Blog Posts

5 Reasons Exercise is Great For Your Mental Health

During these unprecedented and stressful times, it’s more important than ever to practice the act of self-care. While your self-care routine previously may have included activities as simple as carving out 10 minutes a day for a quick meditation, finding a quiet moment to read a few pages of a good book, or binge-watching a new Netflix show, you might be surprised to discover how much better you’d feel if you added just 20 to 30 minutes a...

JUST. KEEP. GOING.

"JUST. KEEP. GOING. Creating Change Through Queer Art." What is the JUST. KEEP. GOING. initiative? I’ve spoken about it briefly on the main page and the "about" section, but I wanted to give more insight into what JUST. KEEP. GOING. is really all about. **Trigger Warning** Discussion of suicide Too many members of the LGBTQ+ community have been faced with more adversity than anyone should have to go through in their lifetime: bullying,...

How 2020 Reshaped the Mental Health Conversation

It’s summer of 2019; your friends are dogging you for missing brunch once again because of your anxiety. You’ve tried explaining to them the reality of your mental health issues, that you’re not simply “being lazy,” but they don’t get it. They don’t understand that the thought of getting in the car, dealing with traffic, having to find a parking space, and being in a loud, crowded restaurant is crippling to you. One of them...

7 Atypical Symptoms of Anxiety

If you’ve suffered from chronic anxiety for any certain length of time, you know by now the myriad ways in which it can rear its ugly head. If you’re not sure whether or not you suffer from anxiety or have only recently been diagnosed, below you will find some atypical symptoms you may be experiencing without realizing what’s been causing it. A few years ago, shortly after my father passed away, my anxiety was at an all time high. Aside...