Mental Health Resources for Teens and College Students

An interdisciplinary approach to cope with depression and anxiety. Mental health professionals often use medications and talk therapy as gold standards for interventions. Research also focuses on therapy and medications, giving them the stamp of “FDA approved” and “evidence-based.” Unfortunately, this rather narrow approach to a myriad of mental health struggles keeps clients in the… Read more »


The Effectiveness of Pet Therapy and Equine Assisted Therapy

As the rates of depression and anxiety soar amongst children, adolescents, college students, and adults, the waiting lists for psychiatrists and psychologists continue to grow. Instead of waiting helplessly for months on end, we should take a closer look at pet therapy and equine assisted therapy for coping, resilience, hope, and healing. Research demonstrates that… Read more »


Depression Rates Soar in College Students

Our next generation of college students are stumbling and falling blindly as the pandemic swirls chaos around them. Separated from their families, isolated in dorms, engulfed with sicknesses, and chronic confusion between online and in-person classes, these young adults are revealing dangerously high levels of escalating depression and suicide. Simultaneously expected to keep pace with participation in classes,… Read more »


5 Things You Should Do for a Better Quality of Life

Guest Post by Dorothy Watson, Mental Wellness Center We all have a few bad habits — but sometimes a minor behavioral pattern can morph into a larger one that affects your quality of life. Consider looking for ways to improve your outlook if you notice yourself engaging in any of the habits listed below. If… Read more »


Types of Therapies for Mental Health: A Biopsychosocial Approach

Mental health treatment has typically focused on medications and therapy as gold standards for interventions. Most of our research is also highly focused on therapy and medications, giving it the stamp of ‘FDA approved’ and ‘evidence-based’. Unfortunately, this rather narrow approach to a myriad of diagnoses, including depression, anxiety, OCD, mood disorders, tics, ADHD, and… Read more »


Rejoice, Recreate, and Rejuvenate: Tips for Success in 2022

The field of psychology has advanced in so many ways to help us focus on happiness, well-being, positivity, and joy. As we attempt to recover from two years of intense stress related to covid, masking, social isolation, and remote online participation, we must seek strategies to boost our spirits and mental health. An important question is: What is happiness,… Read more »


Neurofeedback for Depression & Other Mental Health Issues

When we struggle with depression, sleep, anxiety, ADHD, and OCD, we typically think of traditional talk therapy and/or medications as the first option to consider from the different types of therapies offered for mental health. Mental health struggles affect millions across the world each year, and individuals struggling with attention, fatigue, low motivation, and blue… Read more »


Easy Mental Wellness Tips for Work-From-Home Parents

Working from home can be a dream come true for many parents since it offers lots of flexibility, but it brings its own brand of stress as well. Remote employees often feel pressured to match their workday to an office standard, and this can be next to impossible when you have a little one depending… Read more »


Summer Fun: Heal, Empower, and Rejuvenate Your Kids

Harness the summer to revitalize your kids and family and shake off the blues. KEY POINTS After a difficult year, a rejuvenating summer may help children ward off depression and anxiety. This summer, it may be best to avoid academically-focused classes aimed at catching up or speeding ahead. Summer opportunities may be found at schools,… Read more »


Equine Assisted Therapy: A Unique & Effective Intervention

It’s a well-known fact that animals can provide us with emotional support and companionship. However, most people aren’t aware that our furry friends can help us cope in ways beyond the pet-owner relationship most of us are used to. Horses in particular have seen increasing recognition and integration in the traditional mental health field, as… Read more »