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 [...]

How Live Your True North Began

How Live Your True North Began

My History With Depression In October 2018, my therapist diagnosed me with depression after spending months struggling with chronic unhappiness. Although I seemed content from the outside, I constantly struggled with irritability, sadness, and loneliness. I paid horrible attention to my daily needs, and I spent a great deal of time wrapping myself up like a blanket [...]

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 [...]

What Is Depression?

What Is Depression?

Depression is as prevalent as the common cold. The Anxiety and Depression Association of America estimates that 264 million people around the world live with depression. Most people experience sadness, loneliness, or fear. These feelings are a normal part of life. However, depression involves clinical levels of low mood that impacts a persona's ability to [...]

How To Communicate Effectively

How To Communicate Effectively

The way we communicate with others and with ourselves ultimately determines the quality of our lives. Anthony Robbins Being able to communicate effectively is one of the most important life skills. How we communicate with others strongly influences the quality of our relationships among family, friends, colleagues, romantic partners, and even strangers. When we communicate [...]