Women are twice as likely to suffer from anxiety as men. Anxiety is at an all-time high in today’s time. Women have a way of swallowing the effects of anxiety and coping with them, causing it to be highly underdiagnosed in the United States. On average, women will wait for 9 to 12 years before being properly assessed and treated for anxiety. The disorder becomes something that feels “normal” after …

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Loneliness is in the air during summer. College students are home, working their summer job, and deprived of their late night Cookout runs with friends. They are no longer neighbors with their BFF and do not have the constant social community around them. Summertime can bring newfound sadness and stresses to the young adult’s life. Home can feel somewhat familiar and somewhat foreign. With a little bit of effort and …

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Sometimes it can feel like we are the only person in the world feeling the way we do. But the fact is, we are never alone. Mental health conditions, stress, and unexpected twists in life are common. The impact of mental health conditions and suicide weigh heavy on our society. This is why we need to create a conversation about mental health. How talking helps Keeping the floor open to …

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“Grow up!” Easier said than done. The transition to adulthood can be hard to navigate, but it’s important to remember you are always the driver. Controlling your thoughts is the first step to starting adulthood on the right foot. I hate to break it to you, but you’re not going to love everyone you meet. The real world impacts everyone differently and that’s out of your control. The best advice …

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Some people complain that their busy teens and adolescents won’t give them the time of day. This may be, however, because they don’t have the time to give. For today’s adolescents, time is of the essence—and so, for that matter, are time management skills. This owes to the fact that, for the typical adolescent, there is no such thing as a typical day; not when any given 24-hour period might …

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Youth is a time of life frequently associated with happiness and positivity. Young people often are perceived as cheery, joyful, and filled with hope for the future. The fact is, however, that depression is a very real problem spanning all generations—including the youngest among us. Depression in young adults, furthermore, is a very real problem. Recent studies indicate that as many as 1 in 20 women aged 20-44 suffer from …

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The statistics are shocking and disturbing, to say the least. Out of a recent survey of 10,000 students at 13 of Washington’s two- and four-year institutions, nearly one-third report suffering from depression in the past year, 26 percent have reported anxiety, and more than 10 percent have had suicidal thoughts. Nearly four out of five college students report that emotional distress negatively impacts their academic performance. These statistics seem to …

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Over the years, research has shown that about 68 percent of adolescents have experienced at least one potentially traumatizing event by the time they’re 16 years old. Out of those teens, about 1 in 5 will have problems such as school issues and emotional difficulties. The risk is especially high for trauma in young women. It’s obvious that the risk of trauma effects isn’t low. A recent study discovered new …

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At the Young Adult Transition Association (YATA) Conference this year, Brinkley and Sarah will be presenting on healthy young adult relationships and love in the digital age. After a therapeutic program, it can be hard for individuals to transition back into regular life. Going from a largely controlled and supportive environment to a less predictable and open one isn’t easy–especially for young people.  This isn’t just about predictability and support, …

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