The Symptoms and Treatments for Seasonal Affective Disorder: SAD Part 2

Finals are coming up. People are getting sick. It’s freezing cold outside and you have no motivation to get out of bed. It gets dark at 5 pm, for god’s sake! The only thing keeping you going is the holiday season- oh wait, never mind, all your winter plans might be canceled because of COVID-19.Continue reading “The Symptoms and Treatments for Seasonal Affective Disorder: SAD Part 2”

The Symptoms and Treatments for Seasonal Affective Disorder: SAD Part 1

Updated: Jan 1 Cold, dark, gloomy… If you’re like me, these are words you would use to describe winter. But no matter how much you hate the season, it probably doesn’t affect your mood significantly—that is, unless you have Seasonal Affective Disorder. Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a disorder that affects one’s moods according to theContinue reading “The Symptoms and Treatments for Seasonal Affective Disorder: SAD Part 1”

The Symptoms and Treatment for ADHD (Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)

“Living with ADHD is like being locked in a room with 100 Televisions and 100 Radios all playing. None of them have power buttons so you can turn them off, and the door is locked from the outside.” – Sarah Young ————————————————————————— Contrary to popular belief, ADHD is a real mental disorder, and it isContinue reading “The Symptoms and Treatment for ADHD (Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)”

Yoga and Its Effects on Mental Health

Recently, I watched a video on the effects of an ancient Indian practice: yoga. The video talked about the physical health benefits of yoga, such as improved flexibility and muscle strength. Yoga is widely known for its positive effects on physical health, but did you know that it also has an incredible impact on mentalContinue reading “Yoga and Its Effects on Mental Health”

Everything You Need To Know About Insecurities

Especially in our teenage years, we all have something to feel insecure about. Looks and grades are just the tips of the iceberg. So, why is it that we are insecure? Are insecurities always a sign of low self-worth? First, what are insecurities, and where do they start? In simple words, insecurity is a lackContinue reading “Everything You Need To Know About Insecurities”

Black Mental Health Matters

In this time of tragedy and turmoil across the nation, we members of “You’re Not Alone” are reaching out to express our support and solidarity for the movement that is taking place in the United States and around the world right now. While many of us do not experience the same level of struggle thatContinue reading “Black Mental Health Matters”

The Science Behind OCD

Updated: Apr 24, 2020 Most people have heard of OCD, but what is the science behind the cause of this mental disorder? Obsessive-compulsive disorder, also known as OCD, is a mental health illness that causes unwanted thoughts or feelings that lead to compulsive, repetitive actions; it affects approximately 1 in 100 children in the United States.Continue reading “The Science Behind OCD”