Impact of Delayed Mental Health Treatment

By Catherine Wachira, PMHNP Major depression is one of the most common mental health disorders in the U.S. An estimated 21 million adults in the US have experienced at least one major depressive episode (National Institute of Mental Health [NIMH], 2020). Only about half of people affected by depression seek treatment with psychotherapy, medication, or […]
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Beat the Heat

By Catherine Wachira, PMHNP Are you thinking it’s too hot to exercise now? With temperatures steadily rising as we approach June and July, those who normally enjoy being outdoors may find it unbearable being outside, let alone exercising. While it might seem almost impossible to exercise throughout the year, keep in mind that exercise benefits […]
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Need Motivation to Exercise?

By Catherine Wachira, PMHNP Do you ever lack the motivation to exercise? You are not alone. Whether you prefer walking, jogging, or strength training, there are some days you just don’t feel like exercising. Studies have shown that motivation is one of the key factors that ensure individuals continue exercising. What can you do to […]
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The New Normal

By Catherine Wachira, PMHNP Over the last few years, the COVID-19 pandemic has undoubtedly led to dramatic changes in our lifestyle. Much of this change stemmed from the need to conduct work and school from home since the start of the pandemic in 2020. However, even as the pandemic nears the end, many are continuing […]
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The Good and The Fad: Achieving A Healthy Diet

by Muhibbah Khan I was scrolling through Instagram the other day and passed by an advertisement on how to lose weight fast. I thought nothing of it and kept scrolling, but only a few minutes passed, and there it was again… and again… and again. I think within an hour I saw about 20 advertisements […]
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Are You What You Eat?

By Nazia Islam, LPC-S, RPT  The euphemism “You are what you eat” was coined in 1826 by famous French gastronome Jean Anthelme Brillant Savarin. He wrote “‘Dis-moi ce que tu manges, je te dirai ce que tu es’’, which translates to  ‘Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you what you are ‘” […]
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Do You Need More Sleep?

Do You Need More Sleep? by Muhibbah Khan If you’re a fellow student like me, I’m sure you know the feeling of pulling multiple all-nighters and having to down cups of coffee to keep yourself functioning so you can complete your assignments, all while balancing multiple jobs, familial responsibilities, and maintaining a social life. The […]
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Pandemic and Sleep

Are you experiencing Coronasomnia? By Nazia Islam The COVID19 pandemic is a prolonged stressor that has made unprecedented changes worldwide. Among the many changes that came with the global pandemic are people’s sleep patterns. Some experts have termed this phenomenon as Coronasomnia. Coronasomnia is categorized as separate from insomnia because Coronasomnia is the loss of […]
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Radical Acceptance and You

Our minds can be a personal prison sometimes, locking us in and berating us for everything we “should” or “could” have done differently but didn’t. And sometimes it locks us in and plays looping video of events we might not have had control over, but that we can’t help but be stuck on. Other times, […]
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Real Mindfulness Is Active

“Mindfulness” is one of the latest mental health terms that has been co-opted and misappropriated by our society of trends. Mindfulness allegedly now has something to do with coloring books and a mythical state of letting everything go and being really super calm all the time. While attempting to guide clients into calming breathing exercises, […]
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