Tag: Mental Health

How To Help Your Children Cope With COVID-19 Stress

By: Lauren Ramakrishna As COVID-19 first spread across the US in early 2020, parents’ main concern became protecting their kids’ health. While masking and social distancing have gone a long way to help ensure the physical health of many children and adults in this country, families report a worrying decline in mental health, particularly now. ParentsTogether Action, a national parent-led non-profit,…

Rare Beauty to Raise $100 Million for Mental Health Initiatives

The newly launched Rare Impact Fund aims to increase access to mental health services in underserved communities. By Bianca Betancourt Selena Gomez’s Rare Beauty cosmetics line just announced the Rare Impact Fund, an initiative pledging to raise $100 million over the next 10 years to provide access to mental health services in underserved communities. Moving forward, one percent of sales…

Here’s Absolutely Everything You Need to Know About Getting an Emotional Support Animal

By Carina Hsieh and Elizabeth Narins It’s no secret that animals can lift your spirits — aside from y’know, personal experience, studies even show this. But if you have a qualifying mental or emotional disorder, the therapeutic bennies of having a qualified fur baby by your side can help even more. Of course, plain old pets aren’t always permitted in certain…

5 Things to Look For On a College Campus That Benefit Mental Health

By Carly Drake, North Central College and Diane Bruce Anstine, North Central College Researchers have studied college students’ mental health for decades. Even in the 1920s, it was clear that the many stresses of higher education – like academic demands, post-graduation plans and financial concerns – wear on students. This stress can incite new mental health concerns and worsen existing ones, such as anxiety and depression. Sleep…

Caring For Your Mental Health While Taking Online Courses

By Alyssa, Student Minds Blog Even though you may have thought you’d adjusted to your university routine, the current necessity of learning from home can make it much harder to find a university-life balance. COVID-19 has changed many of our plans — especially when it comes to university. Just as much as it’s important to self-regulate and keep up with studies,…