What Is Seasonal Depression? It’s December. Days are getting colder and shorter. We spend more time indoors, which means less sun, less outdoors time, and often less physical movement. With all these seasonal changes, people often feel the “Winter Blues,” experiencing low energy, fatigue, depression, and...

What are Movember and No Shave November? Starting to notice men’s facial hair growing suddenly longer and thicker since the start of November? November is commonly being accepted as Men’s Health Awareness Month. It is no accident since movements like Movember and No Shave November encourage men...

What is a hospital chaplain?   Chaplains are service people who are a part of the multidisciplinary teams in institutions such as hospitals, military, schools, and more. But what many people do not know or often misunderstand is the variety of roles a chaplain is there...

Having resilience means standing strong and pushing back in the face of challenges. It’s holding your ground and forging ahead even when the current is working against you and pushing you backward. For many us, resilience sometimes seems like a natural characteristic – either you...

We live in difficult and uncertain times. Keeping up with politics and current events can be distressing. The world may feel like it’s out of control, and you may feel like informing yourself as much as possible is a way to find control again. However,...

What Is A Chaplain? Though chaplains play vital roles in professional, medical, military and other contexts, those roles are not always well understood. Chaplains provide spiritual care, but what does that really mean? What Does A Chaplain Do? For one thing, chaplains are not “fixers.” They are not...

It’s OK to be Anxious The last few months have been packed with uncertainty and new, unprecedented circumstances. It’s scary stuff. As a result, it makes a lot of sense that many people are feeling elevated levels of stress and anxiety.We’re going to talk about different...

What are Online Support Groups? Online support groups take the best of both worlds and put it together to provide benefits to many people.  Support groups connect people going through similar challenging experiences creating a common bond.  Having sessions online gives people all the conveniences and...

As May and Mental Health Awareness Month come to a close, we reflect on the importance of emotional health and how to practice healthy self-care. Why do we have Mental Health Awareness Month? Since 1949, each year the month of May has been observed in the United...