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It’s Not Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Coping with Seasonal Affective Disorder

Daylight saving time is coming fast. If you are like many, the thought of an extra hour of sleep seems glorious. Plus, the fall brings pretty colors, fun holidays, crisp air, and pumpkin spice lattes. For others, fall brings with it feelings of depression—seasonal depression. This type of depression is called seasonal affective disorder or SAD - a type of depression that happens seasonally. Its symptoms usually last through fall and winter, [...]

November 1st, 2023|Depression, Mental Health|

LGBTQIA+ Ancestors

LGBTQIA+ ancestors inspire and encourage Queer people. LGBTQIA+ communities need this inspiration and encouragement, as they suffer higher rates of mental illness, often brought on by discrimination and oppression not impacting other straight and cisgender individuals.   LGBTQIA+ ancestors can be activists who won rights and freedoms—and still fight that fight—for this community. They are a noble part of the history of LGBTQIA+ rights. The community also takes inspiration from the history of [...]

October 16th, 2023|LGBTQIA|

The Impact of Social Isolation and Loneliness on Mental Health

In a time where we have near instant connections with people, it’s strange to think that as a society, some have never been lonelier. Loneliness is a subjective emotional state, often resulting from social isolation and lack of social connections, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Loneliness and social isolation can negatively impact mental and physical health. Some of these effects include depression, decreased quality of sleep, poor [...]

October 3rd, 2023|Depression|

Need to Know for Women: Behavioral Health Screenings

In recent decades, women’s mental health has been on a decline. Nearly 1 in 5 women have a common mental health disorder such as depression or anxiety. In addition, 53 percent of women experiencing a mental health challenge have experienced abuse. However, many of us are often unable to find and access appropriate resources during a mental health crisis. This is particularly alarming since 36 percent of women who have experienced extensive [...]

September 18th, 2023|Women's Health|

Back to School Days: Taking Care of Student and Parent Mental Health

Summer has come to a close, at least according to the Philadelphia School District and other school calendars. Parents and caregivers have been in the throes of back-to-school shopping, backpack stuffing, and other preparations to get their kids ready to go back to school. For the approximately 200,000 Philadelphia students returning to school, there is undoubtedly a mix of emotions. For some it is disappointment over the end of the slower, laid [...]

September 7th, 2023|Family & Youth|

Suicide Prevention: The Power of Early Intervention

National Suicide Prevention Month is a crucial time to emphasize the significance of early intervention in suicide prevention. Through my experience providing support on the Mental Health Partnerships Chatline, I have witnessed the power of non-crisis chatlines as urgent care for the mind. Our platform serves as a lifeline for individuals seeking understanding and validation, empowering them on their mental health journey. The Power of Early Intervention As a Certified Peer Specialist, [...]

September 5th, 2023|Suicide Prevention|
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