women's history month

Women Pioneers in Mental Health

Women’s contributions have advanced many fields, often despite sexism forcing them to work behind the scenes. Historically, fiercely determined and compassionate women have made great strides in psychology, counseling and social work. In honor of Women’s History Month all March, who are some of the most pioneering women in...


eating disorder

Subtle Signs of an Eating Disorder

According to the Eating Disorders Coalition, 30 million Americans suffer from an eating disorder at some point in their life. However, despite the prevalence of these conditions, it can sometimes be challenging to spot when someone you love is struggling with an eating disorder. That’s not only because there’s...


romanticizing an addiction

The Dangers of Romanticizing an Addiction

Making peace with your past so you can grow and thrive is an essential part of recovering from a substance use disorder and any related mental health challenges. However, when you look back on the history of your problematic relationship with alcohol or drugs, there’s a risk you might...


pandemic parenting

Pandemic Parenting: How to Manage Your Anxiety for Your Kids

It’s been almost a full year since COVID-19 began sweeping the globe, causing many of us to take unprecedented safety measures to curb viral spread in our communities. Widespread school closures required parents to take on teaching and coaching roles, on top of their other daily duties. For parents,...


teletherapy

Our Behavioral Health Predictions for 2021

Though 2020 brought us many unexpected trials and challenges, it also gave people some things to be grateful for. One example of this is a renewed focus on health and well-being. The pandemic taught us about the need to follow expert guidelines from the CDC to avoid spreading illness...


seasonal affective disorder

Can You Get Seasonal Affective Disorder in SoCal?

If you find yourself always feeling lethargic, sad or depressed during specific times of the year, you could have a condition called seasonal affective disorder, or SAD. SAD occurs with a change in the seasons. Many people who have this mental health challenge experience symptoms in the fall and...


personal growth

Personal Growth Strategies You Can Use During COVID-19

Personal growth is a journey worth pursuing at any phase of life, especially during the COVID-19 crisis. Though some pundits have dubbed 2020 a “lost year” due to the many opportunities taken off the table by this novel coronavirus, that doesn’t mean you can’t learn and become a more...


resilience

New Strategies for Boosting Your Resilience and Well-Being

When uncertainty surrounds you and makes you second-guess every decision you make, it can wear you down if you lack the resilience to deal with life’s challenges. How can you actively work on building your resilience and improving your mental well-being – especially amid the upheaval that has characterized...


help a loved one with depression

How to Help a Loved One With Depression

Witnessing a loved one’s battle with depression can be heartbreaking. You may feel powerless to help them rise above their mental health challenges and reclaim their life from this disorder. If you’re concerned that depression is robbing someone you care about of joy, here are five proactive tips for...


work anxiety

4 Ways to Cope With Work Anxiety

Every job comes with some amount of stress, but extreme work anxiety can severely disrupt your life, including the quality of your work and your relationships with colleagues. If your worries about your job are starting to spill over into your free time and have caused you to dread...