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University and Mental Health

By Erica Eugenio | September 12, 2022

University students are vulnerable to mental health issues since they are often living away from home for the first time and dealing with the rigors of adult life. Having good mental health will allow them to adapt and manage the changes and challenges that come with academic and day-to-day life. According to research, 61 percent of youngsters reported that they felt more lonely after the pandemic than ever. Seven out of ten teenagers said they struggled with mental health issues in some form. As a result, students’ perceptions of colleges and universities have shifted due to the mental health crisis.…

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Mental Health in the Classroom

By Erica Eugenio | September 5, 2022

Teaching is a hard job! It’s even harder when mental health presents itself in in the classroom. After parents, teachers are the ones that impact a kid’s mind the most. This is an important topic that deserves to be talked about without stigma. We need more open dialogue and understanding of mental illness so we can support kids from falling threw the cracks. An early education done right can help them and the teachers have an integral role in this. Most teachers have enough experience to help the students overcome the problems they face with their studies or school. However,…

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How Can You Make Transitioning Back to School Easier for Kids?

By Erica Eugenio | August 22, 2022

Transitioning from summer to back to school can be particularly difficult for children. And fitting into the next academic year is always more challenging. The weeks leading up to and after a student’s return to school can significantly impact the rest of their academic year. Don’t worry if you don’t feel ready for the forthcoming school year.  You can help your child’s class routine operate smoothly and acclimatize them to school life if you prepare a back-to-school plan ahead of time. Check out these pointers for a successful start to the school year, including how to prepare for the first…

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Emotion Regulation Skills

By Erica Eugenio | August 1, 2022

We all have known a person who is seemingly unflappable. No matter what life throws their way, they keep a cool head and manage to stay positive. It’s amazing, really, and you can’t help but wonder how they do it. Well, it turns out there are specific emotion regulation skills that help people regulate their emotions effectively. And guess what? You can learn them too! The skill is known as Emotion regulation. It is a crucial component of mental health, and its imbalances can lead to several disorders. The strategies used for increasing, maintaining, or decreasing emotions may come from…

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Self-Injury Doesn’t Mean Suicide

By Erica Eugenio | July 11, 2022

“Self-harm is also commonly known as self-injurious behavior (SIB), self-mutilation, non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI), parasuicide, deliberate self-harm (DSH), self-abuse, and self-inflicted violence” (Klonsky). Self-injury, is the act of intentionally injuring one’s own body, such as cutting or hitting oneself. Self-injury is not the same as a suicide attempt. At the same time, self-injury is a dangerous approach to coping with emotional anguish, severe rage, and frustration. While self-injury may provide a brief sense of relief and stress release. Frequently followed by remorse and shame, and the painful emotions one was escaping from. Life-threatening injuries are rarely planned, and can lead to…

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