

There are several actions that occur in our body without clear direction and effort from our brain. A heart beat, for example, is a powerful and- barring any serious health issues- automatic rhythm that plays a vital role in keeping our bodies alive. My brain always visualizes Osmosis Jones running around inside my body to [...]

Digging up the Roots of Depression

Digging up the Roots of Depression

Anyone can experience sadness, grief, and despair (assuming one has the emotional capacity), but not everyone will experience depression. Depression is characterized by loss of interest, lack of pleasure, changes in appetite or sleep, irritability, low energy, decreased mood, among other symptoms that can have a severe impact on daily life. Try to picture being [...]