Holidays & Observances

Our Tiny Planet

Caring for the world around me can be difficult when I struggle to care for myself. How can I put energy towards combating climate change or separating plastics from trash, when I already face so much difficulty in maintaining a proper meal plan and even waking myself for class? But Earth Day is so much…

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day – Florida A&M University Chapter

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Jan. 21, we share this message from Florida A&M University’s Active Minds chapter, a historically black university, to both celebrate and honor the work and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., as well as shed light on the mental health advocacy being done on their campus. Why…

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#NeedYouHere

This Valentine’s Day, let someone know you care. Buy a box of bracelets and share this beautiful message of hope with friends and family. Buy a box for your chapter, book club, teammates, coworkers, cousins, you name it! Buy a box of bracelets Post a photo of your bracelet and use the hashtag #NeedYouHere. Check…

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What the Holidays Can Be Like With a Mental Illness

For many, the holidays season is the best, most joyous time of the year. For others, it’s the opposite. Living with a mental illness is tough. And it’s even harder when you’re expected to be all happy and jolly, loving life with your friends and family. It’s hard to explain how an atmosphere of happiness…

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Happier Holidays: Tips to De-stress and Enjoy Your Break

This time of year can be the best: heading back home, family-time, food everywhere, gift-giving! But the holidays can also be the worst: heading back home, family-time, food everywhere, gift-giving. The way you view the holiday season can depend on a lot of different factors. Does traveling back to your home town make you excited…

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10 Mental Health Resolutions for 2016

Everyone has different opinions about the New Year. Some people think it is a fresh start, a new chapter, a time to reflect on life. But others may find the new year hard, like a reminder of past failures or “just another day.” As 2016 starts, it’s no doubt that we will be inundated with…

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15 Autumn Wellness Tips to Keep You Healthy This Fall

The transition to the shorter and busier days of fall can be a challenge. To help ease the change, we’ve put together 15 Autumn Wellness Tips to get you ready for the colder months and keep your mental (and physical!) health in check. 1) Start taking a Vitamin D supplement. We get most of our Vitamin D…

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10 African & African American Psychologists You Should Know

It’s Black History Month and we’re excited to bring you this list of important African and African American psychologists who have conducted critical research and contributed to the field of psychology in so many ways. 1. Kenneth Bancroft Clark (1914-2005) Contributions:  Work essential in case of Brown v. Board of Education. In the famous “Doll Study” he studied…

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#EDAW: How to Be There for Someone with an Eating Disorder

National Eating Disorder Awareness Week is February 22-28. All week long, we’re bringing you blog posts specifically on eating disorder awareness and recovery. Eating disorders are complex mental health issues that have serious physical health implications. No one deals with their eating disorder in the same way, but here are some general tips for being…

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